Xbox 720 News: System Labeled 'Hot' and 'Compelling'

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  • Visitors play with Microsoft's Xbox consoles at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, east of Tokyo, in this file photo.
    (Photo: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)
    Visitors play with Microsoft's Xbox consoles at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, east of Tokyo, in this file photo.
By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
April 3, 2013|4:06 pm

Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 gaming console has been labeled "hot" and "compelling" by a high level video game executive.

GameStop's CEO Paul J. Raines recently spoke about the Xbox 360 successor and claims the he is fully aware of what this new console will be like. He recently revealed some information on the console in a conversation with Games Industry International.

"We've been spending a lot of time with Microsoft," said Raines, "but we have to let them take the lead on [the new console], but it will be a very hot, very compelling device. They are doing some really cool stuff, and I'm eager to hear them start their announcements because I think the world is going to stand up and take notice."

Other Xbox 720 rumors state that the system will require users to install each and every game they purchase directly onto the console's hard drive.

Vgleaks posted a number of screenshots today that show different information that is found in the "Durango" Xbox development kit. "Durango" appears to be a codename for the next-generation Microsoft gaming console, which is also rumored to be called the Xbox 720.

The screenshots were verified by IGN.com to be accurate and confirm a number of features of the console, including a high-fidelity Kinect sensor and huge trouble for used game purchasers.

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"Every Durango console will have a hard drive, although its exact capacity has not been chosen," reads the help documentation for the Durango XDK. "It will be large enough, however, to hold a large number of games. All games will be installed on the hard drive. Play from the optical disc will not be supported."

The screenshots even reveal that each game will be distributed on a Blu-ray disc, but each disc will only be used to install data, and will not be needed during actual gameplay.

 

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