A leaked document purporting to show Microsoft’s plans for the Xbox 720 has been circulating widely, with plenty of attention being attracted by its low price and even lower specs.
According to the leaked document, apparently an internal company presentation circulated in 2010, the Xbox 720 would:
Have a Blu-ray drive
Have various hardware options including SSD, HDD, Wifi, Wimax, etc.
Be 6 to 8 times more powerful than the 360
Have 360 compatibility
Incorporate “Kinect 2″
Have full native 3D support
Be accompanied by the 2014 release of “Kinect Glasses”
Be priced at $299, for release in 2013
Sell 100 million units
The document’s provenance and authenticity is of course unknown, but the fact that the original 56-page PDF file it came as was taken down only hours after it went up at the request of a legal firm with ties to Microsoft may be telling.
However, as the document dates from 2010, even should it be authentic it is possible significant changes could have been made to their plans in the interim.
Microsoft itself has not so far publicly released any meaningful information about its plans for an Xbox successor console.