Microsoft Xbox 720 has caused tremendous anticipation in the gaming world before its launch. Rumors have it that the new version of the gaming console shall be called the ‘Kryptos’ or the ‘Durango’, or the ‘Loop’, but there is still very little information available regarding the technical specifications or even the Xbox 720 release date. Xbox 720 news reports indicate that the release date will be some time around June 2013. Microsoft is reported to make the big announcement that gamers across the globe have been holding their breath for.
Xbox 720 latest news also indicate that the console is likely to be priced around $300 or less to give competition to the forthcoming launch by Sony which is estimated to be pegged above $350-$400. Xbox 720 price will have a special significance as all the Sony gaming consoles were cheaper than the Microsoft counterpart till date. There are many people in the industry, who are also predicting that following an announcement in June, the actual Xbox 720 launch may happen by November 2013.
The amazing performance that is expected from the advanced version will come through a host of Xbox 720 features which will include 8 CPU cores functioning at 1.6 GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 50GB 6x Blu-Ray Disc drive and a x64 Architecture. The gaming world is abuzz with Xbox 720 rumors that it will run at 1.23 teraflops which may be a slight disappointment as compared to the promised 1.84 teraflops of the forthcoming PS4.
However, the PC based architecture of the Xbox 720 as compared to the traditional silicon based customized silicon chips will have enhanced digital distribution, voice handling and motion sensing taking the gaming experience to the next level. There are also rumours that suggest the next console of Xbox may have the ability to be coupled with a TV set for TV tuning as well as digital channel selection.
There could also be a host of other media services coupled with these facilities at a much lower cost. However, none of these anticipations have been confirmed by any indications from the manufacturer. A major advancement that is quite easy to comprehend in the Xbox 720 is the integrated Kinect Function unlike in the Xbox 360 where a separate piece had to be connected.
The advanced Kinect may have superior features which will include ability to read small gestures such as minute finger movements. The PC based architecture is quite capable of providing such facilities and hence gamers expect the Xbox 720 to deliver on this account.
Other Xbox 720 features that may be a reality soon include a complete touch screen controller which can facilitate up to 4 player simultaneous operations. The disc drive is likely to be replaced completely by the interchangeable solid-state cards. The latest releases will be available for download at Xbox Live Marketplace compatible with the Xbox 720 console. There may even be DVR ability in the Xbox 720 which Microsoft sources are hailing it as an integrated gaming and media solution.
Only time will tell the real capabilities of the second generation Microsoft gaming consoles which has raised extremely high hopes among fans across the globe.