Xbox 720 to offer Kinect 2.0 and Blu-ray drive, says Xbox World The next-gen console will come with beefier hardware and a slew of other enhancements, says the magazine.
by Lance Whitney
November 19, 2012 5:35 AM PST
. First off, the Xbox 720 will introduce Kinect 2.0.
Microsoft has been publicly mum about the next version of Kinect as it has about all details concerning the new Xbox. But a company document leaked in June touted a higher level of accuracy
, stereo imaging, better voice recognition, and the ability to track four players at once.
. A Blu-ray drive will also be part of the package, a rumor that's been around for a few years now.
Other features will include directional audio, an input and output for watching and recording TV shows, and an "innovative controller
," noted gaming news site ComputerAndVideoGames.com (CVG). Last February, Xbox World said that the redesigned controller would come with a built-in HD touch screen
Microsoft is also eyeing AR (augmented reality) glasses for the 720 at some future stage.
. Codenamed Durango, the new Xbox would be powered by a CPU with "four hardware cores, each divided into four logical cores" and 8GB of RAM.
Dan Dawkins, the magazine's editor in chief, told CVG that "Xbox World has been at the cutting edge of Durango coverage for over 12 months. Unless something really dramatic changes, everything we reveal in our penultimate issue will be revealed long before E3
in June." http://forums.n4g.com/Xbox-360-Forum-f106.aspx
This I think would be a Good system release for the next xbox it would have pretty much all your functionality that you would need for the living room with a single box, if you would still be allowed to use this one for UVerse topset box like you can with the xbox360, dish network etc. this pretty much will have it all covered. The DVR functionality built right in for the US market should give the next xbox a strong entry point for mass market even better than the xbox360 did in the US, in my opinion that is a function many wanted less clutter in their living room. this really would reduce the number of top set boxes needed. I think this is a great move to offer that functionality. if the other functionality pans out, then Microsoft will or should have another great system set for release an hope to have minus any problems they had last time out the gate.