The developer hardware kit of the next generation console has surfaced in the form of a leak, unveiling specs of Microsoft’s Xbox, alleged Xbox 720 (codenamed Durango).
While the current release cycles of consoles isn’t not enough these days. The market leaders – Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3) are of both several years old now and now many gamers are running on old hardware, though the majority and interest of fans are looking for an upgraded version for the future in anticipation for a a newer consoles.
With the recent Xbox 720 patent filings suggest Microsoft’s next console will feature an improved Kinect device and two CPUs, one for gaming and another for multimedia applications. Regards to Microsoft’s next console, dubbed the Xbox 720, with all manner of specs and details arriving at frequent intervals. Overa weekend, a supposed Xbox 720 “Duango” dev kit cropped up on a secretive forum, and that appears, to look much like a normal PC tower running your standard debug launcher.
According to EuroGamer’s Digital Foundry, which did its homework on the leaked hardware including liaising with developers, the system is indeed genuine, and the leaker, operating under the pseudonym “DaE,” reckons Microsoft’s next-gen console will pack in an eight-core CPU, as well as Blu-ray, true 1080p and native 3D output.
The same Digital Foundry also says, that the kit is powered by both an Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU and packs more than 8GB of memory, although claims that it will have an 8-core CPU have been described as “difficult to believe“.
The expectations to be around six time more powerful than the current Xbox and it would be an huge entertainment hub, as the Xbox 360 has become over the years. Dashboard updates previously have seen the 360 turn from a simple gaming platform to a social, streaming media, music and web service to all members of the family in the process.
These rumors appear to have died down of late, though, and the Xbox 720 is expected to arrive late next year, in time for 2013?s holiday season?
The 56-page set followed an intervention by Microsoft’s legal team claimed that the Xbox 720 will feature Kinect 2.0, 3D technology and the long-rumoured Xbox TV. However that was removed from the web.
Still no confirmed news appeared yet, but waiting for the next-gen Xbox would be good for all gaming fans on the new 720 console next year.