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]
net to but still not as powerful as the ps3
I love my 360. I don't need an update but I can promise you I'll wait in line all night long to buy the new one. Remember those 2000 dollar PS3's on eBay when it was launched? I'm so there to scalp.
Ummmm... English please. I don't understand all that Mumbo-Jumbo about the CPU and GPU XD
I'll start getting hyped when I actually get to see the physical console.
This is very exciting!!!!!!
lets see i own a xbox 360 right now but as far as next gen systems go...I think I'll wait to see the prices of new systems, features, and games being made for either ps4 or the next xbox
PC gaming would still be in the lead
Let's hope that it'll give more room for the Xbox 360 to breathe, as it still has a lot of life left in it.
I really wanna know how powerful the Ps4 so excited :D
i kinda lost your technological meaning at CPU and ATI and AMQ and *ugh*, i'm still blind from your other post...but, hopefully, the newest xbox will be beyond our wildest dreams, and ill have my vision back by then....
I'm excited for the next generation of consoles, but I think I might skip XBOX this time. I just didn't enjoy the 360 exclusives as much as I thought I would. It'll still be interesting to see what the new hardware can do when it comes out. Even if they go with a 6000 series GPU it will still be a big step forward.
As for console graphics in general, while games certainly look good on PS3 and XBOX 360 I don't think that's ever a reason to stop releasing new consoles. Looking at games like The Witcher 2 maxed out on PC makes you realize just how much more room there is to improve the graphics on consoles. Better graphics can't fix a crap game, but they can make a great game even more enjoyable. Of course, as others have stated, new hardware is about more than just new graphics and offers other advancements to console gaming. I certainly don't want to see a new console every year, but a lot has changed since this generation launched and I think it's time for the next gen to hit.
Also just because a new console releases doesn't mean you have to buy it right away to keep gaming, even when they stop making games for 360 there's probably a huge number of titles you missed that could keep you busy for several years.
Personally, I'm excited for, but also fearful of Microsoft's next console release. I feel that the Xbox 360, as much as I love the system, has pretty much reached its full potential. In that sense, I'm excited to see the new console's design and what it's capable of, but at the same time, I'm afraid of the seemingly inevitable flaws the system will have based off of my and many others' experiences with the 360's initial release. I just don't want to have to jump through all those hoops all over again with the next gen system. With all the money they gouge from their unfortunately loyal consumers (myself included), you'd think Microsoft would make a reliable product :/ Oh well, I'll just suck it up and take it up the tail pipe from them just like I do every other console release haha.
On the bright side, the impending console and PC wars that will inevitably ensue as more information becomes available will be very entertaining!