Xbox 720 Rumoured To Be “Like Two PCs Taped Together”, Always-On Internet Connection Required
Microsoft has apparently detailed the Xbox 720 to a few third parties, where this information has now become available online. Of course.
According to VG247, the Xbox 720 will launch during Christmas of 2013, where it will include a Blu-Ray drive, despite people saying that it wouldn’t. Following that, the new console will offer two different GPU’s.
One of the sources close to the matter said that the new device will be “Like two PCs taped together.”
There’s no confirmation on the final specifications just yet, however preliminary reports suggest that the graphics cards will be that from the AMD 7000 series, but “not CrossFire or SLI”. The graphic devices for the Xbox 720 will work independently of one another, where each can draw separate items simultaneously.
The upcoming console will boast “four or six” cores, where one will be reserved for the Kinect and the other for the Operating System.
Alongside all of that, the new console will require an always-on internet connection as an anti-piracy measure. This isn’t exactly the best idea, as many players don’t use their Xbox with the internet. Also, it’s bound to be cracked where those without internet will land up using a hacked version of the Xbox with cracked games.
VG247 then noted that the next-generation Xbox will have a Kinect device built into it, as a standard. How this is meant to work, we’re not sure. And how viable it could be, we’re not sure either.
Microsoft is only expected to release official information on the next-generation Xbox sometime next year.