Xbox 720 archive

  • Ubisoft bemoans lack of Xbox 720 or PS4 this year
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    Ubisoft bemoans lack of Xbox 720 or PS4 this year

    By 23 July 2012

    Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, says his and rival software publishers have been "penalised by the lack" of a PS4 or Xbox 720, even though the Nintendo Wii U was officially launched at E3 in June. Speaking to games development site Gamasutra, Guillemot...

  • Leaked Xbox 720 document is the real deal
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    Leaked Xbox 720 document is the real deal

    By 21 June 2012

    Microsoft is claiming ownership of the Xbox 720 presentation document leaked earlier this week. More websites are being served with takedown requests by the company's lawyers, with the reason cited as copyright infringement. One notice, sent to Czech...

  • Xbox 720 document reveals 3D support, Kinect 2 and augmented reality glasses
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    Xbox 720 document reveals 3D support, Kinect 2 and augmented reality glasses

    By 18 June 2012

    A document revealing plans for the next-generation Xbox 720 has appeared on the internet only for a legal firm that represents Microsoft to request it be taken down immediately. The 52-page document specifies that the Xbox 720 will support Blu-Ray and...

  • Were there next-gen consoles at E3?
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    Were there next-gen consoles at E3?

    By 7 June 2012

    Watch Dogs stole the show at E3. The surprise announcement from Ubisoft had jaws dropping at the sight of some of the prettiest-looking graphics ever seen. In fact, the graphics have been so good that some believe the demo could only be running on a next...

  • Agni's philosophy Square Enix demo shows what's in store for next-gen consoles (video)
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    Agni's philosophy Square Enix demo shows what's in store for next-gen consoles (video)

    By 6 June 2012

    Square Enix, the publisher behind the Final Fantasy series and the new Tomb Raider, due out in 2013, has revealed a real-time technical demonstration of what will be possible for the next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Dubbed Agni's Philosophy,...

  • Bungie Destiny contract reveals Xbox 720 will arrive in 2013 - E3 announcement?
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    Bungie Destiny contract reveals Xbox 720 will arrive in 2013 - E3 announcement?

    By 22 May 2012

    Halo developer Bungie's next game, a MMO first-person shooter called Destiny, will be released in Autumn 2013 for Xbox 360 and, dum dum dum, the Xbox 720. The contract between the studio and publisher Activision has been made public as part of Activision...

  • Xbox 720 Durango manufacturing starts - possibly
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    Xbox 720 Durango manufacturing starts - possibly

    By 4 May 2012

    The Xbox 720, codenamed Durango, is reported to have entered the manufacturing stages, although it remains unlikely that the console will be released this year. Sources familiar with the matter have told gaming site IGN that assembly of the successor...

  • Xbox 720 Durango will have Blu-ray, need always on internet connection
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    Xbox 720 Durango will have Blu-ray, need always on internet connection

    By 2 April 2012

    The Xbox 720, codenamed Durango, will purportedly be the first Microsoft console to come with Blu-ray drive. It will also require an always-on internet connection for anti-piracy measures and sport two graphics processing units. Gaming site VG24/7 reports...

  • No Xbox 720 for E3
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    No Xbox 720 for E3

    By 16 March 2012

    Bad news game fans - Microsoft has put an end to the incessant new Xbox at E3 rumours by releasing a pretty comprehensive statement denying it will be on show at the gaming expo. It reads, in full: "While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range...

  • Xbox 720 "Durango" to lose disc drive claims source
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    Xbox 720 "Durango" to lose disc drive claims source

    By 9 March 2012

    The next Xbox, currently dubbed the Xbox 720, won't have an optical disk drive, according to sources. It could spell the end of being able to play a game and then flog it to your local games shop. The news, broken by game industry trade publication MCV,...

  • Durango: Xbox 720 gets a codename?
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    Durango: Xbox 720 gets a codename?

    By 29 February 2012

    Durango, that's the new codename for the next generation of Xbox according to several sources slowly ring to the top of the pile on the internet at the moment. The name has been cropping up all over the place for those looking closely. First there was...

  • Xbox 720 and PS4 not likely for 2012
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    Xbox 720 and PS4 not likely for 2012

    By 31 January 2012

    Sony and Microsoft were reportedly set to go head to head at the E3 games expo this June, with the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 720 both purported to be given débuts at the LA based show, but a couple of French directors from the companies have dampened...

  • Xbox 720 to introduce Kinect 2 and Blu-ray... eh?
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    Xbox 720 to introduce Kinect 2 and Blu-ray... eh?

    By 26 January 2012

    With a rumoured unveiling at E3 this year, speculation about Microsoft's successor to the Xbox 360 is ramping up big time. Sources are now saying that the, for want of a better name, Xbox 720 will even support Blu-ray, even though Microsoft has previously...

  • Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 to go head to head in June
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    Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 to go head to head in June

    By 6 January 2012

    Sony and Microsoft are set to go head to head at the E3 games expo this June, with the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 720 both purportedly to be given débuts at the LA based show. That's the low-down according to gaming site MCV, who claims to have confirmed...

  • Kinect 2 rumoured to be accurate enough to lip read
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    Kinect 2 rumoured to be accurate enough to lip read

    By 28 November 2011

    Microsoft's new Kinect could feature motion sensing technology that is so accurate it would be able to read lips. Better still, it is set to be bundled with the next generation Xbox console, commonly referred to as the Xbox 720. Sources have told Eurogamer...

  • The next-gen Xbox 360 concept with KinectIN that you'll want Microsoft to make right now
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    The next-gen Xbox 360 concept with KinectIN that you'll want Microsoft to make right now

    By 25 November 2011

    With so much talk of the next version of the Xbox 360 coming out in the next 12 months, designer Joseph Dumary has created what he believes the next generation of the Xbox could, or perhaps even should, look like. "The 100% digital Xbox Prestige uses...

  • Sony PS4 launch aims to keep pace with next-gen Xbox
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    Sony PS4 launch aims to keep pace with next-gen Xbox

    By 24 November 2011

    Sony is aiming for the launch of the PlayStation 4 to keep up with rivals after Jim Ryan, PlayStation Europe big cheese, said that it would be "undesirable" for the PS4 launch to lag too far behind the competition (next-gen Xbox, Wii U). In the interview...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #63
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #63

    By 23 November 2011

    The Pocket-lint Podcast turns its attention to Adobe's decision to stop supporting Flash for mobile devices, including Android beyond Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, Rik Henderson, Stuart Miles and Dan Sung look at the problems that have surrounded the...

  • Xbox 720 coming 2012 - to be announced at CES in January?
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    Xbox 720 coming 2012 - to be announced at CES in January?

    By 16 November 2011

    The Xbox 720, prospective successor to the Xbox 360 games console, could be on sale as early as next year. And Microsoft may even use the CES consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas from 10 January to announce its existence. Speaking to games industry...

  • Microsoft devs working on new Xbox console
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    Microsoft devs working on new Xbox console

    By 10 October 2011

    Microsoft developers and staff have revealed they are working on a new Xbox console via posts on their LinkedIn pages.  Interactive creative director and designer Jeff Faulkner is listed as the Xbox next gen creative director. Similarly Jonathan Harris...

  • VIDEO: Xbox 720 makes an appearance in Real Steel movie
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    VIDEO: Xbox 720 makes an appearance in Real Steel movie

    By 6 October 2011

    Talk about future proofing, Microsoft has gone and plonked Xbox 720 adverts in the Real Steel movie. Eagle-eyed gaming fans spotted the Xbox 720 adverts in the latest trailer for the film. Real Steel is set some time in the near future and sees Hugh Jackman...