By: Laura Parker
The penultimate issue of Xbox World magazine will reportedly reveal new details about Microsoft’s new Xbox console, according to CVG.
The magazine’s editor reportedly told the site that the next-generation Xbox will most likely be called “Xbox” instead of “Xbox 720”, and will ship with 8GB of RAM and a quad-core processor.
Other details about the new console that will reportedly be revealed by Xbox Worldinclude Kinect 2.0, Blu-ray discs, directional audio, a TV output and input, an “innovative” controller, and the possibility of augmented-reality (AR) glasses to be used at a later stage in the new console’s life.
Microsoft has not officially confirmed that it is at work on a new console, but speculation about the new Xbox has been circulating for some time. In June, a 56-page document allegedly from Microsoft indicated that the company is planning to launch an Xbox 720 in 2013 at $299. An updated version of the Kinect was to be included, and AR glasses support would be added sometime after launch. The document has since been removed at the behest of Microsoft’s legal team.
Earlier this month, Microsoft filed a patent for a new tech system designed to monitor viewers while they watch TV.