The next generation of Xbox console will be unveiled by Microsoft on 21 May, it has confirmed. The event will take place at the Xbox campus in Redmond and will be hosted by Don Mattrick, Microsoft's president of interactive entertainment business.
The Xbox unveiling will be broadcast live on Xbox Live and Xbox.com so you can see the action as it unfolds. It will take place at 6pm UK time and users in the US and Canada can also catch the stream on Spike TV.
Major Nelson also said that the firm will showcase its 'full lineup' of 'blockbuster games' at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles just 19 days later.
Comments on Major Nelson's blog show that existing gamers are crying out for features including backwards compatibility, the ability to play used games and for the console not to require an internet connection to play.
The Xbox reveal comes three months after Sony announced its PlayStation 4 but the firm failed to actually show what the console looked like, instead just giving gamers a look at the controller.