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It looks like Microsoft’s turn to impress the gaming world may come in April.

That’s according to a report from, who spoke with an unnamed Sony official that said Wednesday’s PS4 unveiling “caught Microsoft off-guard,” and that “we definitely ruffled some feathers.”

Sources said that Microsoft is planning on hosting a one-off event in April to unveil the next-gen Xbox. Many expected Microsoft to debut its new product, believed to be called the Xbox 720, at this year’s E3 convention. Though with this news it appears they’ve moved up the date.

CVG also reports that Microsoft partner Ustech, a company that helps put on media briefing events, registered the domain yesterday.

Interesting to note that Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said in January that he wanted to release the PS4 after the next-gen Xbox, saying, “Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?” But then Sony went ahead and announced the PS4 on Wednesday. 

Microsoft unveiled the current generation Xbox at the Game Developer Conference in 2000. That event takes places again next month.

Previously on GeekWire: Sony teaches us how to unveil a console without actually showing it

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