It looks as though this year's X06
will feature a major showing of an all-new first-party Xbox IP with comments from a Microsoft-employed writer hinting a huge title is just around the corner.
Eric Nylund, the science fiction writer behind Halo: The Fall of Reach and the man currently employed on the script and plot for Gears of War drops the first mention of a new project for Microsoft Game Studios.
"What am I working on next? Well, if you took all the best parts of your favorite games, and smashed them together at light speed with your favorite movies and books, you'd get something close to this. It's not announced yet, but as soon as Microsoft does, I can at least tell you the title, genre, and what particular thing makes this game goose-bump worthy. So stay tuned."
It seems Nylund's blog is looking to replace Major Nelson as the viral marketer's outlet of choice... And some kind of sci-fi horror, probably involving shooting in the first (or hashed third, you never know) is going to be announced in Europe in a few short weeks.
As soon as we hear more, we'll let you know.