Unless you've been living under a rock for the past month you'll be aware that something of interest is happening later. Something we've all been waiting for for some time.
Yep almost seven years after the Xbox 360 was unleashed upon the world Microsoft is finally ready to show us the next incarnation of its games console. The question is...just what will we see
Well while we may not know for certain yesterday we asked you guys what you hoped to see and you didn't disappoint us in responding. So without further ado here's what you guys are hoping to see this evening.
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It was a split vote here while 35% of you were keen to find out the technical specifications of the new system a slightly higher 36.03% are keener to see some game announcements. But while 21.57% of you were keen to discover the price and release date of Microsoft's console something that was notably absent from Sony's reveal conference back in February hardly any of you wanted to hear about the box's multimedia capabilities if Microsoft focuses on entertainment tonight it looks like it's only going to win round 4.68% of you.
Q What are you most excited to hear about from the next gen Xbox announcement
Game Announcements 36.03%
Tech Specs 35%
Price/Release Date 21.57%
Multimedia Capabilities 4.68%
We know that we'll be seeing Call of Duty Ghosts tonight along with a next generation FIFA game but what of the Xbox exclusives Well we asked you guys what you were hoping to see tonight and the results were quite interesting.
The franchise that came out most favourably was Halo with 11.98% of you wanting to see a new game in the series. This was followed by 6.58% of you wanting to see Alan Wake 2 4 94% wanting a Fable MMO 4.51% looking for a new Forza and just 2.5% keen on Respawn's New Project.
But a stonking 61.09% of you wanted to see something new rather than just the latest numbered entry in a familiar franchise. Will Microsoft disappoint We'll know soon enough.
Q Which game announcements are you most looking forward to
Something New 61.09%
New Halo 11.98%
Call of Duty Ghosts 8.4%
Alan Wake 2 6.58%
Fable MMO 4.94%
New Forza 4.51%
Respawn's New Project 2.5%
While a number of new peripherals have been teased some of which we're bound to see tonight the runaway winner 52.01% of you guys wanted to see here was improved processing for better graphics. Other than pretty pixels though you guys were keenest on finding out about the Illumiroom and new controller as they picked up support from 18.18% and 16.78% of you respectively. In second to last place only 8.21% of you wanted to discover about the machine's multi tasking capabilities again suggesting you want a focused games console rather than an entertainment device but coming in dead last was Kinect 2.0 only 4.82% of you are remotely bothered about seeing it.
Q Which rumoured new features are you most interested in hearing about
Improved processing for better graphics 52.01%
New Controller 16.78%
Multi tasking 8.21%
Kinect 2.0 4.82%
Alongside the release date probably the thing we all most care about. While it seems fairly unlikely that Microsoft will reveal this tonight instead opting to play cat and mouse with Sony for a few more months you guys have made it fairly clear how much you'd be comfortable paying.
28.5% of you have said you happily pay 251 300 while 22.4% have revealed you'd stretch slightly further and pay up to 350. If it's 400 then only 15.04% will be picking one up at launch while any more than 400 will only see 7.21% of you parting with your cash.
Q What is the maximum you'd be willing to pay for the next gen Xbox on launch
251 300 28.5%
301 350 22.4%
201 250 15.69%
350 400 15 04%
151 200 5.95%
100 150 5.21%
So there you have it. Please join us at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm GMT later today for pre show speculation and a look back at the Xbox 360 before diving into Microsoft's announcements. We're going to be joined by legendary game designer and Lionhead founder Peter Molyneux and don't forget to tweet us your questions during our broadcast to IGN using the XboxReveal hashtag.
Luke Karmali is IGN's UK Junior Editor. You too can revel in mediocrity by following him on IGN and on Twitter.