Rumors as to the specs, features and ultimate release date of the Xbox 720 have been swirling around for months now, painting a relatively generous picture as to what we can expect sometime next year. Among the things we already know for sure are the way in which the Xbox 720 will feature directional sound, augmented reality capabilities and a superbly advanced four-player Kinect version 2.0.
However, as a means by which to sign off in true style, the departing boss over at Xbox World kindly took it upon himself to share another few privileged details of the fabled Xbox 720 in order to mark the last-ever issue of the magazine. So, what did Mr. Dan Dawkins add that we didn’t already know…or hadn’t already guessed?
Well, according to Dawkins the Xbox 720 spec-sheet will also feature Blu-Ray capability, a new “innovative” controller and AR Glasses to hit the market separately after the release date of the 720 itself. He didn’t set out in stone exactly how the powerplant under the 720’s hood would materialize, though did reveal that the current developer version of the console contains a blisteringly fast CPU with four hardware cores (with four logical cores each) backed by 8GB of RAM.
In addition, he also went on record to say that a newly released mockup of what the Xbox 720 might/will look like is based on genuine insights and privileged information received and tracked down by the team at Xbox World. The design boasts the same alloys used for the creation of the Microsoft Surface Tablet.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo Wii U has been confirmed for a UK release date of November 30th and is quickly expected to sell out on a global basis long before the end of the Christmas buying season – 3.5 million device sales expected before the end of the year.