Microsoft spokesman Larry Hryb has announced
that the third generation Xbox, codenamed Durango, will be unveiled on 21 May.
On Tuesday May 21st, we’ll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. On that day, we’ll be holding a special press event on the Xbox campus and we invite you to join us via the live global stream that will be available on Xbox LIVE and Xbox.com. If you are in the US or Canada, you can also watch the broadcast on Spike TV.
On that day, we’ll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 19-days later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, we’ll continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games.
We are thrilled to pull back the curtain and reveal what we’ve been working on.
Kotaku and IGN have previously reported
that sources say that Durango is scheduled for a release in October/November of this year.
What does this mean for Fallout (and future Elderscrolls games)? It's practically confirmation that Fallout 4, which is likely to be the game that Bethesda Game Studios has switched to working on
is being developed for the new Xbox and Playstation 4 (announced
earlier this year). According to Kotaku's sources
the new Xbox is intended to be 6 times more powerful than the current Xbox 360. Fallout 4 and the next Elderscrolls game should receive graphical improvements on top of what has already been seen from Skyrim.
As Microsoft plans to demonstrate a line up of new games developed for the new Xbox at the E3 Entertainment expo it's possible that Fallout 4 could be announced as early as June this year, although this is far from certain.