It is expected that Microsoft to announce the new Xbox in this April, a new report has suggested. A number of  developers and industry professionals have told CVG that they expect Microsoft to unveil the console at a one-off media event.

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It’s unclear whether an April reveal was always part of Microsoft’s plan, or  whether the company is reacting to the unveiling of the PlayStation 4.

An  unnamed senior Sony official believes that the announcement of the PS4 caught Microsoft off-guard.

“We definitely ruffled some feathers,” the source said. But for me that is not true from what I’ve heard Microsoft has been planning a Pre E3 event for months.

Alleged Xbox 720 patent filings suggest Microsoft’s next console will feature two CPUs, one for gaming and another for multimedia  applications. It claimed that the Xbox 720 will launch during the 2013  holiday season and feature Kinect 2.0, 3D technology and the long-rumoured Xbox TV.