Ad-Subsidized Xbox 720/Infinity May be Announced at Next Week's Reveal
May 15, 2013 9:36 AM
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Microsoft will finally answer the questions of DRM and more next week
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will announce its next generation console next Tuesday (May 21) ahead of the
2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo
Rumored to be named either the
or Xbox 720, the upcoming console stirred controversy over rumors that it would
use digital rights management (DRM) to ban used games
. Rude Twitter remarks
led to the firing of one Microsoft staffer
debate over the DRM grew heated
No one knows for sure, though, whether Microsoft actually planned the DRM or is sticking to such possible plans after the controversy.
What is expected is that the Microsoft console will
pack similar hardware
to arch-rival Sony Corp.'s (
. That console packs 8 GB of DRAM, aside a GPU and x86 CPU from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (
). Given that NVIDIA Corp. (
says it isn't interesting in making console graphics
, it seems likely AMD could pop up in the next Xbox, as well.
The PS4 -- which has not yet been priced -- is
rumored to be priced between $400 and $500 USD
. The next Xbox is rumored to cost $500 USD, but also be
available in an ad-subsidized form
for $200 to $300 USD.
The console is rumored to introduce
1080p Kinect motion controls
, a work-in-progress that's been written about in leaks stories for some time.
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RE: Cant Wait
5/15/2013 10:03:39 AM
i bought a wii u and sold it 3 weeks later, there were no games and i wasn't going to sit on it for a year before something came out. It's really unfortunate, this isn't the n64 generation where you could buy the console and play mario 64 for 6 months with no complaints. I'll look at it again when xenoblade successor comes out but it's really unfortunate they came out with a great little device and no real support for it.
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