It has recently been announced that Microsoft has purchased a torrent application by the name of Pando for a total of $11 million. As reported in an article that was posted yesterday by PixelEnemy, the release of this information has also brought forward new details about the launch of Microsoft's next generation console, the Xbox 720.
“Fendo developed a file transfer service between P2P users, and made it the means of distribution based cloud service for games, video and software content giants, while active large file transfer service for consumers and businesses. The purchase was made in part to give Microsoft an advantage in sharing media files for the launch of the new Xbox gaming console is expected in June, and to compete with Sony, who revealed last month its future media console PlayStation 4."
This information was delivered through the Calcalist business magazine. As displayed in the information above, it appears that we may be seeing the Xbox 720 finally being revealed by June of this year. Although the above information states that the launch of the Xbox 720 as is expected in June, we believe that this is simply a misunderstanding, as it will be very unexpected for Microsoft to actually launch the system on such a short notice. But then again, Microsoft could greet us with the unexpected launch of the Xbox 720 following the E3 event that is scheduled in June.
For those of you that are interested, you can view a few concept photos of the Xbox 720 in the slideshow featured above this article.