It is widely known that the development of Microsoft's next generation system, which is expected to be the Xbox 720, has been under development for quite some time. Obviously, information related to the system is still under wraps, as Microsoft is not yet ready to reveal details about the system. Speaking with an inside developer on Jan. 15, CVG describes how strictly information regarding the Xbox 720 is regulated.
In comparison, this inside source describes it to be similar to “Fight Club.”
When Microsoft wants to run a secret project, they divide it into tents, which are cross-discipline teams. The first you know of this is you're asked for a one-to-one webcam chat, where it's explained to you that it's pretty much Fight Club, and that you're not allowed to tell anyone that you've been talked to about "joining the tent.
You sign a load of paperwork, and then afterwards they give you some indication of what the hell you'll be working on. The bit I find crazy is that you have to find time to work on the tent project yourself; your line manager isn't allowed to know what you're working on.
Microsoft sends out a list of stock answers that you're allowed to give if your manager asks you where all your time is going, and a phone number to call if they don't believe you. If they call that, they'll get confirmation you're working on a project, but absolutely nothing more.
Due to this process, there has not been a substantial amount of confirmed details relating to the Xbox 720. In addition to this, fans may also be interested in the slide-show listed above this article, which features concept photos of the Xbox 720.