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Xbox TV device rumor resurfaces, to be unveiled in 2013

Wednesday, 21st November 2012 19:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Rumors of an Xbox TV device have resurfaced, and sources close to the matter have stated the “always on” device will run on core Windows 8 components.

According to The Verge, the set-top box will be competing with Apple TV by offering causal gaming titles and “near-instant” access to TV and entertainment services.

The device is part of a two-SKU strategy at the company, offering a lower cost alternative to the planned next-gen console in development.

Meanwhile, The Verge was told that the core architecture for the next-Xbox will be scalable, allowing it to run other devices – possibly adding a phone which could run Xbox Live in full.

Microsoft’s hardware line-up is to be unveiled next year, with a release scheduled just “ahead of the holiday shopping season.”

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4 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Another vote for 2013!

    Take that, 2014ers!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. zinc

    Time will tell…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. polygem

    2013. bet on it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Moonwalker1982

    I’m confused about what this really is. I only car about videogames, real games and not the casual crap. It’s clear that they want to make it an ‘all entertainment’ in one thing, but is this supposed to be the next gen Xbox as well?

    It’s basically only going to be competing with Apple TV? So that thread in the forum doesn’t mean a thing…they haven’t officially announced a next gen Xbox yet, but that don’t mean it’s not in development.

    #4 2 years ago

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