• Xbox 720 Coming in 2013 with Kinect V2, Blu-Ray and More, Leaked Document Says

    While Microsoft hasn’t talked about its next Xbox at E3 2012 this month, a document has leaked on the web showcasing a variety of features that might be implement in the oft-rumored Xbox 720, including Blu-ray support, a Kinect V2 or a $299.99 (around €235) price tag.

    Next-generation consoles are eagerly awaited by many gamers, who want to see what they’re capable of, and quite a few developers, who want to see just what they can achieve with the devices.

    As of yet, however, neither Microsoft nor Sony has talked about their next consoles, limiting their E3 2012 announcements to just new features for existing devices.

    Now, a presumed internal document from Microsoft has leaked on the web, via Game Informer, which dates back from 2010 and reveals a wide array of details about the next Xbox console, the so-called Xbox 720.

    Among the details are plenty of things we have already heard as rumors, including the support for Blu-ray technology and a new version of the Kinect sensor, codenamed Kinect V2.

    There are also some features that we haven’t heard about just yet, like augmented reality support, complete with compatible glasses, and a $299.99 (around €235) price tag.

    What’s more, the document also predicts new technologies like SmartGlass, which has just been revealed by Microsoft during E3 2012 this month.

    As of yet, the authenticity of the document is still being disputed, with plenty of journalists saying that it doesn’t bear the regular marks of Microsoft confidentiality.

    Even so, the document does give some interesting clues in regard to the future of the Xbox and the features of the next consoles.

    As of yet, however, Microsoft has declined to comment on the leak.

    The company’s official stance is still focused on the Xbox 360 and on the new features that will be released for it later this year.
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    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      I thought Smartglass was going to be something cooler, but that's shit that's already been around for awhile (e.g. XBMC remote).
    1. megabyteme's Avatar
      megabyteme -
      Personally, Sony is PERMANENTLY dead to me, and I had better not hear of a single user with hardware problems if M$ wants a cent from me. I'm fed up to the point where I don't care about the price, nor features from either of these two. I want reliability, and trust is a bazillion miles away.
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      Personally, I get my enjoyment from downloaded games from MS's arcade or on demand (whatever they call it). I'll probably buy one of those newer 360s when mine kicks the bucket again, should be even cheaper as we near "720" release. And I'm no marketer, but does 720 give anybody else a sense of redundancy? "We made you spin in a circle, OK, now do it again."
    1. megabyteme's Avatar
      megabyteme -
      Chinese M$ fire drill.
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      With the way those original power supplies used to catch fire, it's no longer a drill.
    1. 1000possibleclaws's Avatar
      1000possibleclaws -
      I own a 360 solely for the NHL franchise, sucks that I will have to shell out for another console soon, if this is true
    1. Appzalien's Avatar
      Appzalien -
      I've always waited until the newness has worn off and prices drop before I consider a console gaming system. But my last purchase was only a PS2, and since then I have seen little to get me back in the mix. One thing that stops me is the necessary internet connection to acquire updates and content. It's bad enough when PC games are shoved out the door before they're finished and your forced to wait for updates before the game will run correctly. This used to be an advantage consoles had over PC games but no more. Now console games are being shoved out the door and without internet your screwed. As internet ISP's push their fees higher and higher, and people are struggling to make ends meet without those luxuries, the days of the ready to run no internet need games will be sorely missed. For now I'll stick with my PC thank you very much.
    1. IdolEyes787's Avatar
      IdolEyes787 -
      Except now some PC games also require internet connectability.
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      I consider video gaming to be more of a "luxury" than internet service since it has useful, sometimes ubiquitous, applications beyond porn and video game updates.