Sony revealed the PlayStation 4 last month at a special event, becoming the first one to kick off the next-gen console wars (unless you consider the Wii U as next-gen). This gave Sony a head start in the hype department, as everyone and their grandmother has been talking and speculating about the PS4 since.
But Microsoft doesn’t appear to threatened. In fact, they might not reveal the Xbox 720 until June at E3, according to our source. Sony put the ball in Microsoft’s court by disclosing the PlayStation 4 specs, leading many to wonder what the Xbox 720 might have in store.
Our source at Microsoft tells us that internally, the company isn’t worried one bit about the PlayStation 4. They’re very confident in not only the hardware specs of the next generation Xbox, but the games and the online features. Developers have had the final version of the Xbox 720 dev kit for a while now, and are pleased with its architecture.
Sony revealed the PS4 on February 20th with some powerful hardware, including an 8-core CPU and 8 GB of RAM. The console was made with developers in mind, and Sony showcased plenty of online and social features, including the ability to stream PS1, PS2, and PS3 games.
There still isn’t any hard evidence of what kind of hardware Microsoft packs in the Xbox 720, but at the very least, we know that they’re confident about the console they’re building.
It now appears Sony will have a few more months of free media buzz, as Microsoft will take their time and wait for E3. E3 2013 kicks off on June 11 in Los Angeles.