Develop is claiming the successor to the Xbox 360 console is on desks at an unnamed Electronic Arts studio.
According to the websites source, the new hardware, which was was sent to EA last month, is a very early build with no casing – it is in fact being stored inside a PC shell.
Develop also claims the EA developers are getting to grips with the tech to create first-generation software.
“Quite often when new consoles come around they’re packaged into a PC shell, but actually what’s inside is an entirely new console,” a senior, trusted, source said.
Specifications for the console have not been revealed, although Develop says the hardware will feature enhanced support for Kinect with just a couple of alterations.