XBOX 720

April 10th, 2013

Xbox 720 Rumour Roundup: May 21 Announcement, x86 Chip, No Backwards Compatibility

A flurry of rumours came out this week regarding Microsoft’s next-generation game console, the Xbox 720. The company is expected to announce the console – which is expected to be in the $500 range – at a press event on May 21. According to some rumours, the console will be available at a reduced price [...]

February 22nd, 2013

Xbox 720 Announcement Expected in April

Now that Sony has launched its next-generation Playstation (albeit without revealing any hardware), Microsoft is now gearing up to launch its successor to the Xbox 360.   Multiple sources are reporting, and self-confirming, that Microsoft is looking to an April launch for its next-generation Xbox console, likely named the Xbox 720. VG247 notes that the [...]

January 24th, 2013

There is no X-Surface, Tech Websites Duped

For anyone in the media, inside sources can be a godsend — a person willing to risk their employment to share information, or expose corruption is what usually brings the best stories to the press. Most of the time these sources will stay anonymous, communicating through throwaway email accounts or other untraceable means.  This actually [...]

January 22nd, 2013

Next-Generation Xbox Specs Apparently Leaked Online

The reported specs of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox console have leaked online. VGLeaks, who has previously had a semi-accurate track record with leaks claims to have obtained a block diagram the system specs of Durango — the current code name for the new console. According to the leaked specs, Durango will be powered by an eight-core [...]

August 9th, 2012

Did Microsoft Hint at Xbox 720 Release Timeline With a Job Posting?

A now removed job posting on Microsoft’s careers website has revealed that Microsoft intends to launch the successor to the Xbox 360 by 2014. The posting was for a Central Marketing Group director and read, “over the next eighteen months Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows (Client, [...]

March 16th, 2012

Microsoft: No New Xbox at E3

As Microsoft celebrates the Xbox’s decennial – and the twelve years since the console was first announced – with a new website highlighting the console’s history, a company spokesperson announced today that there would be “no new Xbox at E3”. “While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can [...]

March 9th, 2012

With the Xbox 720, a Return to Game Cartridges?

According to reports by U.K gaming mag MCV, the next generation Xbox – codenamed “Durango” – is due to arrive next year and will not ship with an optical storage drive. MCV’s sources say that the next generation Xbox will use interchangeable solid state card storage, similar to the game cartridge of yore, instead of [...]

January 31st, 2012

Microsoft Says No New Xbox at E3

Last week a number of details emerged about Microsoft’s next generation Xbox, dubbed the Xbox 720. As Microsoft was mum on details at CES, an official announcement was expected for June’s E3. However according to Cedrick Delmas, marketing director of Microsoft France, all rumours about an announcement are “premature”. In an interview with French online [...]

January 26th, 2012

More Details About Next-Gen Xbox Emerge

A number of details about Microsoft’s next generation Xbox, currently dubbed the ‘Xbox 720′, emerged late last night and early this morning. Most of these rumours come from Kotaku, which claims to have apparently well placed sources in the industry. Here is the drill-down of rumours so far: Microsoft will use Blu-Ray discs as opposed to [...]