Are you ready to hear more details on Microsoft’s elusive next-generation Xbox 720 console? It has been a while since we last heard any strong rumors about the company’s secret Xbox project, but we’re pleased to say that one publication hasn’t been afraid to dish the dirt on every Xbox 720 detail they know before going out of commission.
Microsoft seems to have covered up the initial, massive Xbox 720 leak that we saw earlier this year pretty well. You should remember the now infamous Fortaleza document leak, which apparently revealed the main specifications of the next Xbox, notably the addition of Augmented Reality features, Xbox Glasses, Blu-Ray disc support and Kinect 2.0.
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Microsoft has since removed all traces of that document off the internet, but Xbox World has written a feature on the new console in their penultimate issue, again revealing some of the above specifications of the next console, but with some new details as well and a fantastic looking 3D mock up based on their industry sources, as noted by CVG.
Firstly, they are under good authority to state that the next Xbox console will simply be known as ‘Xbox‘, not the Xbox 720 as in line with current popular belief. Microsoft ‘Xbox’ would seemingly kick off a new start for Microsoft’s Xbox brand and it would mean that we would no longer see any numerical attachment to the Xbox console and possibly future iterations as well.
On to the juicy next Xbox spec details now, as we again hear mention of features such as Blu-Ray support, Kinect 2.0 and Augmented Reality glasses. New information that you may not have heard before, involves interesting details regarding an ‘innovative controller’, directional audio and multiple inputs and outputs, including support for television straight from the console.
There are some exciting details on the potential power behind the console as well, as the next Xbox system may feature a quad-core based CPU, along with 8GB of RAM providing Xbox fans with a very generous amount of multitasking options. Remember that these aren’t confirmed details yet, but details based on the industry sources that this magazine has. After the Xbox 720 issue of Xbox World, there will be one more issue left and then they will be closing their books forever.
With Microsoft’s next Xbox console expected to release towards the end of 2013, are you now starting to get excited that these are indeed the main features of the next-gen console? It’s the second time we’ve heard about the possibility of augmented reality and glasses on the next Xbox, so would you support Microsoft’s decision to go down this route?
Have a look at the mock-up image above and let us know if you would like the next Xbox console to look like this. We think it looks fantastic and included in the image is details on how the next Xbox will include a touch sync button which will automatically sync up all of your controllers, without having to manually hold a button like you do today – we’ve been waiting for a simple, but elegant feature like this for a long time.