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]
Interesting. I think the best addition would be the Blu-ray. DVD's are severely impeding the industry's progression.
Yeah, if this thing cannot play used games I will NOT be buying it. Having to pay full price just to try a game (or some that you want to play but are only worth a rent because of how horrendously short they are) is ridiculous.
There goes a large chunk of Gamestop's revenue, and my savings! Really hope they don't implement this, it's just going to create issues.
Wow an anti-used games system would be awful for bank account. Let's hope Gamestop can set up a boycott and send Microsoft a message since it would almost destroy their company
"May not play used games..."
Uh.. how the F does that work? Considering once a new game is in the console it's considered used. Unless they install some sort of DRM that locks the software title to prevent being used on any other console, which ok, that'll be enough to piss off your fan base.
Welp, time to end my gaming career...
"its red-hot Kinect ... sensor system" I lol'd.
I really hope the last update isn't true because that would be a moumental mistake getting rid of used games. Look at the PC Gaming industry, it got rid of them, how am I suppose to find an older PC Game, I'm not using Steam because it's not the answer. How would I be able to play Mass Effect 1 without it being used or Oblivion, etc. It's a huge mistake to get rid of used games and if Microsoft does this they will be shooting themselves in the foot big time.
If it has a no-used games device built in then im not getting it. It's as simple as that. What if i want to play a game that was made three years ago but they dont make new coppies? Since they wouldnt accept used games then i would never be able to play it.
So if they get rid of used games and you buy this system years down the line when no new versions of its games are made, what then? Also this would kill Gamefly. I highly doubt they would implement something like that.