According to an inside source, Electronic Arts got a very early dev kit for the 360 successor from Microsoft. The source also believes that a launch by 2012's end is possible, with initial details revealed at this year's E3. Neither EA nor Microsoft are confirming this rumor.
QUOTE said:“Why let Nintendo steal the thunder in June [At E3]? It doesn’t want to lose momentum. That’s why I think Microsoft is rushing to make an announcement at E3.” - inside source