http://www.microsoft-sony.com and http://www.sony-microsoft.com.
Those two domain names were registered by Microsoft and speculation has thrown up some rumours.
1. Microsoft has registered these domains to protect them. You never know what the future may hold and it’s an investment in case they work on a project together.
2. Microsoft and Sony are working together on the a next gen console. The game landscape has changed. The mobile games market alone is worth billions and it might be an idea to streamline costs. Sony takes care of hardware and Microsoft takes care of the online system.
3. Microsoft will work with Sony to bring their live TV service to Sony TV’s. Microsoft has said it wants to work with TV developers and Sony is one of the big ones with millions of their TVs selling. Makes sense if Microsoft want to reach a big audience.
That’s just a few suggestions though and I’m sure there are more theories out there. Do you have any?
NEXT GEN CONSOLES! NEXT GEN CONSOLES! NEXT GEN CONSOLES!
No, the Wii U doesn’t count. It’s a current gen console being released too late in my opinion.
Anyway, reports have come out from ‘sources’ close to developers and Sony and Microsoft claiming that both these consoles will be revealed in less than a year at E3 2012.
What are these rumours?
Xbox 720 – Been in development since 2006. However specs are unknown.
Chances – High. Let’s face it, the 360 is starting to show it’s age just a little even after its facelift last year. The Xbox720 could be a truly innovative machine with Kinect built in. How amazing would that be?
PS4 – Will be revealed in next 18 months. No specs.
Chances – Moderate. Not as high as Microsoft reveal because Sony keep reaffirming the 10 year life cycle. PS4 could be revealed next year but I’m sure Sony would want to spend 2012 concentrating on the PSVita. Maybe a 2013 reveal instead looking at a 2014 release. That to me makes more sense.