Rumors about the new Microsoft video game console continue to swirl around news channels, with a number of new tidbits being shared today.

Kotaku has published a rundown of the new console, containing information from a source who claims to have access to an early dev kit. The alleged insider states the new console can run multiple games or apps at once, requires game installations that can take place automatically in the background, and requires a new version of the Kinect sensor to be plugged in at all times. The new console also reportedly ships with a 500GB hard drive.  

Other notes explain that a new controller is being developed, and that Xbox 360 game pads will be incompatible with the new console. The system is also rumored to support 3DTV sets, and include built-in wi-fi. 

The source claims to have two development kits for the new console, codenamed Durango, but the information should be taken with a grain of salt as nothing has been confirmed, and Microsoft could change any number of things during development. So far, Microsoft has not even acknowledged the development of a next-gen console. 

Previous rumors state that the console requires a constant Internet connection, may not play used games, and will play Blu-Ray discs. 

Which rumors would you like to come to fruition? 

[Source: Kotaku]