Xbox 720 concept designs: New model has specs and features to die for

By Alan Ng - Nov 29, 2011

It is fair to assume that the Xbox 720 is coming sooner rather than later. Whether this is just an acknowledgement from Microsoft or an official unveiling it is still coming regardless. We’vel seen a lot of release rumors over the last month, but nothing related to a possible design for the new system.

Until now that is. We have just stumbled across a pretty fantastic design concept for the Microsoft’s next console, and while there appears to be plenty of PlayStation 4 concept designs on the internet, we’re pleased to say that this new one for the Xbox 720 helps to shift the balance a bit.

This design we have to show you now has been created by Joseph Dumary and has been given an image gallery which you can check out yourself over at Yanko Design. From the pictures we’ve seen we can say that there are definite similarities to the current black Xbox 360 model, but this one obviously has that ‘2012 makeover’ element to it.

For starters, this design doesn’t appear to show a disc tray – this is because this particular Xbox 720 design features an integrated Kinect system, complete with motion cameras and voice recognition support. As for the lack of disc tray, the system will instead use a Kinect scanner to read game cards which will then transfer directly to the console ready to either download or stream it.

This concept model comes with a mammoth 2TB hard drive, an 8-core GPU, 3D support, GPS, a webcam and also a built-in TV tuner for digital television viewing. As nice as this model is, it’s a shame that we probably won’t see such a device for at least another 20 years, as a 1TB system with all these hardware goodies inside will surely cost gamers an extortionate fee.

Check out all of the pictures over at Yanko Design and let us know what you think of it. In your opinion, how far off do you think we are from seeing a 1TB storage system and consoles which competely rely on digital distribution – ie, no disc format.

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  • freshmess

    8 core gpu’s do exist! ARM is about to release an 8 core gpu for mobile devices next year. And amd has announced theirs.

  • freshmess

    This design looks terrible! It’s just like Microsoft to bring out a big, ugly piece of plastic. They should take a leaf out of Apple’s design manual and make something a bit more appealing.

  • Shaquille Seale

    20 years naaa how bout 2 years come on  alot people want to give it try come on the xbox 720

  • why would gps be in a gaming system? makes no sence, also neather dues putting the kinect in the system since almostevery one dues not put their systm right underor on tp of their tv it would have no reason to have it their, not to mantion MS has already said the next version which well start on PC well still be USB. again makes no sence. hat big of a hard drive seams …not true at all but i could see it being made since wii u games well take up to 25GB then it would only ake 9 games to fill the old xbox hard drive. heir well still be disks because of game stores and retail if every thing was digital then no one would hear/see about merchendice unless you had a sytem. the 8 core system would be the only thing that would be true if it ends up being true.

  • an 8 core gpu huh? sorry to say those don’t exist, moron

    • wowdbb76

      actually they do. amd just announced an 8-core unit about a month ago

  • There is no need for a GPS in a game console. The other items aren’t that big of a deal. The cpu being the most expensive

  • Integrated Kinect?

    Oh lord, this IS NOT going to happen… It makes no sense at all.

  • scarab

    looks like a sky hd box had a baby with an elite…

  • Robswire

    I don’t even know where to start in pointing out what’s wrong with this article.

    • Red22

      ^what he said. Holy hell….

    • Red22

      ^what he said. Holy hell….