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First Details Of The "Xbox 720" Revealed?
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Late last night, a lengthy and detailed document claiming to detail the next Xbox console was leaked on Scribd. The 52-page document went to great length to detail the features of the so-called "Xbox 720," as well as the reason for the need of the console, the tentative release date, and even what Microsoft has been expecting out of their competition. Before reading any further and getting excited over the next Xbox, it's worth pointing out several things. For one thing, this document is dated around August of 2010, and things could have changed greatly for Microsoft and their plans in the time between then and now. For another thing, the legitimacy of this document has yet to be confirmed by anyone in any official capacity. That said, certain elements discussed therein, such as Smart Glass, have already been announced as in development by Microsoft, giving an air of legitimacy to the whole thing. And besides, if somebody went out of their way to create a fake 52-page document detailing a nonexistant console... well, kudos to them is all we'll say. Finally, in the time since it was posted, the document has been taken down due to "copyright infringement." Could this all but confirm the authenticity of the document? Hmm.. Now read on for the purported features of the next Xbox.
According to the document, the next Xbox will launch in 2013 for $299 USD. The console will launch alongside the "Kinect V2," essentially a much-enhanced version of the current Kinect. Note that it doesn't specifically say that the next Kinect will be included with the console, or built into the unit itself as some have suggested. This implies that consumers might still have to purchase both seperately. The console itself will run games on Blu-rays, just like Sony's Playstation 3 has been doing for years. This new format will allow games to look "4x-6x better... than Xbox 360 [games.]" Given just how gorgeous Halo 4 and Gears of War: Judgement were looking at this year's E3, that's pretty darn good-looking.
Better graphics and a new Kinect are expected from the next Xbox, but the document contains a few interesting tidbits aside from those more obvious claims. For example, Microsoft supposedly has Augmented Reality glasses in development. These glasses are dubbed "Fortaleza" in the document, and are pegged for a 2014 launch. What exactly these glasses will be used for is not detailed. Finally, the document claims that the next Xbox will be an "always-on" console, and that it will be able to multitask by running several apps simultaneously.