With Nintendo Wii U launched recently, the rumors and excitement surrounding Microsoft Xbox 720 has increased by many folds. It all started back in January 2012, and by June with the leaked document from Microsoft, things were on firmer grounds. Microsoft never comments on rumors or leaks, but with the ‘Durango’ development kit already out, the hardware specs at least aren’t all about fantasy.
To start with, Xbox 720 is set to have a quad core CPU, with each core dedicated for different logical operations. Xbox 360 was released tri-core CPU and a clock speed of 3.0 GHz. Xbox 720 would at least have that much clock speed to meet the current gaming demands. This much computing is more than what most gaming desktop have to offer. As far as the graphics is concerned, Xbox 720 will be capable of running DirecTX 11.0. There are also strong rumors for 8 GB of RAM.
The motion control would probably get an upgrade with the new Omni Touch or Kinect 2.0. Among the most exciting features of Xbox 720, the Augmented Reality spec, entices gamers the most. With AR, the characters of the games are supposed to interact with real life objects, turning your room into the gaming arena, to add to that, there’s the prospect of 3D sound. 3D sound would add to believability of the sounds. There would also be inclusion of a Blu-ray drive, which would allow even 50 GB of data to run on disc. The interface might have Windows 8 like upgrade, with probably new Xbox Live and cloud storage.
The hardware specs for Xbox 720 are already impressive. PS4 might come up with better specs, but providing quality digital content before anyone else,have always been Microsoft’s strengths. There have been no indications of the release date for the console – Predictions range from late 2013, to late 2014. It’s only a matter of timetill Microsoft makes official announcements regarding Xbox 720.