The lights are on
[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]
Well I don't really care because I'm going to wait for the newer version like the Xbox 360 slim to come out before I buy it because the first one is always going to have problems but I hope it has enough power to last 10 years like the Xbox 360.
Sounds powerful enough to burn a hole in my pocket! Still interesting...
so does this mean they're not showing nothing at E3 this year:(
Sounds so good so far, hope it's true! I want to see what developers can do without the current tech bottlenecking them.
so how many bits is that? anyone, anyone?
Well, that at least means DX11 which should be amazing.
I hope Microsoft takes the time to work out the kinks in the new system before release. So I will wait at least a year after release before buying. To see if they have learned from the red ring.
I just need more cup holders.
Crazy prediction... The Kinect and Xbox will merge into one device! Gasp!
Man.... The commens section further proves on how people like to trash on nintendo just because. The fact is these idiots don't know that ign stated that this would only make it only 20% more powerful than the wii u. ( The wii only has 20% more processing power than the gamecube)
As far as I am concerned, until Microsoft says anything about it, nothing is set in stone.