Xbox 720 specs seem to be gaining major speculations as the gaming community gears up for another premium announcement of a gaming console. The new console from Microsoft is codenamed Durango and recent reports state that the successor of Xbox 360 will not comprise of a Blu-ray player, contrary to the earlier reports pertaining to Xbox 720 specs.
The price and the unveiling date of Xbox 720 has not been known yet, but the absence of the Blu-ray player is indicated by a source, who is reported to have seen the console. Microsoft is also rumoured to launch two models of Xbox 720 this year, entry level Arcade Xbox 720 and premium Pro Xbox 720 will be apparently available at the launch.
Talking about Microsoft’s strategy about Xbox 720, GamesRadar managing editor, Tom Magrino said, “Setting aside the wealth of leaks from reliable sources, Microsoft’s strategy for years has been to turn the Xbox into the de facto media hub for every family’s living room, not just a game console. It can’t, with a straight face, continue to make that claim without a Blu-ray player, seeing as that is the future of physical media.”
With the Blu-ray feature still uncertain, 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.
Microsoft is also reported to be not supporting third-party input for creative products in its forthcoming Xbox 720 console. What do you think about the reported absence of the Blu-Ray player in Xbox 720?