Rumours of a new Xbox and PlayStation have been running rampant for years but this year is looking more and more likely for an announcement and even a possible release of the next Xbox and PlayStation.
Recent rumours picked up by Gamespot and MCV have indicated that Microsoft are readying their next Xbox for a reveal at E3 this year and for this Xbox 360 follow-up – commonly referred to as the Xbox 720 and the newer code name Xbox Next – as being released in the holiday period later this year. Rumours have also surfaced about the PlayStation 4 also being unveiled at E3 2012.
It’s long been reported that Sony started working on a follow-up to the PS3 shortly after its release. In fact in November last year a rumour suggested that software development for a not-yet-announced system was underway.
Gamespot have also said there are “strong signs” that the new Xbox will feature a tablet controller similar to Nintendo’s Wii U. What these “strong signs” are is still unclear, as is their source, but it’s certainly an interesting rumour and a potentially expensive year for us gamers with the Wii U confirmed for a 2012 release. Nintendo is due to share release info for the Wii U at E3 this year.
Check out the concept models below for what we might – although almost certain will not – be in for with the next generation of consoles.