Leaked document reveals more details about Xbox 720

More details about the Xbox 720 have been revealed in a 56 page document leak.  Within the documents are details regarding, but not limited to, improved CPU power, the Kinect “Glasses”, integration of cross platform devices, and affordability.

More details about the Xbox 720 have been revealed in a 56 page document leak.  Within the documents are details regarding, but not limited to, improved CPU power, the Kinect “Glasses”, integration of cross platform devices, and affordability. 

 Leaked document reveals more details about Xbox 720

The Xbox 720 is proposed to have 6X the CPU power compared to the Xbox 360. While it is currently unknown how Microsoft intends to do this, it is rumored that they will use 6-8 ARM or x86 cores to achieve the next gen performance.  Furthermore, for backward compatibility, it is rumored that they will be utilizing 3 so PPC cores to power current 360 games. 

 Leaked document reveals more details about Xbox 720

Augmented reality seems to be another area of focus in the 720.  The leaked documents state that the new Kinect technology will seamlessly integrate “the digital world with the physical world” as well as controlling your media experience via “Gesture, Voice and Touch.”  While Google’s Project Glass aims to integrate daily activities with the digital world, it seems like Microsoft is aiming to take entertainment to the next level through its Kinect technology. 

 Leaked document reveals more details about Xbox 720

Upon starting up your 720, you can use more than just the peripherals that are specifics to the 720.  Instead, you can use tablets/smartphones/PCs/etc… to control your digital experience. 

“Use your phone, slate or PC to enhance primary game play or learn more about what you’re watching on TV. Start watching on any screen – pause – resume on another.”

For an expanded gaming experience the document states that you can:

“Leverage available screens to enhance primary gameplay.  E.g. privately select your play on your personal screen and watch the result on the big screen.”

Lastly, Microsoft wants to make their console affordable—with a proposed price point of around $300.  Perhaps the Microsoft announcement on Monday will provide more insight into the supposed document leak.  You can dig more into the leaked document here.