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Next Xbox Reveal: live report and live video

Our commentary and yours from 5pm BST. Watch live here from 6pm.

Tonight's the night. We've waited years for this, the final piece of the next-gen puzzle. Tonight we'll see what the next Xbox is all about.

Microsoft steps into the ring at 6pm UK time, and you can watch the entire show live here. An embedded video of the live stream will appear below then.

The Eurogamer team will be right here with you, reacting with real-time commentary to everything that goes down. Your thoughts will run alongside our own, the most eye-catching of them being dragged into the main report for everyone to see.

Meanwhile Tom Bramwell, our man at the show in Redmond, will watch and absorb, priming his question-cannon for the interviews ahead.

So, what will happen? We've talked about everything known so far, and that's quite a lot, but there are still plenty of questions that need answering. What will Xbox boss Don Mattrick be wearing? Will Usher be there? Will Steve Ballmer be sweating somewhere in the audience and maybe even on stage?

Will we actually see the damn thing?

Be warned that Microsoft may keep plenty in reserve for E3 next month, although the Xbox maker will also be keen to put one over on Sony and its PS4 reveal. Who will triumph? Who cares? It'll be fun to watch.

Our live coverage of this event has finished.

Coverage

I'll just start you off. Please feel free to get creative with Mattrick ahead of the event.

Robert Purchese

jonharrispro: Any EG Staff reading this? Will you host video of the event afterwards. I don't get home until 8 and want to know where I can watch it?

Yep, the live video stream on this page will be replaced with an on-demand video about an hour after the conference ends - which should be at about 8pm UK time.

Oli Welsh

Barrel_Trollz: Hey guys, remember this? I wanna hold you to it. Xbox drinking game: 1 shot for every time "social" is said 1 shot for "online" 1 shot for "integrated" 1/2 for "media"

We've just been to the shop to stock up on supplies.

Robert Purchese

Bauul: Xbox reveal bingo. Tick off if you hear: - "The future of..." - "It will change the way we..." - "A revolution in..." - "Never been done before" - "New and exciting" - "It's, like, totally better than the PS4"

Write your cards out now!

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Not having much luck here. For the last time, here, linked, is the video of a young Don Mattrick.

Robert Purchese

It's Jay Allard before Microsoft's marketing team got hold of him!

Robert Purchese

On a slightly more serious note, there's the Xbox Reveal tent where everything will happen this evening. Tom Bramwell is there for Eurogamer.

Robert Purchese

Oh look, it's the MTV Xbox 360 announcement video from 2005. Listen to all those promises. Did you say changeable face plates? Holy macaroni!

Robert Purchese

Here's a more up to date picture of Don Mattrick.

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Time for some next Xbox mock-ups!

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Someone who's likely to feature prominently tonight is Phil Harrison, former boss of Sony Worldwide Studios, who now runs Xbox in Europe. Harrison was synonymous with PlayStation 3 both on-stage and off. Time to find some photos.

Robert Purchese

That's him with hair, of course.

Robert Purchese

Phil Harrison also appears to have enormous hands there.

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Thank you @DrStrangelove for this wonderful video of Don Mattrick clapping! The best bits are his stares at the end.

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

That's Phil Harrison in full swing, next to the father of PlayStation, Ken Kutaragi. Harrison's defining moment was announcing the future that was PlayStation Home, of course.

Robert Purchese

The livestream of the next Xbox reveal will be embedded in this article at 6pm UK time, in case you're wondering. Don't panic! And now, Bill Gates with a burger, as suggested by @orangpelupa.

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

He'll be watching.

Robert Purchese

orangpelupa: @bertie how about /bertieface :p http://gimbot.net/wpi/bertie.jpg

Yes!

Robert Purchese

NeoVDR: If they go with Xbox Infinity, they can name the one after Xbox Beyond lol

If there is a next one...

Robert Purchese

Lots of name suggestions coming in. I hate Xbox 720, for the record, and don't think it'll be that. Xbox Infinity is a frontrunner - the on-its-side 8 could figure in the design of the console. Xbox some-sort-of-gesture-name could be in the running. What about just Xbox?

Robert Purchese

adscott: Just heard on the grapevine: Day 1 Oculus Rift, ships with the Premium package.

That's an interesting idea.

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

A snap taken from a COD: Ghosts pre-roll running on GameSpot - thanks GAF.

The pre-roll is running on GameSpot still.

Robert Purchese

mkreku: Will there be a video here? Or do I have to find it somewhere else?

There will. The video will be embedded shortly before 6pm UK time - so in about 25 minutes.

Robert Purchese

Hello from South East London! Tom's currently lining up to get into Microsoft's mega-tent, Bertie's plundering his photo archive and we're hooking Ellie's Xbox up. Coverage coming at you from all corners of the globe.

Martin Robinson

dailygeek: Is the feed actually available on the Xbox? If so I'll watch it on the telly!

It is!

Robert Purchese

I love that Oculus Rift rumour. What else are people expecting to see? Call of Duty, Battlefield and FIFA are dead certs, obviously. Can we expect to see anything a little more leftfield?

Martin Robinson

In case you missed it at the weekend, Chris Donlan had a look back at one of the best Xbox 360 launch games ( http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-05-17-geometry-wars-retro-evolved-retrospective). Actually, screw that - it was the best of the launch games. Would love there to be an unexpected pleasure like that tonight, but I don't know how well that would play in the mega-show that's in store.

Martin Robinson

Important update: TOM'S IN THE TENT.

Martin Robinson

Actually, that is super-important. I'm on the tea now, eyeing up a couple of beers for when it all kicks off. What's everyone else got by their side to power them through?

Martin Robinson

I, for one, want to know more about that tent. How many pegs did it take to get up? How long did it take to erect? Can I get one from Millets?

Martin Robinson

Thought I might pop in and say hello. Hello! I'm in the famous tent. Don Mattrick is posing for photos by the big green stage with chief of staff Aaron Greenberg in close attendance. Chris Lewis and Phil Harrison just wandered past my seat. Anyway, sorry for intruding on the fun.

Tom Bramwell

Kudos to everyone watching the conference on their Wii U/PS3. STICK IT TO THE MAN.

Martin Robinson

Tom Phillips has called it - there'll be a Pizza Hut App 2.0. Don Hattrick crafting a Meat Feast before your very eyes on stage.

Martin Robinson

MORE ON THE TENT: It looks huge from outside but it's surprisingly intimate indoors. Sony had loads more people at the PS4 event in New York, whereas Microsoft has organised local streaming events in London and probably elsewhere.

Tom Bramwell

Stream should be kicking in here very shortly.

Martin Robinson

Let's try again: The Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-roll featuring the "Xbox" name.

Robert Purchese

orangpelupa: hi tom! this time no Xbox poncho right? http://gimbot.net/wpi/xbox-poncho.jpg

No ponchos, but the staff have Xbox umbrellas.

Tom Bramwell

chiz: Is fifa14 getting shown?

Yush indeed. I'm genuinely interested in seeing how it looks on next-gen platforms. Sorry, I'm a monster.

Martin Robinson

10, 9, 8, 7......

Martin Robinson

I'm sat next to the editor of Official Xbox Magazine, Jon Hicks. He knows some things but he won't tell me them. He claims he doesn't know the name, but then he didn't blink when I suggested "Super Xbox"...

Tom Bramwell

That's the countdown to the countdown finished, then.

Martin Robinson

Just spotted Peter Moore in the audience. He's sat further back than I am. IN YOUR FACE, PETER.

Tom Bramwell

It's starting, I think. Don Mattrick is on stage geeing up the crowd. Enjoy.

Tom Bramwell

Stick around after the conference, by the way. We'll have some more details on one of the game's being shown during the conference up on the site at 7pm.

Martin Robinson

Hello everyone! This is VERY EXCITING! I haven't been this excited since Sony showed off their new machine, except they didn't!

Ellie Gibson

Is Mattrick reduced to warm-up act? Or is he just getting ahead of himself?

Martin Robinson

Right, that's it. Top's coming off. Lets do this.

Martin Robinson

The big question of course is what will it be called? Xbox 720: 12-1. Xbox 3: 25-1. Phil Harrison's Electrofunhub of Sexy Joy: 4-1.

Ellie Gibson

I really, really like the idea of it being called simply Xbox. I was really excited when there were murmurings that the Wii U was simply going to be called Nintendo.

Martin Robinson

I would love to be in Sony HQ right now as they watch this.

Martin Robinson

Larry bringing us in to the show.

Martin Robinson

I suspect today will be the culmination of a long-term Trotskyite strategy by Phil Harrison. He will walk out on stage, kick over the autocue and shout "DADDY'S HOME"

Ellie Gibson

There's a lot of body contact there. This is going to be one steamy conference.

Martin Robinson

Oh good, someone's said "emotion" already.

Ellie Gibson

Kudo without the glasses! This is UNPRECEDENTED.

Martin Robinson

I always thought he had Cyclops-esque powers.

Martin Robinson

I've been going out with my telly for three years already. Never does the washing up.

Ellie Gibson

Anyway, the Xbox is going to allow you to have a relationship with your television.

Martin Robinson

We're running a little behind here with the Xbox stream - bear with us!

Martin Robinson

"Emerging technologies" - tick that off your bingo card.

Ellie Gibson

And we're back in. A look back at the original dashboard for Xbox 360, and a potted history of Microsoft's innovations. More on Xbox 360 coming soon.

Martin Robinson

But we're not here for that, obviously.

Martin Robinson

Has anyone else noticed that Don Mattrick never ages?

Ellie Gibson

XBOTOX

Ellie Gibson

The ultimate all-in-one home entertainment system.

Martin Robinson

Simple, instant and complete. They're coming for your living room.

Martin Robinson

It looks like a Wii, Bertie notes.

Martin Robinson

The pad itself builds upon the original design, adding a Windows button.

Martin Robinson

And it's called the Xbox One.

Martin Robinson

They're leading with the machine itself, in contrast to Sony's PS4 reveal.

Martin Robinson

It's built to continually improve over the generation ahead.

Martin Robinson

And again it's about being instant, simple and complete.

Martin Robinson

Robert Purchese

And it looks very much like a set-top box. They're not really hiding what their aims are here.

Martin Robinson

I think it looks pretty hot, myself.

Martin Robinson

"Let me set up an aspiration." Is this stuff written for them, or does it just dribble out their faces?

Martin Robinson

The home screen looks like an evolution of the existing 360 dash.

Martin Robinson

And of course it reveals there's a new Forza inbound.

Martin Robinson

Xbox One will play TV! Just like the 360 does!

Martin Robinson

Robert Purchese

There's a snappy, quick change from function to function.

Martin Robinson

Switching between games and television happens near-instantly, and is powered by voice control. Spread your hands and grab the screen and you're back home.

Martin Robinson

Snap Mode allows you to run multiple programmes at once. Again, powered by voice.

Martin Robinson

And again there's SmartGlass functionality.

Martin Robinson

Skype, which of course MS acquired last year, plays a part, allowing you to do group video calls.

Martin Robinson

Sorry I disappeared for a few minutes there. I fainted at the prospect of being able to watch TV on my TV.

Ellie Gibson

Robert Purchese

Xbox One, Kinect Two!

Ellie Gibson

We're getting a rundown of the ESPN functions. Which is kind of hard to care about on this side of the pond.

Martin Robinson

The Xbox One gude will show you what's on TV.

Martin Robinson

A bit like the Radio Times, innit.

Martin Robinson

So this bloke's "Xbox Fantasy" is all about "DOMINAATE"? More like 50 Shades of Ssshhh never mind.

Ellie Gibson

Robert Purchese

How will this filter down to us in the EU?

Martin Robinson

The Mindy Project! I'm not sure I would have chosen that to advertise this feature.

Ellie Gibson

Marc Whitten, he of the magic and science, will show us how a set-top box works now.

Martin Robinson

Finding it a little hard to believe all this is going to work when we are sitting here with an Xbox, an iPad and a laptop and keep having to switch between them to keep up with this live stream.

Ellie Gibson

Robert Purchese

There's an image of Kinect 2.0 for you there courtesy of Bertie.

Martin Robinson

5 BILLION TRANSISTORS! I bet Rich Leadbetter has more than that in a shoebox under his bed though

Ellie Gibson

Plus, of course, the console and controller.

Martin Robinson

In amidst that was the killer: 8GB RAM

Martin Robinson

Robert Purchese

Plus USB 3.0, 500GB hard drive and Blu-ray.

Martin Robinson

Three operating systems in one! Because one operating system just isn't enough. That's why my car has six steering wheels.

Ellie Gibson

There are three operating systems that work together. Which is where that RAM's heading.

Martin Robinson

1080p camera at 30fps for the new Kinect.

Martin Robinson

Rich Leadbetter would be doing a white weewee right now, if he hadn't already evolved to exist as an intelligent gas in space.

Ellie Gibson

It's a wider field view camera - which should allow for it to be used in bigger living rooms.

Martin Robinson

Or normal ones, that is.

Martin Robinson

New Kinect will record the energy of emotion.

Martin Robinson

Hang on wait... This can only mean one thing... JUST DANCE 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ellie Gibson

On to the controller now - new d-pad, force feedback triggers.

Martin Robinson

And Xbox One will integrate with your smartphones and tablets.

Martin Robinson

Kinect will profile you and load your save. That's both awesome and terrifying.

Martin Robinson

New Xbox Live being introduced, and based on the existing membership.

Martin Robinson

360 had 3000 servers - and now it's 15000.

Martin Robinson

Wait - it's 300,000 servers for Xbox One.

Martin Robinson

Like the PS4, you can share footage.

Martin Robinson

Bigger matches with more players are possible - so we should finally see MMO-like experiences on the Xbox.

Martin Robinson

I want to live in a persistent world! As long as they have PG Tips and The Archers.

Ellie Gibson

Andrew Wilson takes to the stage, and we may see our first game.

Martin Robinson

There's a new partnership between EA and MS.

Martin Robinson

Is that a huge microphone or a tiny misplaced bow tie?

Ellie Gibson

Four games being developed for Xbox One - FIFA, Madden, NBA and UFC.

Martin Robinson

They're all coming out over the next few months. And EA will finally release an NBA game.

Martin Robinson

Sir. I may not know a lot about football games. But I find it hard to believe you will make anything "revolutionary" that has "14" in its title.

Ellie Gibson

EA Sports Ignite's a new feature that will blur the line between the real and the virtual. I don't understand the rest of what is coming from Andrew Wilson's face.

Martin Robinson

Some American chaps tell us about sport. And now so does Messi.

Martin Robinson

Sport is as much about your head as it is your feet and hands, says Wilson.

Martin Robinson

This speech is useless without polygons

Ellie Gibson

Xbox One will allow ten times more animation than 360 games.

Martin Robinson

I really haven't heard anything of substance come from this section.

Martin Robinson

FIFA 14 Ultimate Team's exclusive to Xbox.

Martin Robinson

That's huge - it's one of the series' biggest pulls.

Martin Robinson

And I've just been told it's only exclusive content. Stand down!

Martin Robinson

Gameplay time. There is more animation, but, well. It kind of looks like FIFA.

Martin Robinson

Phil Spencer, general manager of MS Studios, takes to the stage.

Martin Robinson

Phil Spencer's not wearing a jacket. A sweater will do for Phil Spencer. Phil Spencer may be kind of a big deal, but Phil Spencer is still one of the guys.

Ellie Gibson

MS Studios are building new original games. Plus! There's old franchises being reimagined.

Martin Robinson

First up is Forza 5.

Martin Robinson

City tracks are being shown off.

Martin Robinson

Cars game! Oli and Martin just went from six to midnight.

Ellie Gibson

Robert Purchese

The new McLaren stars, as does the old F1.

Martin Robinson

Kostabi: I hear John Hindhaugh doing commentary. The only quality thing so far in this show.

That's awesome news! He's a Radio LeMans staple. But I thought he was all about GT! He was at the GT6 launch last week.

Martin Robinson

NEW first ever experiences. Not new experiences. Or first ever experiences. NEW FIRST EVER experiences.

Ellie Gibson

Remedy are up now.

Martin Robinson

And it's... Quantum Break?

Martin Robinson

Those graphics!

Martin Robinson

A creepy live-action trailer segues into CG, with a ship tearing through a bridge.

Martin Robinson

Time is the fire in which we burn says the blurb. I would like to see the game running please!

Martin Robinson

Misread that title originally and am now massively disappointed, it's about time Scott Bakula was back on our screens

Ellie Gibson

It's new IP - does that mean the end of Alan Wake?

Martin Robinson

Funny how they're not doing an Alan Wake 2. Almost as if I was right about that 7/10.

Ellie Gibson

Robert Purchese

15 exclusive games to be released in the first year of Xbox One, eight of which are new IP.

Martin Robinson

YOU TELLEM NANCY TELLEM. Bet she's never heard that one before. Oh, she's borrowed Cammie Dunaway's white jacket!

Ellie Gibson

Not the trousers though, after that incident with Reggie and the Bloody Mary.

Ellie Gibson

Xbox will be a watercooler, Nancy reveals.

Martin Robinson

I don't think she means that literally, sadly.

Martin Robinson

Barbra Streisand's looking well these days. Halo, Dolly.

Ellie Gibson

Bonnie Ross takes to the stage from 343 - but before you get your hopes up, I think this is for a new TV series.

Martin Robinson

Hang on wait - TWO WOMEN allowed on stage during the SAME VIDEO GAMES CONFERENCE? There's been some kind of mistake, call the police

Ellie Gibson

Forward Unto Dawn 2!

Martin Robinson

Game of Spacethrones! Brilliant.

Ellie Gibson

Spielberg's onboard. But he can't be arsed to be onstage this time round.

Martin Robinson

He started playing Pong in 1974 and hasn't stopped since.

Martin Robinson

"I wish I could be there with you today in person, but I have to wait in for my Ocado delivery"

Ellie Gibson

It's called, simply, Halo the television series.

Martin Robinson

Oh go on, just do a quick one from Yentl

Ellie Gibson

A game changing partnership. In the US, that is.

Martin Robinson

This looks like a relaxed natural scene.

Ellie Gibson

A partnership with the NFL.

Martin Robinson

I'm not sure if MS knows they have a global audience.

Martin Robinson

I'd be more impressed if they were "changing the game of football" so radically that they made the players kick the ball AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE DONE.

Ellie Gibson

It seems like we're building up to Call of Duty Ghosts, which will be the show closer.

Martin Robinson

The magic and science of television for you there.

Martin Robinson

But we're getting a release date!

Martin Robinson

Oh, no we're not - it's coming out around the world later this year.

Martin Robinson

There'll be more at E3 - and hopefully some games will be there too.

Martin Robinson

WORLD PREEEMYER! I love world preemyers!

Ellie Gibson

Here it is - your first look at Call of Duty Ghosts.

Martin Robinson

MS keeps the timed exclusivity on COD DLC.

Martin Robinson

Eric Hirshberg, the last human speedbump.

Martin Robinson

I'd watch that TV show.

Martin Robinson

Never mind all this nonsense. WHEN IS XBOX GETTING CANDY CRUSH???

Ellie Gibson

A look inside Infinity Ward - we'll be bringing you more on this in about 5 minutes on the site.

Martin Robinson

The writer of Traffic and the director of Syriana onboard.

Martin Robinson

Peeeeople... People who need peeeeople...

Ellie Gibson

It's post-apocalyptic - and you're up against a new superpower.

Martin Robinson

Yes, it has a dog.

Martin Robinson

DOG ALERT. Hang on are they about to announce the new Call of Duty is being done by Peter Molyneux?

Ellie Gibson

You will care about the dog, and you will love the dog. Where have I heard that before?

Martin Robinson

CALL OF DUTY: MOLYNEUX. I would pay upwards of eight pounds to play that.

Ellie Gibson

You can leap over walls now in Call of Duty. And lean around walls.

Martin Robinson

Or how about Call of Doggies, where you play a German Shepherd having a nice bark

Ellie Gibson

Dynamic fish n'all.

Martin Robinson

MP maps will be dynamic, with events like earthquakes changing their layout.

Martin Robinson

And you'll be able to customise your soldier.

Martin Robinson

So to summarise: TV, motion control, cars, American football, TV, Halo on TV, Streisand, dogs.

Ellie Gibson

What time is Beyonce on?

Ellie Gibson

Frankly at this point I'd be happy with Rylan.

Ellie Gibson

A comparison between character models now. They'll have dirty fingernails in the future.

Martin Robinson

That is the best dog I have ever seen.

Ellie Gibson

Hairy arms a next-gen feature.

Martin Robinson

Better dogs. Better arms. Better hairs. THE FUTUR HAVE ARRIVE

Ellie Gibson

Boosted polycount, self-casting shadow. But yeah, that dog.

Martin Robinson

Finally, our first look at some Xbox One gameplay.

Martin Robinson

Robert Purchese

You can read our preview here - http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-05-21-mocapped-dogs-exponential-polygons-and-a-mysterious-apocalypse-infinity-wards-next-gen-call-of-duty-ghosts

Martin Robinson

wwwwwwwwwwwoof

Ellie Gibson

SICK BALLS, ADOLF

Ellie Gibson

And with that, MS concludes its Xbox One reveal.

Martin Robinson

Well, that was certainly a thing.

Martin Robinson

One game shown running on the new console, and a lot about American TV shows.

Martin Robinson

There'll be more at E3. Including, we hope, a look at the launch line-up.

Martin Robinson

So that's it. You'll be able to Skype dogs playing American football while watching a Halo TV show powered by clouds. And having a wank.

Ellie Gibson

Cheerio!

Ellie Gibson

We'll leave it at that for now. There'll be more analysis over the following day on the site, and Tom will be having at some of the execs trying to get an answer to all the questions left after that showing.

Martin Robinson

Tom snapped a pictured of the back of it. Note the HDMI in port, as rumoured.

Oli Welsh

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