Rumor: Xbox 720 to Contain Blu-Ray and Require Constant Internet Connection?

In another post on VG247, a source close to the website claims that the next generation Xbox, will contain a blu-ray drive and require a constant connection to the internet.

The story goes on to detail some of the tech specs that are expected to be in the console, including 4-6 cores, with dedicated cores for OS and Kinect. The next generation of Kinect is said to be built into the console as well.

Graphics wise the console may come with a dual GPU based on AMD’s 7000 series cards, though it is said “not CrossFire or SLI”.

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Rumor: Next Xbox doesn’t contain a disc drive?

No Disc Drive?

According to a report on MCV, the next evolution of the Xbox won’t feature a physical disc drive, instead opting to go “with some sort of interchangeable solid-state card storage, although it is not known whether this will be proprietary or a more standard format such as SD.”

The report then goes on to claim that a 2013 release window for the console has been confirmed and a reveal at this years E3 conference is not out of the question. Following the article Microsoft offered the following statement to MCV:

“Xbox 360 has found new ways to extend its lifecycle like introducing the world to controller-free experiences with Kinect and re-inventing the console with a new dashboard and new entertainment content partnerships. We are always thinking about what is next for our platform and how to continue to defy the lifecycle convention. Beyond that we do not comment on rumors or speculation.”

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