Microsoft constructing event space for next week's Xbox reveal

Photos of the venue for the Xbox reveal event have been posted online.

Microsoft's venue construction plans for the May 21 Xbox event are well under way, according to tweets from staff.

The Xbox event will be hosted in Redmond, Washington.

Microsoft chief of staff for interactive entertainment business Aaron Greenberg posted a picture of the venue still under construction to social networking site Twitter. Similarly, Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb tweeted a photo of what he referred to as "the briefing space."

The event will be hosted at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

Microsoft has promised to unveil a "real taste of the future" at the press conference. Following the announcement of the event, several rumours have circulated over the past few months regarding the console's name, mandatory Internet connectivity, and a set-top streaming device.

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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

Discussion

133 comments
tightwad34
tightwad34

Seems like a waste to me unless they are planning to keep the tent up for other purposes. Just hope they don't tear it down and leave the materials lying around. I guess I should ask myself, does MS really give a shit? They are a Washington based company, and they are pretty green up there, so maybe it won't go to waste.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

wow only a couple of days left. can't wait

Inlex
Inlex

I can't imagine anyone pitching a tent over this news...

farcorners
farcorners

Slow News Day.... Look at the XBOX tent being built!  The next time a Blockbuster movie premieres, could we have an article on the seats people will be sitting on, or the history of the theatre? What do they have at the candy bar? (non malicious joke)

monson21502
monson21502

$hit about  to get real.... cant wait till ms shows what they will bring to next gen!

warrior1718
warrior1718

Why does everyone hate Microsoft? Last time I checked most people own a Microsoft product. stupid people. Go buy your asian console then.

hadlee73
hadlee73

That's not the venue they are constructing. That's the actual console itself. The new Xbox "House". :P

ofnetec
ofnetec

Looks pretty pathetic compred to the 360 launch venue - a massive hangar out in the middle of nowhere!

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Really looking forward to seeing what MS have to offer

berserker66666
berserker66666

The future tastes like always online internet. I'll pass.

XxAK47xX
XxAK47xX

its not even finished and people are already using their degrees in fashion and interior design to make fun of it. everyone need to calm the F@C& down and wait another 6 days or what ever it is. 

draken2533
draken2533

lets hope we get to see an actual console since sony was such a tease and only showed us a controller ><

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

I hope the event would be cancelled because the weather would kick asses.

Adavanter
Adavanter

Laughable comments again. Ah yes. Let's attack the size of the tent... which can clearly hold 300 to 500 people and is around 2 stories tall. How many reporters do you expect to attend this?

That’s fine though go right ahead and critique them over easily the most trivial aspect. I can’t wait to hear the comments on the suits they wear.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

So they're building a large greenhouse? Doesn't seem like the best place for such an event.

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

Interesting. Now back to my gaming PC that is already stronger. And yes, it costs about the same as the next gen xbox.

I don't always play games, but when I do, I insist on better graphics AND better gameplay. Stay thirsty my friends.

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

I hope they do something with smoke and mirrors to showcase the infinite possibilities. 

Danny_KickAzz
Danny_KickAzz

Seriously cant wait for NEXT GEN \(^0\) let the  console wars begin! hahaha  if the NextBox really turns out then im gonna buy TWO!  no joke Ive been saving money and this time im ready lol

onixevil
onixevil

Infinity Box putted inside finite place  .

Infinity_Gauntl
Infinity_Gauntl

Thats what your thinking about really????? These tents are put up by an event company. Why would you even think that MS would leave it lying around. Take some time and think before you write stupid comments.

Infinity_Gauntl
Infinity_Gauntl

YOu do know that Xbox's are made by 3 manufacturer's that are located in southern China right?

tim1935
tim1935

@ofnetec Yeah how can they fit a stage in there for The Killers to make a return appearance!  

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@berserker66666 Heh,since you ever considered buying one...looking at your "objective" comments on all MS related news lately :)

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@draken2533 After pointing that out themselves I'm sure they will. 

And then everyone will automatically say it was a better conference just because they had a box. Lol

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@awhite33 Exactly...except everyone on earth,who is interested and have a pc,will stream the event.

Kokujinn
Kokujinn

@Adavanter Of course greedy M$ will be wearing expensive suits to try and hide the crappy look of nextbox and cover up the lack of games LMAO #dayonepurchase

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@TheOnlyConan And if you look above you'll see another PC elitist crying out for attention on a topic having absolutely nothing to do with PCs.

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@awhite33 I don't think they're interested in putting themselves in a $7B hole for this console as well.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Infinity_Gauntl I don't think they would leave it lying around. I just wondered if someone would continue to use it. Or use the materials again if they are going to take it down after the conference. Yeah, I usually don't think much before I write something. Guess I am not too pretentious, hopefully.

draken2533
draken2533

@HowlPendragon @draken2533 both had so many broken promises last gen that i'm taking everything with a grain of salt. 360(I own all systems) was a clear winner to me especially in NA lets see if sony can hop back in the saddle and do what they need to do because to me PS2 smashed xbox1 the cell processor of the ps3 threw a giant wrench in their system. I'm just hoping PS4 has party chat cause as of right now I'm all for PS4.

x_UnLoaD
x_UnLoaD

@HowlPendragon They're coming out with a Windows Phone XP!?

kohle36
kohle36

@HowlPendragon This is where they come when they get bored of trash talking each others' system specs on PC boards. I swear, it's like a bunch of frat boys with rulers whipping out their dicks; only to get bored and start calling everyone else fags

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@KommonSinse I'm willing to admit Microsoft has the better console if they prove it next week and at E3. This coming from a Sony fanboy who thinks the 360 is complete garbage.

KommonSinse
KommonSinse

@awhite33 @KommonSinse We can still do that. Why should MS(or anyone) have to do the same kind of conference that Sony planned for their reveal?

Also, who's better will be a matter of opinion and you'll never hear Sony fanboys say MS was better, and you'll never hear MS fanboys say Sonys was better.