Next-Gen Xbox To Be Called Simply ‘Xbox’

The rumours have well and truly begin and no doubt the marketing gurus behind the two biggest consoles in the market (Xbox 360 & PS3) are hard at work thinking of ways to sell the PS4 and the Xbox 720 or as it now seems to have been christened, simply Xbox.

Xbox World first revealed a good chunk of information about the Xbox 720 or codename Durango.

“Xbox World has been at the cutting edge of Durango coverage for over 12 months. Unless something really dramatic changes, everything we reveal in our penultimate issue will be revealed long before E3 in June,” says the magazine’s Editor In Chief, Dan Dawkins, suggesting that like Sony, Microsoft will show off the new console before Los Angeles next year.

Despite the magazine running with “Xbox 720″ in big letters on the cover, the magazine says the next Xbox will simply be called “Xbox”. It’ll feature Kinect 2.0, use Blu-ray discs and – yes – directional sound and augmented reality via glasses. It’ll also have TV input and an “innovative” controller.

The new Xbox will also have“four hardware cores, each divided into four logical cores.”

Just from what you’ve seen above the new Xbox is looking mouth-wateringly exciting, how much of all this ‘new’ information will actually translate onto the new console remain to be seen, but for now we leave you with just a taste of what quite possibly could be heading your way in the not to distant future.

Lee Matthews

Lee is an avid gamer, photographer, film buff and sports fan. A scaly brat since birth it only seemed right for him to join Her Majesties Armed Forces of which he has been a proud member ever since. Despite a long absence from gaming, during which he spent many a night reminiscing about the glory days on Halo 2, Matty is now back online smashing his way through Black Ops and soon enough Gears of War 3 and Battlefield 3.

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