Next Generation Xbox Unveiling
As disappointed as I am that it's gonna be on MTV, I'm pumped to see that the unveiling is only a month away. I also like how Microsoft is unveiling it a week before E3 to draw the attention to it. If it's not backward compatible though, I'm gonna knock some heads.Newsflash:
MTV Debuts the Next Xbox!
Elijah Wood will host a half-hour global premiere, with a performance from The Killers, airing exclusively on MTV channels around the world on May 12 and 13.
April 18, 2005, New York City, N.Y.â€”MTV: Music Television and MicrosoftÂ® Corp. today announced a global marketing alliance to unveil the next-generation XboxÂ® video game system on MTV channels in the United States, Asia Pacific, and Europe, all within a 24-hour window, a first for the videogame industry.
The highly anticipated console will be revealed to videogame fanatics, music lovers, and MTV viewers via a high-energy half-hour program titled â€œMTV Presents: The Next-Generation Xbox Revealed.â€ The special will be hosted by entertainment icon, seasoned gamer, and Xbox fanatic Elijah Wood, known globally for the Academy Award-winning Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Island Recordsâ€™ renowned Las Vegas rockers The Killers will deliver electrifying performances throughout the special.
The global broadcast will premiere Thursday, May 12, 2005, at 9:30 P.M. Eastern in North America and on Friday, May 13, 2005, in other regions around the globe (local air times below).
Viewers will get an exclusive look at the Xbox vision for the next generationâ€”one that ensures that the user experience is always connected, always personalized, and always in high definition. The special will feature never-before-seen, action-packed gameplay of future Xbox games; a peek into the future of the Xbox Liveâ„¢ online gaming service; backstage celebrity interviews; and exclusive insider footage on the making of the next-generation console.
The inside look at the next-generation Xbox will continue at MTV.com, where after the special, viewers will find extended event coverage, including behind-the-scenes video, photos, and other special extras. MTV.com will also provide ongoing in-depth coverage of the next-generation Xbox, highlighting the latest news, product details, and previews of hot next-generation games.
â€œWe recognize and celebrate our viewersâ€™ passion for gaming and are excited to be working with Microsoft to launch such a significant entertainment product,â€ said John Shea, executive vice president, Integrated Marketing and Sponsorship Development, MTV Networks Music Group. â€œWeâ€™re proud that Microsoft considers MTV the premier global network to launch its new Xbox gaming console and reveal the first look to MTV viewers around the world.â€
â€œJust as MTV revolutionized the way the world experiences music, the next-generation video game console from Xbox will spark a revolution in how consumers experience games and other forms of digital entertainment,â€ said Peter Moore, corporate vice president, Xbox Worldwide Marketing and Publishing, Microsoft. â€œWe are ecstatic about our alliance with MTV and unveiling a video game platform in a way that has never been done.â€
â€œMTV Presents: The Next Generation Xbox Revealedâ€ will be broadcast around the world. Local market times are as follows:
Thursday, May 12, at 9:30 P.M. Eastern (21:30)
Friday, May 13, at 11:30
France: Friday, May 13, at 19:00
Germany: Friday, May 13, at 19:00
Italy: Friday, May 13, at 23:30
Netherlands: Friday, May 13, at 19:30
Poland: Friday, May 13, at 21:00
Portugal: Friday, May 13, at 20:00
Romania: Friday, May 13, at 20:00
Scandinavia: Friday, May 13, at 22:00
Spain: Friday, May 13, at 21:30
U.K.: Friday, May 13, at 20:00
Friday, May 13, at 19:00