Stephen Chapman (no relation) over at ZDNet appears to have stumbled onto something of a gem: an online portfolio of an individual apparently working on new hardware for Microsoft, with a date of 2015.
“Microsoft Xbox: Confidential,” it says, underneath a teasingly vague image of grey and black lines. “Collaboration with Microsoft’s IEB Design group investigating future user experiences and hardware for 2015.”
Of course, the ZDNet article is packed full of conjecture and wishful thinking, but it’s evident that such a release window would set the 360’s span at the magical ten year period, although there’s every chance that this has nothing to do with the Xbox brand.
“Whatever the case may be,” says the article, “the 2015 time frame is one that gives Microsoft considerable time for R&D, prototyping, production, and marketing planning, so I don’t see this as being too far off the mark from Microsoft planning a big release.”