Sections

Rumour – Xbox 720 to be cheaper, smaller and use Windows 9

Tuesday, 8th November 2011 00:03 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Aniother day, another set of whispers on what form Microsoft’s successor to the Xbox 360 will take.

According to blogger MSNerd – whose tips have proven reliable in the past – the new hardware is codenamed Loop, and was once called XboxTV.

The source claims the console will use a Windows 9-based operating system.

Hardware-wise, it is said to have some hardware similarities to the Zune HD, and be custom designed by Microsoft and two unnamed partners. It will reportedly feature “multiple dedicated assistive cores for graphics, AI, physics, sound, networking, encryption and sensors” in addition to the main processor.

“It will be cheaper than the 360, further enabling Kinect adoption. And it will be far smaller than the 360. It will also demonstrate how Windows Phone could possible implement Win9’s dev platform on the lower end,” MSNerd claimed.

Thanks, IndustryGamers.

Breaking news

12 Comments

Sign in to post a comment.

  1. Charlie Sheen

    Whoever said this was clearly taking the piss….

    #1 2 years ago
  2. fearmonkey

    right……..
    Sounds like baloney to me…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Yoshi

    “It will be cheaper than the 360” Very much doubt this

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Kabby

    It will be a crippled PC in a large plastic box. Like his father and his father before him.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ShakaCarnage

    Loop was the name of the motion device MS were working on two years ago. Apparently, a well known 1st party were working on ‘looperheroes’.

    Only what I’ve heard, but casts doubt on this codename.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Lahanas

    Considering Microsoft’s all about casual gaming in the last few years, this actually seems very plausible. They are doing a “Wii”, which is a disgrace. Seems we will have to wait for PS4 for a really powerful next gen system.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. lexph3re

    Pfft.. This is seriously some fanboys wet dream. Only way the system would be cheaper then the current console is if it uses the same shell. continue to sell Hdds separate “windows 9″ uses a stripped out kernel that has absolutely nothing but a single app that accesses a cloud based system of stored games and content of xbox live and the price of Live would then dramatically increase for using their storage service.

    This is the worse rumor/idea someone could have ever come up with. besides they have to finish Windows 8 before they start constructing 9. and if this holds any validity then The developer kit of windows 8 my class has been working with won’t be the final product and we will see that stripped down into 8 different packages(that it honestly doesn’t need)then distributed to the masses building a reputation like Vista when it first launched.

    Credible my arse

    #7 2 years ago
  8. freedoms_stain

    This just sounds like utter garbage. No part of this sounds credible.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DEADEYES

    If this one uses “Windows 9″ then i dont call it “console” anymore! What a stupid idea!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Fin

    Using Windows 9 isn’t that big a deal – the Dreamcast ran a version of Windows CE.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Of course, they didn’t actually finish Windows 8 yet. Sounds suspiciously like bollocks to me.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. 2plus2equals5

    If even a little close to the amiga concept(half computer half console) then i’ll buy it!

    #12 2 years ago