We’ve just wrapped up E3 2011 and, already, the rumors for next year’s show are rolling in. Loudest among them is the possibility that Microsoft will be debuting a successor to the Xbox 360 at next year’s show.
This suspected reveal comes courtesy of VideoGamer, which states that a “high-ranking” source within developer Crytek let slip the existence of the device, and even went so far as to claim that they are using DirectX 11 in development on the console. What game is this source working on at the moment? Timesplitters 4, which, the source claims, Crytek hopes will be an early visual benchmark for the new console.
At this time, neither Microsoft nor Crytek has made an official comment on this rumor, and Microsoft’s show this year was very Kinect-heavy, demonstrating a serious investment in the year-old peripheral, but a new console that phases out the aging Xbox 360 and still supports the Kinect is not entirely out of the question.