Next Generation X-Box Official, To be announced May 21

xbox-logoThe next-generation Xbox will be unveiled at a gathering on May 21 at Microsoft’s Redmond campus. The invite, entitled “A New Generation Revealed,” states that the event will take place at 10 a.m. and will feature Don Mattrick and the Xbox team on the “Xbox campus for a special unveiling.”

Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb wrote on his site that May 21 will “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.com, Xbox LIVE and broadcast on Spike TV if you are in the US or Canada.

“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.”

The next-gen Xbox, codenamed Durango, will be a cross-entertainment device that can serve as a cable box and play video games, according to rumors. The console will launch alongside a next-generation Kinect sensor that can detect not just broad motion, but even the subtle movements of the eye, according to a Verge report.

Rumored games for the next Xbox include first-person hack-and-slash title Ryse and a new Forza title.