More Xbox 360 successor rumours emerge

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It'll be revealed at E3 2012. It'll be revealed at E3 2013. It'll have an in-built tea-maker and be powered by fairy dust.

The truth is we just don't know what's happening with the new Xbox right now, but a previously reliable source has leaked what he claims to be new information about the machine.

Blogger ‘MS nerd', as IndustryGamers points out, was responsible for a number of accurate leaks concerning Microsoft's abandoned Courier tablet.

"Witha heady mix of rumours, tips and speculation,Iam now stating thatXboxcodename'loop' (the erstwhile XboxTV) will indeed debut a modified Win9 core,” he writes.

It will use a Zune HD-like hardware platform — a 'main' processor with multiple dedicated assistive cores for graphics, AI, physics, sound, networking,encryptionand sensors.It will be custom designed by Microsoft and two partners based ontheARM architecture.

It will be cheaper than the 360, further enabling Kinect adoption. And it will be far smaller than the 360. It will also demonstrate how Windows Phone could possible implement Win9's dev platform on the lower end."