Both Sony and Microsoft are rumoured to be preparing the announcement events for their next generation gaming consoles for a lot sooner than expected, with Sony perhaps taking the lead as far as far as release dates go.
Video Gamer reports that the February issue of Game Informer magazine has said that “…both Sony and Microsoft are targeting special Apple-style press conferences to unveil their platforms near the Game Developers Conference in late March.”
The report from Game Informer goes on to say “E3 in June may be the industry’s biggest event, but both companies want to give their systems their own limelight.”
“That doesn’t mean E3 won’t be without its surprises. Next-gen games will be announced at the convention in preparation for the systems’ release at the end of the year.”
E3 2013 was widely expected to herald the announcement of new consoles from Sony and Microsoft but it appears that each company may wish the reveals to be relatively distraction-free for the next lot of hardware to see release.
Source: PC World