Xbox: Next Generation is Music to MTV’s Ears

In hopes of keeping up with all the hoopla surrounding Sony’s popular PSP, the folks at Microsoft will be offering a "sneak peek" at the next generation of Xbox on Thursday, May 12, at 9:30 p.m. (in N. America) and Friday, May 13 (in other regions around the world). MTV Presents the Next Generation Xbox Revealed will be produced by Austin Reading and Julie Kellman, who handled all the nomination vignettes for MTV’s 2004 Video Music Awards.

Hosted by seasoned gamer and everybody’s favorite Hobbit, Elijah Wood, the special will also include performances by band-of-the-moment, Las Vegas rockers, The Killers.

"We have a very long-standing relationship with MTV and are very excited to be working on this new project with both MTV and Microsoft," says Reading. "We’re developing some new and amazing concepts that will integrate both the live music performance and the next generation Xbox graphics in real time."

Hmmm, does that mean we’re going to be treated to the scary sight of Microsoft titan Bill Gates jamming with the Killers? Be afraid, very afraid!