It's been over 5 days since we've posted any unconfirmed rumors and/or speculation on the next-generation of consoles, so this morning I've got some rumors on both the Xbox 720 (unconfirmed name) and the PlayStation 4 (unconfirmed name.) Here's the skinny:
- Develop reports that "multiple across the industry" say that a 2013 E3 reveal for the Xbox 720 is in the cards. Supposedly, the system will be shown off at E3 (hopefully without Circe du Solei), and the device will hit stores either during the holidays of 2013 or early into 2014. Until then, Microsoft will focus on the 360 and the Kinect.Supposedly, Lionhead is making a Fable launch title, and there's talk that Rare is working on a mature next-gen Xbox game.
- Again, according to Develop, preliminary work on PlayStation 4 games has begun at several internal Sony studios. Although no specific studios have been mentiones. The conventional wisdom in the industry says not to expect a new PlayStation console until at least 2014. Until then, Sony will focus on the PS3, the Vita and the PlayStation Move.
I ran this information through G4's Rumor-Tron 2000 computer and got an interesting result. The Rumortron says there's a 99.23 percent chance that both Microsoft and Sony are working on new systems to follow up the 360 and the PS3, but the Rumortron says there's only a 26 percent that the specifics mentioned in Develops stories are actually true... so make of that what you will.