It’s not the real deal, but it’s reportedly a very trustworthy mockup, created by Xbox World magazine. Clear a space in the living room, because this is coming.
Xbox World (via CVG) claims that the third-generation Xbox will likely be called simply “Xbox,” just as the first-generation device was. Internally at Microsoft, it’s code-named “Durango.”
Their report, which is supposedly based on reliable insider information (and in their defense, Xbox World has been right about stuff like this in the past), says that the new Xbox will have “four hardware cores, each divided into four logical cores,” along with 8GB of RAM, directional audio, TV input and output, and a built-in Blu-ray player.
The new Xbox is also expected to introduce a brand new, “innovative controller” that’s separate from the next-generation of Kinect, which will also be built in. There’s even talk of some kind of AR glasses that will be trotted out later in the console’s life cycle (a la the original Kinect), which supposedly do a lot more than just 3D. They’re said to be comparable to Google’s Glasses.
Xbox World created the mockup below based on all of the information they have available, using the same materials and processes that Microsoft is using these days. “The future will be black, sharp, and curved,” they say. And it will probably be arriving under your Christmas tree next year.
What do you think?