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EDGE: The next Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray



and new Kinect

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Microsoft’s next console will require an Internet connection in order to function, ruling out a second-hand game market for the platform. A new iteration of Xbox Live will be an integral part of Microsoft’s next console, while improved Kinect hardware will also ship alongside the unit. Sources with first-hand experience of Microsoft’s next generation console have told us that although the next Xbox will be absolutely committed to online functionality, games will still be made available to purchase in physical form. Next Xbox games will be manufactured on 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs, Microsoft having conceded defeat to Sony following its ill-fated backing of the HD-DVD format. It is believed that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will have no value beyond the initial user. Our source has also confirmed that the next Xbox’s recently rumoured specs are entirely accurate. That means an AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics solution and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. As of now, the console’s hard drive capacity is said to be undecided, but Microsoft’s extended commitment to online delivery suggests that it will be the largest unit it has put inside a console to date. Though the architectures of the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation both resemble that of PCs, several development sources have told us that Sony’s solution is preferable when it comes to leveraging power. Studios working with the next-gen Xbox are currently being forced to work with only approved development libraries, while Sony is encouraging coders to get closer to the metal of its box. Furthermore, the operating system overhead of Microsoft’s next console is more oppressive than Sony’s equivalent, giving the PlayStation-badged unit another advantage. Unlike Nintendo, Microsoft is continuing to invest heavily in motion-control interfaces, and a new, more reliably responsive Kinect will also ship alongside the next Xbox. Sony’s next-generation console camera system is said to have a similar set of features, and is expected to be discussed at the company’s PlayStation event on February 20. You can read more about how Sony’s next generation console compares in last week’s story, PlayStation 4 revealed.



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PS4>xbox720







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I am growing to hate these rumor threads. Always online would be bad for business. So many people that play Xbox still don't have high speed at home. That's why I think this report is false.





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Eyothrie
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Yep. I won't be getting the Nextbox because of this.





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requiring internet to function is the dumbest fricking thing i've ever heard. What if you live in an apartment with spotty internet connection? What if you live in frickin bumfrick egypt with no internet and relied on xbox to entertain yourself? frick MS and Sony





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Always online,
Seriously doubt this.






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What if you live in frickin bumfrick egypt



eta: What's the cost rumored to be?



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LewDawg
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Ok I just read the quote. This sounds like it was written by a PS fanboy or an XBOX hater.





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Eyothrie
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I am growing to hate these rumor threads.


While it is a rumor, Edge Magazine is one of the few reputable sources left in the gaming media. They've been around forever and wouldn't put this out there if they didn't have solid sources. I suppose we'll find out soon enough!



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Rumor threads are as dumb as shite...





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This sounds like it was written by a PS fanboy or an XBOX hater.





Yea the author didn't do a good job hiding is fanboy side.






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This sounds like it was written by a PS fanboy or an XBOX hater.




Yea the author didn't do a good job hiding is fanboy side.


wow I just actually read the whole thing.. this "article" is awfully written, forget this being legit.






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I sincerely hope this is a hoax, because I'll keep my 360 over that trash.

that or join the pc master race.






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If this is true Sony is going to dominate the next gen console war





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I bet this rumor originated from Sony HQ





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I bet this rumor originated from Sony HQ






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that or join the pc master race.



Besides alienating people that don't have high speed net access this is the other potential pitfall if these rumors are true. More people will move to a less proprietary system.






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less proprietary system.


Microsoft won the PC war and is still in a sense winning the PC war because they were the non-proprietary source in the PC market. They have seen the success of Android over iOS over the last 3 years, and know it's still relevant today. For them to go against their own core value would be absolutely absurd, I really hope I'm right, and this is just asinine






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alienating people that don't have high speed net access


That demographic is not online paying for Xbox Live or buying DLC. They're expendable.






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They're expendable.



When you have a console that typically loses money for a number of years after release no demo is expendable.

Also, that group is larger than many think. They would be driving those customers right into their competitors arms.

I may be in denial but I won't put any stock into it being true until I hear it from Microsoft.






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