We all know that Nintendo are releasing their next gen console later this year, Nintendo have shown us the device over the last 2 E3’s and we’ve all been given a hands on session already, which I thoroughly enjoyed. We also know that Sony and Microsoft are working on their next consoles… but did you realise that Microsoft hadn’t admitted to that yet?
Well that is until now and the confirmation has come from the oddest of places with Brian Hall, general manager of Windows, breaking the news to The Verge by saying that the recent upgrade of Hotmail.com to Outlook.com is in preparation for Windows 8, the new version of Office and the next Xbox.
Brian most probably thought this was common news when he said it, which it pretty much is, but by all accounts this appears to be the first time that a senior source in Microsoft has confirmed that a new Xbox is in the works.
He also implied that they may all get released very close to each other
We just decided it was time to do something new and to bring the best from each of those and put them together and release it right in time for the new wave of products that we could have coming out with Windows 8, with the new version of Office, with the new Windows phone, and the new Xbox.
And on that bombshell we get to start off a Tuesday.
Last Updated: August 7, 2012