While next to nothing is known about the future plans for Microsoft's next-gen gaming platform, a small blip about its general direction has surfaced in the form of an internal video.
According to Zdnet, the video is a bit dated - May 2010 - but still represents the only known information about the direction Microsoft is headed with its next platform.
While searching around the Internet to find information the future of the Xbox, I stumbled across an internal video dated May 2010 which showcases some of the WGX (Windows Gaming eXperience) team’s ambitions for next-generation gaming between Windows, Xbox Live, and mobile platform. For those of you who are unfamiliar, WGX is an internal Microsoft team comprised of all gaming-related endeavors between all of Microsoft’s platforms. Though the video is from 2010, this is the closest look we have had yet at exactly what WGX’s vision is.
The video does seem to place emphasis on the Kinect experience, which shouldn't come as a major surprise, as it is an integral part of the platform. Microsoft hit a home run with Kinect and it would be foolish for them to leave that technology behind with the Xbox 360.
While we don't know when the next generation Xbox will land, Microsoft is hard at work on its next platform. The company made great strides compared to the original Xbox and will be looking to carry that forward into its next generation console.