Since last November millions of players have been chipping away at Peter Molyneux's strange experimental cube in Curiosity, but it looks like they may soon find out just what's inside — and it could have something to do with Microsoft's next Xbox. According to Molyneux, the game — which he claims contains a "life-changing secret buried inside" — was always intended to last for around six months, and that deadline is quickly approaching. Speaking to Gamespot, he explained that based on an analysis from his new studio 22 Cans, players could potentially reach the final layer of the cube "the same day that the next Xbox is announced. Which would be a bizarre twist of fate."

Microsoft will be officially unveiling its next-generation console later this month on May 21st. If there is indeed a connection between his game and the next Xbox, Molyneux is playing it coy, saying simply that "there may be some words from me around that time." Once Curiosity is complete, the studio should have much more time to focus on its Kickstarted god-game Godus, which is slated to launch later this year. "Godus is something that has never existed before," Molyneux explained to Polygon, "because it encapsulates everything that we've learned from Curiosity and all the dreadful mistakes I've made in the past."

Update: Eurogamer reports that Molyneux plans on participating in Microsoft's event in some mysterious way. "There's this opportunity that's come up for me to be involved - it's not from Microsoft by the way," Molyneux said, adding, "I'm sworn to secrecy here. It should be really good fun, and maybe slightly contentious."