A "next generation" upgrade (currently called M2) to 3DO home video game consoles will include the following components:
The chances of Matsushita (who now owns the technology) releasing anything based on the M2 are slim and getting slimmer. This claim calls for an upgrade to existing 3DO units, which is even less likely. On the other hand, Matsushita has _not_ publically killed the project. I've been holding out for a public statement about the future of the machine, but it seems increasingly likely that they will never make one. Unfortunately, this claim has no judgement date to force the issue.
Therefore, I will judge this claim based on the most reliable public information I can find as of 31 March 1998, barring surprises. I do, however, reserve the right to change that date if someone comes up with either: a) reliable (my call) information about an upcoming M2-based _upgrade_, or b) a reliable public statement from Matsushita or a representative indicating that the upgrade has been cancelled.
Exactly what constitutes "reliable" information is a little fuzzy, but I consider anything officially released to the press, information on a corporate website or quotes from an interview with a representative to be fair game. Unattributed rumors from magazines or usenet posts are not very compelling.