Microsoft will reveal the new Xbox today at 1 PM eastern as a major event streamed live online, on the Xbox and on Spike TV.
Users can tune into any of these channels to see the new Xbox revealed, and can follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #XboxReveal.
Update: The new Xbox is called the Xbox One.
While there is no official name for the new Xbox, Microsoft has used the Next Xbox and a New Generation in materials leading up to the event.
The event today will focus on the console and the future of the Xbox platform. As Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Chief of Staff explained on the Major Nelson Podcast, The new Xbox event today is about, “revealing the next Xbox platform and our vision for the future of games, the future of entertainment.”
How to Watch the #XboxReveal Event Live
To watch the new Xbox event live, go to Xbox.com/hub where Microsoft will live stream the entire event. The event kicks off at 1PM Eastern and 10:00 AM Pacific.
Current Xbox users can log on and select to “Watch It Live” on the Xbox 360 dashboard. This includes a free Xbox Live Event player app that will download for users who have not streamed a live event on the device previously. This takes a few minutes, so get this started ahead of time if you plan to watch on the Xbox.
Users can also tune into Spike TV on their local cable or satellite provider to watch the event. The Spike Xbox: A New Generation Revealed is slotted to last one hour. It’s not clear if this includes ad breaks.
Users following #XboxReveal will see commentary form users who are also watching the event, and can join in with their own insight.
It’s not clear if this means Microsoft will show off the new Xbox console at the event today. Microsoft’s biggest competitor Sony failed to show the actual PlayStation 4 at an event earlier this year. Sony pushed a teaser out yesterday showing off many sneak peeks at the PlayStation 4, without offering a full look.
We will likely see the new Xbox user interface which rumors indicate will look like Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8.1 with more Live Tiles. We could also see confirmation of rumors that the new Xbox could connect to a cable box and that Microsoft is getting rid of Xbox Live points.
The first New Xbox price rumor claims a subscription model will be available for $299 with a two-year $10 a month subscription fee for Xbox Live.
Stay tuned for a closer look at the new Xbox and how it connects to mobile devices like Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone and Android.
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