Xbox 720 to feature Xbox TV and Kinect 2.0, says report
Published Jun 17 2012, 11:24 BST | By Mark Langshaw Microsoft
's next home console will be called the Xbox 720 and will arrive in 2013, an alleged leaked specs sheet suggests.
The two-year-old document, which appeared on Scribd
before being taken down, claims that the console will feature Kinect 2.0, 3D technology and the long-rumoured Xbox TV
Xbox TV will supposedly be available on mobile devices and PCs and launch this Christmas, before coming built-in with Microsoft's next generation console the following year.
By 2015, Microsoft will provide "Xbox experiences served up from the cloud" direct to any screen, according to the leak. This will allow users to run media and play games across multiple devices - a similar service to the recently-announced SmartGlass
The Xbox 720 will allegedly support cutting-edge 3D technology through Kinect 3D Glasses, codenamed Fortaleza. This service will be implemented over WiFi in 2014, and via 4G the following year.
Kinect 2.0 will reportedly launch with the console, featuring improved tracking, dedicated processing, and with better play space and high definition.
The console is supposedly six times more powerful than the Xbox 360, and will include a Blu-ray optical drive and "always online" technology.
According to the document, the Xbox 720 and its Kinect 2.0 sensor will be released in 2013, priced at $299 (£190).