Microsoft partner registers - next gen Xbox reveal incoming?

Any time you're ready, Ballmer

Today's big rumour - that Microsoft will reveal the next generation Xbox console in April - just got a smidgeon more credible. A company linked to Microsoft has registered the web domain "", as discovered by NeoGAF.

The company in question is EventCore, previously known as US Techs and owned by Rapid Systems Inc. It hosted Microsoft's E3 2012 presser (Google-cached version of the media sign-up page here). The record was created yesterday, 21st February, and will elapse on 21st February 2014. Has Microsoft brought forward its reveal plans in light of Sony's PS4 event on Wednesday?

I'll go ask some PR people if they're prepared to comment on rumour and speculation. Spoilers: the answer may not be "yes".