Post by Dan @ 10:51am 22/01/13 | 28 Comments
An overview of what appears to be the complete specifications for Microsoft's much anticipated next generation Xbox console has leaked by way of website vgleaks.com. The site does not disclose its sources for the data, however, many of the details have reportedly been corroborated by sources of Richard Leadbetter, editor of the more reputable Digital Foundry.
Here's the full list, which according to DF "suggests that the data is at most nine months old: factoring in how long it takes to create a console, the chances are that there will not be many changes implemented since then"
Central Processing Unit:Digital Foundary also notes that the listed Sata 2.0 HDD as standard is expected to be 500GB minimum, and points out that the console seemingly has both HDMI output, and input, opening it up to an array of video recording applications.
A specific port for Kinect connectivity also indicates that the motion controller sensor will not be built into the console, but also not be hampered by the USB bus as with the Xbox 360.
The next generation Xbox, currently codenamed Durango, is rumoured to be revealed by Microsoft in the coming months, ahead of a wider showing at the E3 2013 expo in June, in preparation for a holiday season 2013 launch.