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[Update] : A new report from Kotaku this morning says industry sources claim the next Xbox will play Blu-ray discs, may not play used games, and will ship with the next iteration of Kinect. Kotaku said Microsoft may implement some sort of anti-used games system for its next console, which could include linking a copy of a game to your Xbox Live account. The reports says right now it's completely hypothetical and is not clear how it may be included, if at all.
One source familiar with Microsoft's plans for the new Xbox said
Microsoft plans to ship their new Xbox with a new version of its red-hot
Kinect hands-free sensor system. The new Kinect would contain an
on-board processor, a feature originally intended for the first Kinect.
That processor would enable a new Kinect to more effectively detect
[Original post] The Internet is swirling with rumors today about the graphics capability of Microsoft's next console.
According to a report from Fudzilla published today, the power behind the next Xbox will be a PowerPC CPU married to a modified ATI Southern Islands 7000 series GPU. The code name for the 32nm chip is Oban, and the report says it's currently in production. The first run of these chips are being made for development kits only.
Fudzilla's report suggests chips for consumer consoles will go into production by the end of the year, suggesting we won't see Microsoft's new console until 2013 at the earliest. Meanwhile, IGN says the GPU will be based on the 6000 series instead, akin to the Radeon HD 6670.
So far, Microsoft isn't commenting on any of the rumors.
[Source: Fudzilla, IGN]
The Developers and Publishers are the cause of this. If companies like EA could influence Microsoft, Sony, etc. to enforce this it would only guarantee extraordinary profits. A consoles that can only play brand new games is a publishers DREAM come true! Which will suck for consumers who buy a game and either don't like it or beat it and it now has a value of nothing!!
XBOX IS GOING GO LOSE SO MANY CUSTOMERS TO PS3 (THE BETTER SYSTEM) IF THEY WON'T LET YOU PLAY USED GAMES ON IT
next it will be rumored to make sandwiches/ time travel....
The used game thing would really ruin things for people with games that they don't wanna play.
If they are going to implement this used games thing than publishers will need to have stocks of their games available to people who get them a year late.
All I read was "may not play used games" and said to myself, well I'm not buying a new xbox.
"anti-used games system" are Microsoft trying to make us hate them, half the games I own are used games. If they decide to do this it is a good thing that I still have my PS3 because the're only so much *** I can take before giving up
they are sticking with kinect? seriously? lol ps4 it is then
Is ok microsft do that i switched to sony(the better system out there and so will be ps4)bacause you jus love sucking our money payin for online payin for games now you want to make us buy new games oh god what else is next you realize we own the system we pay the money for it we should be able to do what we want with it f*** IF YOU WANNA COBTROL IT HUST GIVE US THE SYSTEM FREEE F**** I HATE MICROSUCK!!!
if that is the case ,i will go to ps4 and ditch microsoft...please dont force me on new game and tell me how to use my console and games that i buy...fvck u even tho this is a rumour.....ms will be committing suicide with this...
This story has one source claiming the graphics chip will be from the ATI 7000 series, while another source claims it will be akin to the Radeon 6670 (which is a lower power budget card).
Why can't they both be correct? There were stories a few months back that Microsoft would launch two version of the next xbox: a high powered gaming focused machine, and a lower powered tv and kinect enabeled streaming device. www.digitalspy.com/.../next-xbox-launching-in-two-editions-says-report.html
The used game idea is not a good idea at all(not saying it would hurt there console sales though) but other then that I am looking forward to all the new consoles(including the Vita which i just pre-ordered my first edition bundle the other day :D only 2 weeks and 6 days till its release!) But I really hope they dont increase the cost of games with the new consoles like ps2-$50 new game and ps3-$60 new game ps4-$????
that whole no used games thing better be an effing joke
There's no way they could prohibit the use of used games on their console. The only way they could "link a copy of the game to your Xbox Live account" would be if each individual disc had its own unique identification code.
Didn't we learn that's a bad idea with the whole Ubisoft "always connected" bullcrap? Furthermore, if this did come to pass, the internet would be up in arms about this in a second! I can't imagine a world where that would be allowed, and I hope I never have to.
If used games weren't allowed on the new xbox then Gamestop would go out of business.