There are some rumors floating around about MS and Sony announcing the arrival of the next-gen game consoles at 2012's E3:
Report: BOTH New Xbox and PS4 Will Be Shown At E3
But analysts disagree:
Analyst: 'Zero Chance' of PlayStation 4 at E3
One thing is clear: with the PC community coming close to 64-bit critical mass, the consoles can't stay 32-bit for much longer. Of course, the longer the consoles stay 32-bit, the longer PC gaming is forced to stay 32 as well because no AAA dev is going to return to PC only titles. Once again we are held back by the consoles.