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iBuzz7S
07-31-2012, 04:20 AM
It was only a matter of time before something got leaked.

Photos of a next-generation Xbox development kit have emerged online. The images were first spotted on the AssemblerGames forums when a user named DaE attempted to sell the kit for $10,000. At the time, the pictures were met with heavy skepticism and many assumed they were simply a hoax.

Now, however, Digital Foundry has spoken to “multiple developers working on next-gen projects” as well as DaE himself and confirmed that the images are indeed a legitimate look at the hardware being used to develop games for Microsoft’s next-generation system.

The development kit is described as "an anonymous-looking black box" that has many parts in common with standard gaming PCs. Its placeholder dashboard contains the name Durango, a word that has long been rumored as Microsoft’s codename for the next Xbox. The dashboard’s two options are D3D11Game1 and NuiView, the latter of which Digital Foundry describes as “a simple tool for rendering camera views and data from an attached Kinect peripheral.”

Kinect functionality is a logical inclusion for the dev kit, as upgraded Kinect features have been heavily rumored and job listings related to the next-gen Kinect recently surfaced.http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/07/Durango0.jpg-610x457.jpg

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/07/Durango2.jpg-610x457.jpg

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Just adds more fuel to the fire of leaked information, documents and whatnot. I'd expect an announcement to come in the next 12 months for the next Microsoft console.

Source: IGN (http://au.ign.com/articles/2012/07/29/xbox-720-development-kit-photos-surface)

ChickinOnaChain
07-31-2012, 04:26 AM
Good find as usual Buzz. But why do I hear the Bonanza theme song, when I see that name Durango?

DOOKH8R
07-31-2012, 04:30 AM
Good find as usual Buzz. But why do I hear the Bonanza theme song, when I see that name Durango?

This is what I hear
the simpsons canyonero - YouTube

StayonTarget
07-31-2012, 06:08 AM
No surprise that they exist. Most games take 2+ years to develop and you want your console to have launch games.

This is what I hear
the simpsons canyonero - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4QgWRycd7I)

Only in America. Haha I love that episode.

mattesty
07-31-2012, 07:13 AM
This is what I hear
the simpsons canyonero - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4QgWRycd7I)

I was about to post that lol. But I saw this yesterday, no surprise here.

Veedrock
07-31-2012, 09:26 AM
Why is Kinect there?? It's a gimmick!

:rolleyes:

Akuza
07-31-2012, 11:15 AM
Still looks a bit dodjy to me whether companies have been approached and asked or not.

If this is real we should see something at E3 next year though.

Which would probably mean a 2013 end of year release.

Just got to be hopeful that they don't rush it like with the xbox ...

Gackt
07-31-2012, 12:49 PM
Pretty sure I remember hearing about Durango dev kits months ago.

iBuzz7S
08-02-2012, 12:31 AM
If this is real we should see something at E3 next year though.

Which would probably mean a 2013 end of year release.

Just got to be hopeful that they don't rush it like with the xbox ...
Can't see a 2013 release. Maybe a reveal, but definitely not a release.

And didn't Microsoft push the 360 to release before the PS3? Or was that the original Xbox... either way, the slim consoles haven't had many complaints in terms of overheating, so they have got that figured out. :p

DEG23
08-02-2012, 01:41 AM
Can't see a 2013 release. Maybe a reveal, but definitely not a release.

Maybe it's just me but given the trends of the tech market lately, i can see MS announcing a new console only 6 months before a release.

SmarmySmurf
08-02-2012, 01:56 AM
Why is Kinect there?? It's a gimmick!

:rolleyes:
Gimmick or not, they are seemingly going even bigger with it next gen.

But more importantly, what is that Jack gif from?!?:eek: I don't remember that, the animation is really expressive.

FFFreak1129
08-02-2012, 02:32 AM
More leaked info. I wonder when MS is going to say screw it lets talk about the thing already.

iBuzz7S
08-02-2012, 02:58 AM
Maybe it's just me but given the trends of the tech market lately, i can see MS announcing a new console only 6 months before a release.
Fair enough, but I can't see Microsoft making that big of an impact in, let's say 6 months.

Excuse me for saying this, but they haven't got the same fans like Apple, who can get news of a new iDevice 48 hours before launch and they can sell out worldwide within 24 hours of launch.

Gimmick or not, they are seemingly going even bigger with it next gen.
I don't like Kinect, but if they can implement it into more games, I'm all for it.

Motion gaming dead or alive, it is working for Microsoft. But people forget that Kinect works without an Xbox 360 also.

I wonder when MS is going to say screw it lets talk about the thing already.
Well at the moment, it would all be about Surface and Windows 8. I don't think they would want to take anything away from those by announcing anything for a next-gen console.

i NatrlKilla i
08-02-2012, 04:32 AM
It was only a matter of time before something got leaked.

*SNIP*

Just adds more fuel to the fire of leaked information, documents and whatnot. I'd expect an announcement to come in the next 12 months for the next Microsoft console.

Source: IGN (http://au.ign.com/articles/2012/07/29/xbox-720-development-kit-photos-surface)



I know it's not much, but the Battlefield Twitter page replied to someone saying something along the lines of 'The Next Gen consoles that are in development have no set release date yet'. MS will have to announce something soon, or everyone on the planet will have done it for them.

Edit: Here it is: http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq142/seano125/Untitled.jpg

Razor Buddha
08-02-2012, 04:52 AM
I'm going to be buying the Halo 4 console in November and I want at least 2 years out of that machine before it becomes obsolete.

2 years bare minimum. November 2014.

Rapture639
08-02-2012, 05:09 AM
Looks interesting. Next years E3 will definitely be hype for sure.

iBuzz7S
08-04-2012, 04:12 AM
MS will have to announce something soon, or everyone on the planet will have done it for them.
Well publishers and/or developers would have to remain tight lipped if they want any involvement or promotional packaging with the next console. If someone spilled the beans, they could kiss their chances of Microsoft remotely trying to help push sales for their game(s).

SmarmySmurf
08-04-2012, 01:17 PM
Next E3 MS guys will come out, hinting at new hardware while boasting about 360's success in general terms... and lift a slim to reveal the new 360 Xtra Slim. The camera will pullout and the execs will be wearing trollface masks. This will be followed by a half hour of dry sales data, announcements for Halo Anniversary 2, CoD MW4 and Fallout 4, and then they will end things by saying "ten years, bitches! we out", smacking the 360 Xtra Slim off the platform and swaggering off stage. Just when everyone is thinking 'wtf??' one of them will walk back out, say "just kidding", and spend the next half hour revealing new apps.

...and I will roll my eyes and sigh for a moment before grudgingly clicking over to Amazon and pre-ordering a 360XS.:boxer

Thee Elf
08-04-2012, 02:06 PM
Still looks a bit dodjy to me whether companies have been approached and asked or not.

If this is real we should see something at E3 next year though.

Which would probably mean a 2013 end of year release.

Just got to be hopeful that they don't rush it like with the xbox ...

Thats a long wait though even for a rough product