November 19th, 2012, 22:22 PM
Microsoft's Xbox 720 may include Kinect 2.0 and Blu-ray drive, report says
Microsoft may launch a next-generation video game console with Kinect, a Blu-ray drive and an A/V port for watching and recording broadcast TV, according to a report by Xbox World.
Promising "next-gen secrets inside," the latest issue of the U.K.-based magazine dug up several reported specs on Microsoft's next console, which is currently dubbed the Xbox 720.
Topping the list of rumors is that the Xbox 720 will introduce Kinect 2.0.
Microsoft has been as publicly mum about the next version of Kinect as it has about all details concerning the new Xbox. But a company document leaked in June touted a higher level of accuracy, stereo imaging, better voice recognition, and the ability to track four players at once.
A Blu-ray drive will also be part of the package, a rumor that's been around for a few years now.
Other features will include directional audio, an input and output for watching and recording TV shows, and an "innovative controller," noted gaming news site ComputerAndVideoGames.com (CVG). Last February, Xbox World said that the redesigned controller would come with a built-in HD touch screen.