Details About ‘Xbox 720′ Leak, Console Coming In 2013?
Microsoft failed to offer any details about its next-gen console system at this year’s recent E3 conference, but this past week, unannounced details about the system leaked to the Internet.
According to Yahoo’s Plugged In blog, a 56-page document surfaced at NeoGAF’s popular forums on Saturday (June 16), which offers alleged details about a console dubbed the Xbox 720, which features a unique glasses display, and a focus on cloud gaming.
There’s many details within the docs, but Microsoft and/or any other sources have not confirmed anything related to what is shown. And, many critics (as well as fans) have brushed off the documents as fakes.
Other alleged details show that the 720 console would run on a Windows 8 foundation, allowing users to record TV content in the background like a DVR; improvements to Microsoft’s Kinect camera system: better accuracy, improved voice recognition, and support for motion tracking for up to four players; and some sort of “glasses for Kinect” initiative called “Project Fortaleza,” which are Wifi-enabled, augmented reality glasses, said the document.
The glasses would be radio/4G-based mobile devices that users could take with them, much like Google’s Project Glass. Via Xbox Live, the document says, the glasses would offer “real-time information on people, places and objects.”
The new system would allegedly launch in 2013.
As far as cloud gaming, the document says Microsoft will shift its focus to the technology in 2015, which (according to the doc) allows consumers the luxury of never having to “upgrade hardware again.”
Obviously, the info could be nothing but a hoax, but Microsoft has refused to comment, and has since taken steps to take down the doc.