Rumor: Latest Xbox World issue reveals next Xbox details

The final Xbox World magazine will be coming in December, but before that happens the publisher has used their penultimate issue to spill a bunch of details on the next Xbox, codenamed "Durango". According to an eight-page feature article, the next Xbox will use Blu-ray discs, introduce a second-generation Kinect, directional audio, an "innovative controller" and TV inputs as well as outputs. They also speculate the next Xbox will just be called "Xbox".

The report also details the hardware of the next Xbox development kits, which apparently come with a four-core chipset (with 16 logical cores) and a large 8 GB of RAM. Editor-in-chief Dan Dawkins expects that "unless something really dramatic changes, everything we reveal in our penultimate issue will be revealed long before E3 in June." The magazine also reports that augmented reality glasses with be introduced during the latter years of the console's life.

Also, using industry sources and past Microsoft leaks, the magazine has developed a 3D mock-up of the next generation console. Their render uses the same VaporMG magnesium alloy case used on the Surface, and the silver band has been modelled from the Wedge touch keyboard and Arc Touch mouse. "The future will be black, sharp and curved."

These leaked details line-up with a number of previous leaks, including the old Xbox 720 roadmap from June which listed DVR capabilities and a Blu-ray drive for the next Xbox, and SDK leaks featuring 8 GB of RAM and multi-core CPUs.

Source: CVG | Read the full report by purchasing Xbox World here

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I like just "Xbox".

Then they can go with the whole apple thing. First generation xbox, second etc.

Having said that, I'm not sure it's really required with the 5+ year release cycle.

It is easier to use the "apple" naming and it sounds a lot better than all these suggestion in the comments. They can change it any time and go back to naming them (like the Rambo movies)

Depending on when it's released, they may call it XBOX 8 or XBOX 9.. which is software upgradable to the number level of whatever the current version of Windows X is

It's a rectangle with rounded corners. Cue Apple lawyers 1...2...

But seriously, most iSheep will now start whining it's way thicker than the iPad. Did I really say seriously there? ;p

paulheu said,
It's a rectangle with rounded corners. Cue Apple lawyers 1...2...

But seriously, most iSheep will now start whining it's way thicker than the iPad. Did I really say seriously there? ;p

Why does someone always have to bring up "iSheep"...

Just go away... your as just annoying as any moronic apple zealot.

paulheu said,
It's a rectangle with rounded corners. Cue Apple lawyers 1...2...

But seriously, most iSheep will now start whining it's way thicker than the iPad. Did I really say seriously there? ;p


I see idiot people

Seems some people have a reading disorder or at least need to be spoon fed there's hints there this was not intended as a serious remark.. sjees..

I think the name Xbox 720 it's very old and sounds crappy. "Xbox 8" will confuse consumers by the existence of the Xbox Windows and Xbox Windows Phone (The way are now called Xbox Live games on those plataforms).

In Fact i like the "Xbox" name, and people will call it "The new Xbox" without confusion, i mean, people can confuse iPads because they all look pretty the SAME, and this 4 xbox (Original, 360, 360 Slim and the new) look very different.

FMH said,
Why would they add VaporMG case in a non-portable device?

It looks good! This is also as portable as a GameCube with a carrying handle. They might put that casing on all the Microsoft hardware. I'm just worried about the cost of the console with those specs.

Edited by tytytucke, Nov 17 2012, 5:13pm :

tytytucke said,

It looks good! This is also as portable as a GameCube with a carrying handle. They might put that casing on all the Microsoft hardware. I'm just worried about the cost of the console with those specs.

By the time it gets released in 2013/2014, the prices would be down considerably.

They also speculate the next Xbox will just be called "Xbox".

then microsoft is going to have to advertise this as "the new xbox", and everyone is going to think that they're copying apple.

Oh microsoft, I feel so sorry for you because you for falling into these traps unintentionally.

FalseAgent said,

then microsoft is going to have to advertise this as "the new xbox", and everyone is going to think that they're copying apple.
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They them selfs said they where becoming more like apple.

tytytucke said,

It is easier to use the "apple" naming and it sounds a lot better than all these suggestion in the comments. They can change it any time and go back to naming them

900rr said,
i believe it will be 8 fisical core and more 8 logical cores

An octocore processor would be complete overkill for a console, with hyperthreading or the amd or ibm equivalent that would be 16 logical threads.

And fisical? Really?

I'd rather they kept the controller this time but actually standardised on a battery pack form size. All my Microsoft controllers (Black, white, 2x silver, ltd ed. Fable 3) are unique in this respect.

"the next Xbox will use Blu-ray discs"

Really...? Hell froze over??

I would be very surprised if this would happen. It never really went anywhere, despite all the 'advantages' towards DVD.

Dutchie64 said,
"the next Xbox will use Blu-ray discs"

Really...? Hell froze over??

I would be very surprised if this would happen. It never really went anywhere, despite all the 'advantages' towards DVD.

How did it not go anywhere, all movies come on Blu-Ray now. They obviously can't keep fitting games on a DVD and Blu-Ray is all that's left, plus people will want to watch their movies on it as well as play games. HD-DVD died a long time ago, Microsoft is not competing with Blu-Ray now.

To me, the most exciting part of this would be TV inputs! I'm using Windows 7 Media Center, which appears to be nearing the end of it's life after Win8. The thought of having a device with Blu-Ray plus a DVR built into it that would let me backup TV recordings to my Windows Server 2012 Essentials box in the basement wold let me achieve my dream of having one device in my living room to rule them all. Oh, and Smart Glass! This could be amazing, if done right!!!

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