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RumorTT: Next-gen Xbox might not include a Blu-ray drive after all

RumorTT: No Blu-ray drive to be included with the next-generation Xbox
| Gaming News | Posted: Mar 7, 2013 11:34 am

We've already been greeted with the PlayStation 4 specs, and now it's edging closer to Microsoft's time of unveiling their next-gen Xbox. Gaming Capacity have spoken with a source, who has had hands-on time with the next-gen Xbox prototype, unveiling some new details. The source wanted to stay anonymous, stating the following in regards to testing:




Microsoft has the prototypes monitored under a microscope and an air tight confidentiality clause.


The source was able to unveil some details, which might surprise some:

  • While no confirmation on an announcement date, E3 will be "Party Central" in the Xbox booth
  • The new '720" will have 3x the processing speed of the current 360
  • No hard release date but it looks like Holiday 2013
  • 2 launch versions. 320 GB Arcade / 500 GB Pro. Exact pricing is unknown
  • 1 TB HDD available as a separate purchase
  • It will not include Blu-Ray
  • No picture was available as prototype consoles are packaged in a 360 slim case to "avoid complications" about the design until announcement
  • Tech Specs; AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz CPU, Direct3d 11.x 800MHz GPU, and 8GB of DDR3 RAM
  • Xbox Smartglass is still a feature in use
  • No word on Kinect 2.0
  • No word on "Immersive" technology being implemented


We should expect full details at E3 in June, so the wait isn't too long, folks.


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