xbox infinity Xbox 720 or Xbox Infinity announcement expected at E3

Microsoft is expected to announce its next-generation gaming console, long speculated to be called Xbox 720, at this year's E3 trade fair, after an official Xbox spokesperson put a countdown on his website.

Microsoft is expected to announce its next-generation gaming console, long speculated to be called Xbox 720, at this year's E3 trade fair, after an official Xbox spokesperson put a countdown on his website.

 
Larry Hryb, better known by his Xbox Live gamertag Major Nelson, added the countdown to the event to be held from 11-13 June in Lost Angeles, but did not specify what Microsoft's presence there would involve.
 
However, there has been mounting speculation that Microsoft's answer to the Wii U will arrive this Christmas, likely with a similarly-timed launch of Sony's next PlayStation console. That said, the Wii U was unveiled at E3 2011, but did not launch until Christmas 2012, so the Xbox 720 may not launch until some time in 2014.
 
xbox infinity Xbox 720 or Xbox Infinity announcement expected at E3
 
Leaked information suggests the new Xbox will feature an Intel quad-core processor, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia graphics card, giving it a significant edge over the Wii U in terms of pure computing power. It is also expected to release a new version of the Kinect, likely with support for up to four players simultaneously.
 
The console, codenamed Durango, may feature a name entirely different to expectations, such as Xbox Infinity, a name that carries some weight thanks to Microsoft buying a series of related domain names, including some for Xbox8, which is likely an extension of the “infinity” motif, with an infinity loop looking like an 8 on its side. This symbol would likely become the logo of choice, and it would help tie the Xbox brand in with Microsoft's recently-released Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms.
 
Pricing is expected to start at $299.
 
Source: The Guardian