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Microsoft could be set to unveil a special partnership at event thought to be for next-gen console.

Following on from Sony's recent PlayStation 4 unveiling, Microsoft seems to be gearing up to host its next-gen Xbox event in April, with rumours surfacing that a special deal with EA could be highlighted.

Earlier this week, a Microsoft events partner was found to have registered the domain name for XboxEvent.com, lending credence to rumours that the company is preparing a counter-offensive to Sony by showing off its own next-gen console.

In addition to this, anonymous sources have told CVG that EA has secured a partnership with Microsoft and could be set to unveil a roster of console-exclusive goodies, much like Activision did with its PS4-varient of Bungie's highly-anticipated Destiny.

Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference, transcribed by Seeking Alpha, EA's CTO, Rajat Taneja, said the company is ready for the challenges of next-gen consoles.

"At EA, we have never been as prepared or more ready for the start of a new console cycle," he explained.

"The console technology itself is a gigantic leap for our industry. Any which way you look at the specifications, it is a step function over what exists today."

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