Microsoft teases next-gen Xbox with E3 countdown

Microsoft teases next-gen Xbox with E3 countdown
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

January 3rd 2013 at 9:40AM

'And it's on' says Larry Hryb as timer counts the days till E3 2013

Microsoft’s Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb has begun a countdown to E3 2013 on his blog potentially teasing the announcement of the next Xbox.

Hryb, who acts as Microsoft’s community voice and is director of Xbox programming at the company, has not given any explanation for the countdown which clocks the milliseconds till the event, but simply uses the phrase “and it’s on”.

The next Xbox, codenamed Durango, has been expected for some time, and many believe 2013 will be the year Microsoft makes its move publicly into the next generation of consoles.

E3 2013 will take place on June 11th, 158 days from now, at the LA convention centre in the US.

Microsoft had been tipped to announce their new console at last year’s expo, but no such reveal was forthcoming. Sony has also yet to unveil the PS4, although dev kits are rumoured to have been shipped to studios.