Xbox World magazine goes all out with 8-page feature on Xbox 8 including specs, mocks

Xbox World magazine goes all out with 8-page feature on Xbox 8 including specs, mocks
Xbox World, which is set to cease publication after their December issue, has published a large 8-page feature showing off "everything" they know about the upcoming Xbox 8/Xbox 720/Xbox Next/Xbox/Durango.

The magazine has a good track record for Microsoft Xbox leaks, but with no official confirmation until next year, at least, take everything written with a grain of salt.



Says editor-in-chief Dan Dawkins (via CVG): "Xbox World has been at the cutting edge of Durango coverage for over 12 months. Unless something really dramatic changes, everything we reveal in our penultimate issue will be revealed long before E3 in June."

The mag speculates Microsoft will name the upcoming console simply "Xbox," similar to how Apple has stopped numbering their iPad tablets.

With its release, the new Xbox will introduce Kinect 2.0, Blu-ray support, directional audio, a TV output and input, a new 'innovative controller' and finally, augmented reality glasses (to be released in 2014/15).

Current dev kits "boast a CPU with four hardware cores, each divided into four logical cores" and 8GB of RAM, says the magazine.

Finally, the company created a mock of the upcoming console based on Microsoft's new products and industry sources.




Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Nov 2012 17:18
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  • 14 comments
  • A5J4DX

    wow a bold move indeed

    20.11.2012 17:28 #1

  • shortybob

    I hope it's not that ugly...

    20.11.2012 18:08 #2

  • madpappi

    wow that mock up looks like a giant roku all its missing is the lil purple tab

    21.11.2012 00:56 #3

  • KillerBug

    Very ugly mockup, but then that has lots of time to change (just look at some of the early PS3 concepts). Odd that it has TV input but apparently no cablecard support. Not sure how much value support for antenna TV adds to it. Maybe it has something like an IR blaster...but if you need a cablebox anyway, it adds little value to the Xbox. I sure hope they keep some kind of numbering system on it if only to remove confusion.


    21.11.2012 08:30 #4

  • ZippyDSM

    Gee will it play Xbox games?

    Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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    21.11.2012 10:08 #5

  • blueboy09

    Wow we read print magazines in this day and age? Who would've thought that? LOL

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    22.11.2012 12:09 #6

  • sammorris

    Looks a lot better than the classic 360 IMO.
    Looking forward to it though, if only to narrow the technological rift between current consoles and PCs so more cross-platforms work out better.



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    22.11.2012 15:49 #7

  • shadow758

    mmm I Don't know, it looks very similar to an iphone in shape lol.
    Watch out Xbox might get sued by Apple

    22.11.2012 23:55 #8

  • bhetrick

    Nice and smooth with clean lines. I like it.

    23.11.2012 10:56 #9

  • adil1 (unverified)

    i want to know how much it is

    23.11.2012 12:14 #10

  • voyager

    Oh oh! my days of playing games for my old age has not finish yet., will buy an Xbox 720 at launch? YES

    23.11.2012 13:06 #11

  • djwinger

    Calling it just "Xbox" is a terrible idea. It will cause mass confusion when trying to do internet searches. Most people already use the term Xbox for their 360 and then theres the original Xbox too. Trying to differentiate which console is showing up in search results will be a huge pain.

    30.12.2012 16:27 #12

  • ZippyDSM

    Originally posted by voyager: Oh oh! my days of playing games for my old age has not finish yet., will buy an Xbox 720 at launch? YES I'll save 300$ and wait a couple years and get it used. LOL

    Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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    30.12.2012 17:51 #13

  • wtfsammy (unverified)

    when is this magasine coming out

    8.1.2013 04:45 #14

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