Xbox 720 specs, price and release date have been among the brewing speculations about Microsoft’s new gaming console. With PS4 targeting social sharing, the Windows manufacturing firm might be thinking of upping the ante by utilising Skype for in-game video calling. The gaming community has been involved in lengthy discussions about Xbox 720 specs.
Microsoft would be thinking of integrating Skype in Xbox 720, which might serve as a weapon against Sony’s enhanced social sharing features in PS4. Skype has long been rumoured to be combined with Xbox 720 to provide users’ an unique experience, thus building on its existing following. Video calling could be the difference, which could set apart Microsoft’s new console.
Talking about the possibility of integrating Skype with the gaming console, head of mobile marketing at Skype, Derek Snyder said, “If it’s an Xbox we’re trying to connect to – it’s probably not that hard to believe we’re looking at that – what does that mean for gaming? With Microsoft at our back we have more opportunities to do big things, because we can stand on the backs of giants.”
Xbox 720 is also rumoured to have three times the processing power of the Xbox 360 with two models featuring a storage space of 320GB and 500GB. A 1TB HDD will be apparently available as a separate add-on. Other Xbox 720 specs include a 1.6GHz eight-core AMD x64 CPU, a Direct3D 11.x 800MHz GPU, and 8GB of DDT3 memory.
Recent news reports suggested that Xbox 720 specs would not include a Blu-ray disk, but nothing can be confirmed until Microsoft announces the console. With Sony taking the lead in announcing the next-generation console, Microsoft needs to outgrow the features of PS4 with the attributes of its own console. Do you think in-game video calling will be a good addition?