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Xbox 720 E3 reveal confirmed by Square Enix?

E3 2013 looks set to be a hell of a lot more exciting than this year’s non-event – early signs point to a next-gen reveal at the LA trade show.

Rumours after this year’s show suggested that the plug was pulled on an Xbox 720 reveal at the last minute, though sources are already suggesting that the next-gen tech won’t suffer from another attack of stage fright next year. Speaking with French fan site FFDream, Square Enix’s worldwide technology director Julien Merceron revealed that the firm plans to show more of its Agni’s Philosophy tech demo – the Final Fantasy teaser made to show off the new Lumious engine – at E3 2013 and, more interestingly, that it won’t be running on PC when next we see it.

Of course, there’s no direct link between his vaguely-worded revelation and a new Xbox – it could be that Final Fantasy will be returning to its long-term home on a new PlayStation platform, or even that the Wii U is secretly harbouring enough processing muscle to make with all that pretty. Of the bunch, though, a new Microsoft console seems the most likely proposition – between several sources suggesting the hardware was already ready to be shown this year, the handful of reported ‘Durango’ debug units that have popped up on eBay in the last few months and the sheer visual splendour of recently announced games like Watch Dogs and Star Wars 1313, it’s been clear for a while that the big reveal wouldn’t be far off.

E3 is set to take place 11-13 June 2013 though with most of the trade show’s big announcements usually leaking early, expect to get your first glance of the real next generation within the next six months.

Excited? Let us know what you want or expect from the next generation in the comments below…

2 comments on “Xbox 720 E3 reveal confirmed by Square Enix?

  1. AGamer

    After seeing this footage, I am not sure there is much of a difference graphically from an Xbox 360. I own a 360, and just bought the Wii U. I am beginning to think that graphical differences will not be as significant going forward. Personally I think Halo 4 is great! I have also been playing Call of Duty Black Ops 2 on the Wii U, and it is unbelievable (gamepad rocks). Nintendo nailed it with the Gamepad, only thing is people wont realize how great it is until they try it.

    Here is the thing…fanboys aside…I really like the Wii U. I am sure I will buy an Xbox 720 as well, just for Halo. However, there is just not a significant graphical difference from what I am seeing, and what I already play on the 360 and definitely not the Wii U.

    So my opinion on this article is…graphics will not make me buy the Xbox 720, because I like the graphics on the 360, and the Wii U is even more powerful. Not a fanboy statement,but the Wii U is a much more powerful system…the RAM alone at 2 Gigs (Yes I know 1 gig for graphics, 1 for operating) still blows the 360’s away which has 512mb for operating system and graphics. Therefore, I think the Wii U is my choice for First Person Shooters now over the 360, based on simply playing Call of Duty on it. The one thing I am surprised about is how many fanboys, are fighting over these systems…YOU CAN GET BOTH IF YOU WANT TOO! However, as an avid gamer, (played Chromehounds people forever before they closed the server), The Wii U is a tough act to follow. I wish I had Chromehounds on the Wii U. The Gamepad is PERFECT FOR A MECH GAME!

  2. Kevin Mercado

    I have enjoyed my xbox , xbox 360 equally but it is time for the new console to show it self once & for all.

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