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]
Definatley needs a Blu-Ray disc player
Can't wait to see what it turns out like
Well let's see where this goes...
Meh. By the time the next gen comes out, PC hardware with the same or better specs will be cheaper than those consoles will cost. The only way I'll be getting a new console is if ZOE3 lands on them.
The 7000 series is hopeful. I think it would be a big mistake to only use the 6000. By the time the console is scheduled for release, no point in it having old hardware.
6670? Holy sh*t that sucks.
But I love my 360... 2013 is too early to say goodbye *sniffle*
Nope I dont want it it doesnt contain a VR chip or a GLaDOS operating system or bundled with 3d glasses or VR headwear So i can game and watch porn and feel like im right there in the action literally ...
come on e3. lets do it.
I think what people forget is that their was an all-time high of great titles for this console generation, and its just about in the last two years or so that the company's (Sony and Microsoft specifically) have started to make back money on their investments. Factor in the recession/depression (whatever u want to call it) we have been in for the last 7yrs and u can see why their is apprehension about the next generation of consoles. Me ill probably still be playing my ps3 and xbox360 when the next Halo and Uncharted/God of War comes out....
And then a new ps3 and a new wii...
So im guessing this will be called the XBOX 720? Hopefully a truthful rumor. Im pretty excited to see a new design to the console!