Sony’s up as far as the next-generation consoles are concerned. They've been hitting the pages constantly with new information. From game titles and their pricing to cross-game chat and general console specification, the information has been flowing.
Sony’s adversary, Microsoft, has kept their mouths shut.
That’s about to change. An “inside” source has dropped some bombshells regarding, what may be called, the Xbox 720. This source, wishing to remain anonymous, has been given “hands-on” time with the console prototype. ““Microsoft has the prototypes monitored under a microscope and an air tight confidentiality clause.”
Even with these restrictions, the source was ballsy enough to give us with some information.
- 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 HD 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 8000MHz GPU, and 8GB of DDR3 RAM
- Xbox Smartglass is still a feature in us
- No word on Kinect 2.0
- No word on “Immersive” technology being implemented
However, it’s still inferior to Sony’s PlayStation 4.
Come on Microsoft, no Blu-Ray?! If all of this is accurate, then I don’t doubt many 360 players showing a change of heart and stepping over to the wonderful side that Sony offers. The only thing that the two next-gen consoles have in common is the approximated release dates.
Keep in mind that this is just a speculation. But from time to time, rumors have been proven to be truthful. Judging from the list of information released above, Sony’s hasn't got a single worry. They’ve got the next-generation wrapped up tightly. Let's see how E3 will pan out.
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