More Next-Gen Xbox Rumors

April 2, 2012 -

Another, day another rumor about the next Xbox console from Microsoft - and this one is a whopper. According to a new rumor at VG247, the next Xbox console system will use "always on DRM" and its disc format will be Blu-Ray disc based. 

Previous rumors about the system were that it would not contain a disc drive at all. What's interesting about the Blu-Ray disc rumor is how unlikely a possibility it is. After all, Sony owns the Blu-Ray format, and when Microsoft had the chance to adopt it last time the company supported the HD Disc format instead.

Some other details from this latest round of rumors:

- A Christmas 2013 release.

- The machine will have two GPUs. One source tells the publication that "It’s like two PCs taped together." They are described as the "equivalent to AMD’s 7000 series GPUs," but "not CrossFire or SLI."

- There will be "four or six" cores to the Xbox 720 CPU, one reserved for Kinect, and one for the OS.

- The next generation of Kinect will be built into the device as standard.

These latest rumors come from third-party developers, according to VG247.

Source: VG247


Re: More Next-Gen Xbox Rumors

How does Sony own Blu Ray any more than Sharp, Pioneer, LG, Samsung, Philips, Hitachi, etc. do?  Why and/or how would Sony prevent Microsoft from using Blu Ray?

Re: More Next-Gen Xbox Rumors

I don't see any indication of Sony blocking Microsoft from using Blu-ray. Rather, the point seemed to be more of a pride issue. Would MS be willing to cede the issue and give any money to Sony to use the technology, or would they go with a proprietary disk?

Re: More Next-Gen Xbox Rumors

That's a little more believable because... well... Xbox already does that. For XBLA games, you either need to be logged in with the account that bought the game OR it has to be on the console that was used to make the first download.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: More Next-Gen Xbox Rumors

*yawns* Oh goodie, Kinect built in. So i wont be able to avoid that useless POS?

What with this, and the PS4 supposedly stopping preowened games i guess it will be Wii U only for me.

Re: More Next-Gen Xbox Rumors

These are just rumors by people getting their hate-on for each company, so take these with a grain of salt.


As for built in kinect, well, you can still avoid using it, by, you know, using a controler?

Re: More Next-Gen Xbox Rumors

That only goes so far. What if they make you use the kinect for certain parts of the menu?

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