Bloomberg apparently spoke to several sources (given the use of the word ‘people’) but couldn’t identify who they were as “the product roadmap is confidential”.
And just like the recent rumours suggested Sony were doing, Microsoft haven’t yet decided whether it’s going to be a big E3 unveil or a separate event dedicated to the new console – according to one source anyway.
In the US at least it’s clear that there’s a need for the next generation to start sooner rather than later, with sales of software, hardware and accessories dropping 25% year on year, according to NPD Group. 2013 is the year Sony are likely to release the PS4, too.
The new Xbox is likely to focus on an upgraded, more accurate Kinect.
Microsoft declined to comment.