Reported by: Karen Williams
The whispers about the next generation Xbox has picked up pace after Brian Hall, the Micorsoft Windows Live General Manager referred to “The New Xbox” in an interview with The Verge.
Brian Hall said: “We just decided it was time to do something new and bring the best of those and put them together and release it right in time for the new wave of products that we have coming out with Windows 8, the new version of Office, New Windows Phone, and the new Xbox.” However, a cloud of doubt looms around the comment as it can also refer to Xbox 360 SKU or an updated version of it.
Just a week ago, it was alleged that the upcoming Xbox 720′s hardware kit was spotted on the AssemblerGames developer forum giving into the rumor that the device was well and alive. Even several developers working on the project also confirmed that the leaked Xbox 720 Durango dev kit put on sale for $10,000 was real.
Apparently, new reports are surfacing on the internet on Microsoft announcing the next generation console at 2013 E3, widely considered to be the flagship expo in the video game industry. Supporting the same, leaked documents of Microsoft earlier put the release time for 2013 quashing rumors about December 2012 launch. The 2010 document also put the price of the upcoming device at £190.
The Xbox 720 is expected to be ten times powerful than any current generation gaming consoles. Rumors even point that the upcoming console will feature its own Blu-ray player and will have photorealistic graphics tapping into emotions that can supposedly make the gaming character come alive.