Submitted by dirigiblebill 925d ago | news

Insider: Xbox 720 development is "pretty much Fight Club"

OXM UK: "If that doesn't turn out to be the headline I most enjoyed writing this year, we'll be doing very well indeed." (Microsoft, Next-Gen)

onyoursistersback  +   925d ago
You don't talk/write about it.
dirigiblebill  +   925d ago
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
downwardspiral  +   925d ago
If I did have a tumor, I'd name it Marla.
Eyeco  +   924d ago
looking at your agrees I'm delighted to know there are Fight Club fans on this site
ajax17  +   924d ago
I am going to follow you now! :D
pixelsword  +   924d ago
So there's a dude with breasts developing for the 720?
Evildoomnerd  +   924d ago
That insider spoke of next gen development...
Someone grab his legs! We have to cut that guys balls off ASAP! :P
thorstein  +   924d ago
His name is Robert Paulson.
-Mezzo-  +   924d ago
I think this Story deserves a comment from Me. <----
hot4play  +   924d ago
showtimefolks  +   924d ago
people who are expecting another $500-600 console are gonna be disappointed, at the most i see a $399-449 but if i am abetting man i think 2 SKU's $399 and $349 are very likely

wii to wii-u was a big jump because going SD to HD makes a big difference, now with ps3 and xbox360 both are already in HD now we need next ones to have little better specs

full 1080P
locked 60 frames per second
improve Ram to minimum 4GB and as much as 6 to 8GB
500GB Hard drive minimum
a lot of cloud based services/ and day one digital for most of titles

just have a above average launch lineup please, i don't want to buy another console only to get some games in first month than nothing good for a year like it was with ps3.

both companies have had a lot of time to prepare for next gen so atleast 2 big exclusives at launch and 2 more within first 12 months
steve30x  +   924d ago
You dont know that the consoles will be less than $600.
Godz Kastro  +   924d ago
"people who are expecting another $500-600 console are gonna be disappointed, at the most i see a $399-449 but if i am abetting man i think 2 SKU's $399 and $349 are very likely"

Errrrrr... This doesn't disappoint me at all :)
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pixelsword  +   924d ago
A cheaper next-gen console that is a true jump in tech won't disappoint me at all.
zslash  +   924d ago
"full 1080P
locked 60 frames per second
improve Ram to minimum 4GB and as much as 6 to 8GB "

Going to cost AT LEAST $600 with specs like that, lol.

$399 would get us a box that can do 30fps/1080p on some titles, the more demanding efforts would run 720p.
TheRealSpy  +   924d ago
I think it's likely that the next gen consoles WILL be close to 500-600 dollars.
DeadlyFire  +   924d ago
1080 on new game engines at 60 fps? I am little skeptical. $399-499 they will likely sell em in that range with a production cost of $525-650

Considering all the bells and whistles in patents and rumors. Kinect 2, Move 2, Projecter(lllumniroom), VR headsets/glasses, and many other little details.

I say it could easily be first gen with two consoles at $600 dollars or more with production costs. Retail from $399-$599 at most.
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Monolith  +   924d ago
You are not a beautiful or unique gamer!
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Da Ill One  +   925d ago
His name is Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
TongkatAli  +   925d ago
The headline reminded me of that awful Fight Club game.
Pillsbury1  +   924d ago
You don't talk about awful fight club game.
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BanBrother  +   925d ago
If all these rumours are true, the 360 and PS3 are NOT building powerhouse consoles. They will be quite powerful, but not as big a jump as some might have though. $350-$400 seems likely. I myself would prefer them to cost at least $500, so long as they were more 'future proof' in a sense. Should be interesting.

I seriously can't wait to see how busy N4G and the internet will be come E3. Console reveals are like Christmas morning as a young child, except it only comes once everey 6 years or so.
joab777  +   925d ago
I would rather pay $600-1000 for a machine that gets a jump on pc at least for a year. Or allow upgrades in which games r released at medium settings but u can invest in equipment that gives u high settings. If they are not as good as good pcs now, i will look to pc gaming and/or steambox for next gen. I used to have to have exclusives but there are so many damn good games and i wont be happy if i spend $400 and the pc version is the best version right outof the gate. Hell, i have missed out on a ton of good pc games because i dont have one. It will b hard to not buy what my friends do but maybe ill get a ps4 down the road to play with them if they go that route...and just switch to pc.

I do understand that consoles can do more with less because of archtecture and the fact that their studios dictate game production so i will wait and see. I have heard that xbox may go with 6-8 cores leaving the future wide open. I just dont understand why they dont go the upgrade route. Its more money for them in the long run and if the specs are broad, they can expand the life cycle because tech today is moving exlonentially fast. How long can next gen consoles survive with static tech?
AznGaara  +   925d ago
If you're willing to spend a grand on a machine that will never happen just get a PC. The reason why a console will always be behind is this: Say it's 2010 and you put 2012 tech in your new ps4/720 by the time that console comes out it would already be 2012 and by that time the PC community will be working on 2013 tech. The whole point of a console is accessibility if they add upgradable parts like GPUs and RAM it'll only confuse the consumers.
Perjoss  +   924d ago
"gets a jump on pc"

Yeah that's never gonna happen. Even on release day a brand new console has always been much weaker than a half decent gaming rig, not even thinking about a high end one.
joab777  +   924d ago
Yeah, I know. But why cant u have upgrades like steambox. U have medium settings for all those that don't care and it will be quality. But, for a niche, u allow some upgrading to better the experience.
B-radical  +   924d ago
it would take a whole lot more then 1000 to get a jump on pc's
nunley33  +   924d ago
The N64 went the upgrade route when it released it's jump pack or "bulky pack" as it was refered to as in japan. It added more ram to the system and games optimized for it had better textures in it. Something like this would be a nice option to offer next gen for 720 & PS4.
blue_flowers  +   925d ago
yeah i could see Microsoft doing that. i could only imagine the Human Resources Department that is in change of taking care of this paper work for projects like this. haha it'd be a nightmare to hear "you got the job! now sign this 400 page NDA contract and other paperwork..." ugh the legal, boring, work paper work.
black911  +   925d ago
It better. sony is gonna bring it this time.
Enemy  +   924d ago
They brought it with the PS3 and have the best looking games on any console. Not sure what you mean by "this time" but I agree that they'll bring it again.
InMyOpinion  +   924d ago
He might mean dominate, as they did with the PS2.
WitWolfy  +   925d ago
Well of course its going to be treated like a top gov secret!!! Its not like MS is going to go on NBC and say .."Hey here is our NEXT console and here is the hardware it runs on... For all you hackers out there as you can see its almost un exploitable... For now..."

this article is dumb!
socialkarma  +   925d ago
Don't worry sir, everything's been taken care of.
Dlacy13g  +   925d ago
Apple operates in a very similar manner.
KwietStorm  +   924d ago
Well then they already broke the first rule.
Sp1d3ynut  +   924d ago
"Microsoft sends out a list of stock answers that you're allowed to give if your manager asks you where all your time is going, and a phone number to call if they don't believe you. If they call that, they'll get confirmation you're working on a project, but absolutely nothing more."

LOL...it's like working for the CIA, doing black ops.
hylandpad  +   924d ago
Hah - that article was awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Spookshow  +   924d ago
dumbest article ever...
konnerbllb  +   924d ago
2pacalypsenow  +   924d ago
so xbox 720 is the official name then
maniacmayhem  +   924d ago
And your too ..... BLOND!
Benjaminkno  +   924d ago
After the RROD fiasco, how can you not wait for this thing?
I've pretty much already made up my mind that I'm getting one, but like any new device, the first shipments always have problems, even Apple.
I'm really psyched to see what they come up with.
Hozi  +   924d ago
I just want both consoles to be able to produce this level of graphics "in game" I also don't wanna spend more than $60 for a game.

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haggishurler  +   924d ago
I am not surprised you want to save on games, the console you describe will probably set you back $25000
Hozi  +   924d ago
if they created that tech demo with current hardware then how is it gonna set me back so much?
deafdani  +   924d ago
Yeah, maybe we'll see that in 2 console generations. Maybe. Not this coming one, though.
haggishurler  +   923d ago
@Hozi I apologize if I have misinterpreted what you said, but I understood 'in game' to mean that level of graphic fidelity within the gameplay as opposed to a pre-rendered cut-scene.

The price I speculated is not based on any evidence, however that is because there are no games which can test what hardware is required to run such games.

Do not get me wrong, I want consoles which can do that too but I anticipate it will be several generations before we see that.
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IWentBrokeForGaming  +   924d ago
I haven't been F***ed like this since grade school!
deafdani  +   924d ago
What makes me sad is that, if Sony and Microsoft released $700 game consoles, people would shit on their pants, dooming them to hell for making the consoles "ridiculously expensive", despite the fact that said consoles would last a good 5 or 6 years minimum... but then they go out and buy a $600 fucking TELEPHONE. EVERY. FUCKING. YEAR.

Agh! D:

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