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The next Xbox will require an always-on connection, no used games, Blu Ray and a new Kinect

Sony will be announcing their next generation Playstation later this month, and Microsoft won’t be far behind. New deets have come forward about the next Xbox— it will require an always-on internet connection, it won’t play second-hand games, it will have Blu Ray discs up to 50gb and a brand new Kinect system.

Sources with first-hand experience of Microsoft’s next generation console have told us that although the next Xbox will be absolutely committed to online functionality, games will still be made available to purchase in physical form. Next Xbox games will be manufactured on 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs, Microsoft having conceded defeat to Sony following its ill-fated backing of the HD-DVD format. It is believed that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will have no value beyond the initial user.

Our source has also confirmed that the next Xbox’s recently rumoured specs are entirely accurate. That means an AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics solution and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. As of now, the console’s hard drive capacity is said to be undecided, but Microsoft’s extended commitment to online delivery suggests that it will be the largest unit it has put inside a console to date.

Though the architectures of the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation both resemble that of PCs, several development sources have told us that Sony’s solution is preferable when it comes to leveraging power. Studios working with the next-gen Xbox are currently being forced to work with only approved development libraries, while Sony is encouraging coders to get closer to the metal of its box. Furthermore, the operating system overhead of Microsoft’s next console is more oppressive than Sony’s equivalent, giving the PlayStation-badged unit another advantage.

Unlike Nintendo, Microsoft is continuing to invest heavily in motion-control interfaces, and a new, more reliably responsive Kinect will also ship alongside the next Xbox.


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  1. loveandentropy reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    Haha! Looks like I won’t be buying a new Xbox! Fuck you, Microsoft!
  2. tylorius reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    Fuck that noise! I’m out.
  3. jedicass reblogged this from nicowanderer and added:
    Looks like the next Xbox will be less powerful than my current PC. No thanks Microsoft.
  4. feels-like-liquid-fire reblogged this from vikingbitch
  5. theoldmanisgaming reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    No used games? BULLSHIT!! Looks like for the next console wars I’m going to be joining forces with the PS4 fan boys
  6. donarsbane reblogged this from nicowanderer and added:
    This is why playstation is better ohhhhhh victory screech lululululu
  7. your-average-asian-fangirl reblogged this from spacebartender
  8. findingparallels reblogged this from iheartchaos
  9. vitchellhausen reblogged this from alexbutcher86 and added:
    >new consoles Join the masterrace faggots
  10. spacebartender reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    An always-on internet connection and no used games? Hm…that reminds me of something…
  11. asphil reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    This just makes me sick. Microsoft has no other purpose now except to further fuel their greed.
  12. thechelby reblogged this from iheartchaos
  13. kel-thulu reblogged this from vikingbitch
  14. ambroidz reblogged this from bootoyoutoowinniethepooh
  15. modernslaves reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up
  16. bootoyoutoowinniethepooh reblogged this from lifemovesonbrochacho
  17. lifemovesonbrochacho reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up and added:
    Always Internet connect wow I’m done
  18. attheageofdecay reblogged this from thecommongrave and added:
    I’d be fine with “no used games” if the price for new games comes down sharply and they do away with physical copies.
  19. mrmoneda reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up and added:
    The only problem I have with believing this is that Microsoft actually stands to lose something if the used games market...
  20. thekeefer reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    no used games? fuck that noise
  21. selina-vile reblogged this from blackmanbatman and added:
    how bout no
  22. nerdygeekychic reblogged this from randomthoughtsbymike
  23. tacticalsnake reblogged this from nicowanderer and added:
    At present the “no used” rumor is based on the as yet a rumor that it must be online 24/7, which doesn’t appear...
  24. poop-fart-princess reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up and added:
    true… but MS is stupid???? I dont know how to feel about this
  25. face-down-asgard-up reblogged this from filthymitts and added:
    I have a hard time believing this is true. MS would not shoot themselves in the foot like this.
  26. conversekid reblogged this from iheartchaos
  27. blackmanbatman reblogged this from nicowanderer
  28. filthymitts reblogged this from co984life
  29. nicowanderer reblogged this from vikingbitch and added:
    fuck that shit. does microsoft not realize not everyone has internet 24/7? what about borrowing games from your friends,...
  30. thecommongrave reblogged this from vikingbitch and added:
    I have a feeling the backlash from this decision means their standing on no used games doesn’t last long.
  31. randomthoughtsbymike reblogged this from iheartchaos
  32. co984life reblogged this from sohereweare86
  33. illfiguresomethingoutsoon reblogged this from iheartchaos
  34. elespectro reblogged this from vikingbitch
  35. sohereweare86 reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    Bad idea, MS. The used game market is huge.

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