XBox Next to be unveiled on MTV

In one fell swoop, it is revealed that the ourcolony.net site is definitely related to the XBox 2/360/Next, and that the date it is counting down to (12th of May, 2005) is the same date that the XBox Next260 will be revealed to the public in an MTV half-hour special.

Voodoo Extreme has the skinny:

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May 12th, the date on which the Ourcolony.net viral marketing scheme site is counting down to, marks the global unveiling of the Xbox Next, live on MTV. Elijah Wood will present the half-hour segment that’ll be jam packed with celebs gushing over the console, and even a special performance by Killers.

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Slashdot also quotes a Microsoft VP as saying:

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It doesn’t make sense to unveil the product behind a closed door, at a trade-only event… We wanted to talk directly to the consumer first.

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I wonder if all the high-powered tech journalists will have the same sentiments? I say good call!

Engadget Updates:

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MSFT just released some more details about the broadcast. The program/infomercial will be called ?MTV Presents: The Next Generation Xbox Revealed?, be hosted by ?entertainment icon, seasoned gamer and Xbox fanatic Elijah Wood?, and premiere on May 12th at 9:30pm EDT. Click if you want to see the schedule for the rest of the world.

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