The Xbox 720 looms large. If rumours emanating from France are to be believed, you might want to hold off on buying any of the Christmas console bundles currently sitting pretty in shop windows; the new Xbox (rumoured to be dubbed the ‘Xbox 720‘) may be unveiled during January’s CES show in Las Vegas.
The rumours come from a source “very close” to Microsoft’s Infinity hardware development team, who claims that we’ll see a brief airing of the Xbox 720′s specs, details and “some of its capabilities,” rather than what will be the finished article.
Today is the Xbox’s 10th birthday and, if a revamped Xbox 720 really is lurking around the corner, it’ll show how far Microsoft has come in a decade of console computing.
We’re looking at a powerhouse of a machine, replete with a hexa-core CPU sporting 2GB of DDR3 RAM. The GPU is expected to be in development at AMD. While it’d be nice to have this to look forward to, we’d take any such mill-spinning with a shaker’s worth of salt: Microsoft is far more likely to unveil new Xbox hardware, if any, at E3 in June with a big fanfare. Even then, though, we’d put our money on a 2013 or 2014 launch for the Xbox 720. What do you think? Let us know below.