03:14 PM - April 25, 2013 by MMChrisS
The next Xbox will be revealed on the morning of May 21, 2013 at Microsoft HQ in Redmond, Washington. At that event, it is likely we will get our first glimpses at what the console can do and also what apps could be coming to the console.
Another key cog in all of this likely will be Electronic Arts, who was notably absent from the Sony PlayStation 4 reveal event earlier this year. It is likely that EA will be joining Microsoft as a highly rumored exclusivity deal has been talked about between both companies. While Madden will likely still release on both platforms, it is possible exclusive content or even an earlier release date could accompany EA games on Microsoft consoles.
Assuming EA is at the Microsoft presser, it is likely they will show off next-gen versions of either Madden, FIFA or both at the event. Coincidentally enough, EA has a huge gap in their planned releases of Madden playbooks, which begins on May 20 and ends on June 24. It is entirely possible EA is holding off on releasing current gen info as they announce the next gen version of Madden, as PR details like this certainly are worked out well in advance.
While more details probably won't be available until later in the year and closer to the consoles' launch this Holiday season, it seems feasible our first look at next-gen sports gaming could happen in a little under a month.