Xbox 720 is not always online

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Xbox 720 is not always online

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    First up, Superannuation has dug up information pertaining to the TV services the next console will contain.

    According to a resume dug up by the Internet sleuth, a Microsoft engineer noted he worked on the Video Cognition team which was the result of Microsoft’s acquisition of VideoSurf, which developed tech which “catalogued and tagged videos by scanning audio and visual content of videos.”

    MS will supposedly be using the VideoSurf tech “to radically change the way we watch TV,” using gestue and voice control to “streamline the way viewers search, consume, and share content, minimizing the time spent searching for programs, while maximizing the viewing and sharing capacities.”

    Super points out this could mean MS plans to integrate its next Xbox with television content leading credence to the rumors that there will be two-SKUs with the upcoming console: one which is a set-top box and the other a console with all the bells ans whistles.

    A couple presentation images mentioning “xTV” were also dug up, stating it was part of “multiplatform ecosystem that will allow a user to finish a television episode they were previously watching on their train ride home,” wrote Super. This was also mentioned in the 56-page manifesto which was leaked much to the chagrin of MS and its lawyers last year.


    No “always online”; new Xbox 360 add-on for backwards compatibility.

    Durango, will contain the dreaded always-online internet component – plus, it will be backwards compatible with your old Xbox 360 due to an add-on coming to the aging consoles.

    The site’s source told it that while it will have always-online functionality, it will not prevent the use of second hand games nor bar people from playing local content when they are without Internet.

    Furthermore, a smaller, more stripped down 360 will be arriving on shelves for around $149 or less. This sku will act more like a set-top media box with Xbox 360 and XBLA game support and it may not have disc drive.

    “Putting in an Xbox 360 disc into Durango will prompt the user to attach the supporting device that is sold separately. By separating the two devices and their functions it will ensure price competitiveness for both pieces of hardware,” says the report.

    This means all content will need to be downloaded digitally. Should it be connected with Durango, users can use their disc-based Xbox 360 games on their Durango console with the small add-on Xbox.
    Think of it as MS’s version of Google or Apple TV.

    Source: VG247
     
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    1. Jbrizzel
    2. fl
      flip407
      As an avid Xbox fan, i have to say that this all sounds worrying. Online connection required to play 720 games? Add-on box to become backwards compatable? Sounding expensive and putting me off a little!
    3. villan4eva
      villan4eva
      So to play 360 games, you have to buy ANOTHER 360? M$, you are seriously digging yourself a hole
    4. ma
      matttherandom
      speculation its not over till the fat lady sings and Microsoft haven't said anything yet so we will just have to wait and find out
    5. Dizzle2k
      Dizzle2k
      Wonder how long it will take for RGH on these lol
    6. Abrakadeadguy
      Abrakadeadguy
      <blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="villan4eva" data-time="1365663363">So to play 360 games, you have to buy ANOTHER 360? M$, you are seriously digging yourself a hole</blockquote>
      I believe what is being said, is to play 360 games on the<span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Durango, you will have to have a 360 because there is no disk drive. If you have the full blown console, you won't need to.</span>
    7. ab
      abcman321
      <blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="Abra" data-time="1365685417">I believe what is being said, is to play 360 games on the<span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Durango, you will have to have a 360 because there is no disk drive. If you have the full blown console, you won't need to.</span></blockquote>
      Why would they do that it doesnt even make any sense you mine as well use the dam 360 then to play 360 games...makes a little more sense to me.

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