Saturday, February 2, 2013

Exclusive new Xbox '720' info revealed by inside Source

The next-generation console rumors have been flying around for the past 2 years. Recently, the speculations have been out of control, as a possible announcement date gets closer. Speaking with a source who has had hands-on time with the new Xbox console prototype, we've learned a few new details. Under conditions of anonymity the source had this to say in regards to testing:
"Microsoft has the prototypes monitored under a microscope and an air tight confidentiality clause."
There was some information the source was willing to provide. The full details are below:
  • While no confirmation on an announcement date, E3 will be "Party Central" in the Xbox booth
  • The new '720' will have 3x the processing speed of the current 360
  • No hard release date but it looks like Holiday 2013
  • 2 launch versions. 320 GB Arcade / 500 GB Pro. Exact pricing is unknown
  • 1 TB HDD available as a separate purchase
  • It will not include Blu-Ray
  • No picture was available as prototype consoles are packaged in a 360 slim case to "avoid complications" about the design until announcement
  • Tech Specs; AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz CPU, Direct3d 11.x 800MHz GPU, and 8GB of DDR3 RAM
  • Xbox Smartglass is still a feature in use
  • No word on Kinect 2.0
  • No word on "Immersive" technology being implemented
 Expect new information closer to E3.

6 comments:

  1. so no blueray , i was looking forward to the new XBOX having bluray

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    1. According to my source, Blu-ray is still 100% owned by Sony Inc. and will not be included. Would cause a bit of a compromising situation to give your big competitor your own technology to throw back at you.

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  2. and 320 and 500 GB for the harddrive and you can upgrade to 1 terra wow that is a lot of memory

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  3. That size hard drive will be awesome then I can install my games for smoother running games.

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  4. No blue ray is no big deal. Can't remember last time I watch a movie from a physical media source. Those HD's seem pretty big. Can I hope we'll get digital downloads on day one of game release.

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  5. :/ no multiple disc tray?!!! but i'm lazy!

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