Microsoft is considering hiring a “digital vision team” to help it develop its next generation console, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

The WSJ cited a person familiar with the matter who said Microsoft is “trying to figure out what it will look like and how it will work”.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The new console is expected to be unveiled later this year.

The company has said it is working on new hardware and software.