There's been a lot of talk about Microsoft's next console requiring an always-on Internet connection, a detail that hasn't been confirmed either way. Outcry over the proposed feature led to Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth telling consumers to "deal with it," which prompted Microsoft to issue an official apology. Since the incident, the company has reminded employees that the next Xbox must remain under wraps.
Microsoft is expected to provide a few details at this upcoming press conference, reveal everything about this new console at E3 in June, and then actually release the console later this year. It's going to be a busy holiday season with the Sony PlayStation 4 launching around the same time.