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Rumor: Leaked 2010 Document from microsoft details Xbox 720 Features and it's future products

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    Rumor: Leaked 2010 Document from microsoft details Xbox 720 Features and it's future products

    Xbox 720 document leak reveals $299 console with Kinect 2 for 2013, Kinect Glasses project | The Verge

    While it's clear Microsoft isn't planning to introduce its next-generation Xbox console this year, all signs indicate that a 2013 launch is in the cards. A newly leaked 56-page document sheds some light on the company's plans, for what it calls the "Xbox 720." The presentation appears to be from August 2010, and references future improvements like SmartGlass, a Metro dashboard, and Xbox TV apps. Alongside its incremental Xbox 360 updates, Microsoft has a clear vision for its next-generation Xbox 720 console — we've dug into its plans to bring you the best bits.

    XBOX 720


    Microsoft outlines a competitive differentiation for its next-generation Xbox, including support for Blu-ray, native 3D output and glasses, concurrent apps, and additional sensor and peripheral support. Alongside a promised 6x performance increase, there's also mention of true 1080p output with full 3D support and an "always on" state for the console. A slide on core hardware indicates that the next Xbox will be designed to be scalable in the number of CPU cores and their frequencies. Microsoft appears to have been debating whether to use six or eight ARM or x86 cores clocked at 2GHz each with 4GB of DDR4 memory alongside three PPC cores clocked at 3.2GHz each for backwards compatibility with existing Xbox 360 titles.

    Microsoft positions its Xbox 720 as the only box needed for living room entertainment in the document, providing background recording functionality for TV content and a unified Windows 8 foundation to make it easier for application developers to build apps that target Xbox, PC, and Windows Phone. Illustrations of the Xbox 720 throughout the presentation make it comparable in looks to an old set-top box, but appear to be just a concept design used in 2010. Microsoft rounds off the document with a promised price point of $299 with its Kinect 2 hardware and a prediction of a 10-year lifecycle with more than 100 million units sold.

    KINECT 2




    The next iteration of Microsoft's Kinect accessory appears to be an incremental improvement over the current hardware. Microsoft references higher accuracy, stereo imaging, improved voice recognition, support for four-player tracking, an improved RGB camera, and dedicated hardware processing. One particular aspect of the leaked slides is a focus on four-player gaming and Kinect props. "In Kinect v2 we can continue to go beyond controllers and offer peripherals and accessories that heighten game immersion," reads a note section of one of the slides. The Kinect accessories idea appears to be one that is not designed to replace controllers, but will allow devices to interact with the sensor. Microsoft's plans for four-player Kinect gaming reference carnival, darts, and basketball games as a broad way to use the new tracking.

    KINECT GLASSES (PROJECT FORTALEZA)


    Microsoft lays out a roadmap for its "Fortaleza" Kinect Glasses — which appears to be a research project the company is working on. There's little mention of the hardware involved, but the glasses appear to be Wi-Fi- or 4G-enabled and incorporate augmented reality in a way that's similar to Google's Project Glass augmented reality glasses. Described as a "breakthrough heads up and hands-free device," Kinect Glasses is marked as a 2014 product that won't launch alongside the Xbox 720 console. Microsoft doesn't provide any specifics about how the glasses will work on the Xbox, but they do appear to be designed to be mobile for use away from the console.

    Update: It looks like the leaked document has now been removed. Clicking through to Scribd (where it had been hosted this morning) only shows a note that it was removed "at the request of Covington & Burling LLP," an international law firm that lists Microsoft as one of its clients.
    Covington and Burling are known to work with microsoft.



    it's also too specific to be untrue.



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    If this is all true I look forward to it and also to see what Sony has planned for the PS4.
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    if this is true,sony and nintendo are going to be left in the dust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyblitzed View Post
    if this is true,sony and nintendo are going to be left in the dust.
    I don't know about that. I'm sure there are more people like myself that will never buy another microsoft console. Nothing quite like having 3 brand new 360's go down in a 2 year time frame. Junk
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    if anyone wants the pdf file

    (requires a Bittorrent program)

    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:RFJSXQXX56SDXE62...rrent.com%3a80



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    Microsoft said this rumor was false. They said this was outdated, even though this was the next Xbox, it's outdated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iToxicityHD View Post
    Microsoft said this rumor was false.
    thats why their lawyers took it down



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    I do think if any hardware producer that integrates totally satellite/cable integration stands a real high chance of being #1 next gen. Also they must produce top quality 1st party games which the big 3 do do. I want Sony to win tho.

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    If this is true it seems that Micorsoft is really putting it's focus on something other than games. Microsoft wants the Xbox to be the media hub in the middle of your living room. The bad thing is that maybe in a few more console cycles, Microsoft may completely break away from games with the Xbox. Nintendo will most likely will still be all gimmicks and if Sony keeps losing money the way they are, they will be a publisher and stop mkaing Playstations. So who will make our game console then????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koimia View Post
    Remember itoxi, if it's on the internet it must be true!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    thats why their lawyers took it down

    find a counter to this please



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    find a counter to this please
    It's called covering all bases. Just like buying up all domain names that could possibly have to do with a product. Just because the lawyers made em take it down doesn't mean it's legit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koimia View Post
    It's called covering all bases. Just like buying up all domain names that could possibly have to do with a product. Just because the lawyers made em take it down doesn't mean it's legit.
    why haven't they taken down other rumors?

    if they are just being sure.



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    lol...the actual console design looks like a cheap DVD player on that document.

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    While I do believe this was a real document from microsoft in 2010, I doubt highly that they are still using the same specs for a new console. The fact that microsoft lawyers had it taken down doesn't prove it is still an active document or the current plans for their next gen console. All it really tells us is that at one point some team at microsoft proposed this concept and for awhile at it was the idea they were moving forward with. I do hope they are going forward with at least some of the ideas from the document, and I honest don't think they will ever get out of the gaming console creation anytime soon, but hey thats just my opinion.

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