Gamers, rejoice! While Microsoft has not released a new Xbox console since the Xbox 360 in 2005 (I honestly didn't even need to look that up, I remembered the release year solely because my Spanish class at the time was composed of guys who would say, "Yo quiero un Xbox 360" in their practice drills), the computer company is expected to announce it's latest console at E3 in June.
But like many cases of late, someone of course went and leaked specs for the product. The particular details in this instance come from a site called VG Leaks.
The thing about leaked specs is that they are almost never completely accurate (and in fact, I would be hard-pressed to think of a scenario when the opposite was the case), but let's take a brief look at what the next Xbox console is supposed contain.
- Blu-ray player
- WiFi and Ethernet for connecting to the Internet and playing games online
- 8 GB of RAM
- USB 3.0 ports for accessories
- HDMI port that works with 3D TVs as well as high-resolution "4K" TVs
- Hard drive for game saves, music, videos, downloadable games and DLC
- Built-in Kinect sensor for motion-controlled gaming
Some of these components, like the built-in Kinect sensor, seem like a huge no-brainer, but others, like the Blu-ray player, may seem like extra, unnecessary parts. However, note that today's game consoles have greater longevity compared to those of the 80's and 90's, and it is almost certain that Microsoft is ensuring that the new Xbox - which will be dubbed either the Xbox 3, Xbox 720, or Xbox Next, according to circulating rumors - will have a long life equipped with the hardware detailed above.
If you're interested in viewing the complete leaked specs, visit the source article. Alternatively, if you would like to see an image of the next Xbox, click on the picture near the top of this article.
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