Rumours have again surfaced which point towards an E3 2012 reveal for Microsoft's next major console, but they also now include further rumours about a reveal for the PlayStation 4.
A source who MCV say is "exemplary" claims that Microsoft and Sony will be competing with each other for the limelight this year, but they will also be looking to marginalise Nintendo's next platform, the Nintendo Wii U.
The Wii U was of course shown during E3 2011, but there was very little concrete information about the platform at the time and it resulted in a lot of confusion. This year, Nintendo were hoping to showcase the platform's full potential, but if Microsoft and Sony were to come to E3 with their next generation platforms, then focus will surely be swayed elsewhere.
For now though, this is all but a rumour, but these rumours are starting to become more frequent. More will surely surface the closer we get to the gaming industry's biggest showcase in June of this year.