Microsoft could be getting ready for a reveal of the Xbox 720 at next month’s Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3). Up until now, all we have heard out of Microsoft is that it’s very comfortable with the success it’s having with the Kinect and Xbox 360 Slim models. The company has experienced industry leading sales at retailers, but new rumors suggest that Microsoft has development units already sent out to developers and publishers. More specifically, the source of the rumor suggests that EA has one of these developement units in hand, housed in a PC shell.
While EA is getting comfortable with the new technology, convention-goers may get their first hint at Microsoft’s next generation console at Microsoft’s press event, to be held on June 6th. Market forces may be pushing Microsoft to make a reveal this year, and a console release in holiday 2012, if the rumor turns out to be true. Nintendo’s next generation console is slated to be shown off at the convention, and Microsoft may be getting jitters thinking about allowing Nintendo to have such a large headstart in the next generation.