VGLeaks documentation: Durango Hardware Overview: Always connected, kinect required, must install.

VGLeaks documentation New Xbox "Durango" console:

"Always on, always connected"
"Kinect is required to be plugged in"
"All games must be installed on HDD"
"System interactions that use the controller"
"Durango consoles will have a Blu-ray disc drive"
"x64 architecture and tools"

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PirateThom1676d ago

Mandatory installs for all games.

If this is true, it's pretty funny.

vishant1011675d ago

i think in another rumor it was stated the game would let u install while playing it

yewles11675d ago

That's in this article, it also states that games are installed only and can not be played from the disc.

Nafon1675d ago

Actually, it will be way better, provided the hard drive is at least 500 GB, and the install while playing feature works well. Otherwise, it will be a massive pain in the ass. The read/write speed of a hard drive is loads better than a DVD/Blu Ray Drive (which means faster loading times). Just look at the PC, almost no one buys physical copies of games anymore, and this will be very similar on the next xbox(if the disc isn't required to play, unlike the current system with the 360).

The required kinect BS is, however, the worst decision ever. Microsoft just needs to scrap the whole project. The only thing kinect owners use the kinect for is to annoy the piss out of everyone in the game with them with the echoing underwater-sounding POS mic built into it.

And what is "System interactions that use the controller"? What else would people use to interact with the system? waving their arms in the air like a dumbass? Or did i just completely miss something?

fermcr1675d ago (Edited 1675d ago )

If things in this report are true, then it's going to be a grim future for Microsoft's Xbox division (unless they have something that's mind-blowing and get everyone interested) ... Sony will become the clear winner of next gen consoles even without a fight.

...but it's rumors... let's wait and see what Microsoft has to present before passing judgment.

Anon19741675d ago

I've never had any issue with installs, but it's funny considering how some would act like hd installs were the work of the devil. I certainly welcome not having to hunt around for a disk to play a game. It's a small convenience, but a convenience none the less.

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THC CELL1675d ago

Not good I repeat not good

B-radical1675d ago

I find it funny every single rumour for xbox is bad yet for playstation 4 it was nothing but gold haha

Arai1675d ago (Edited 1675d ago )

Always on, always connected.
Kinect is required to be plugged in.

Seems to confirm Edge's article on Durango some months back.
If they block used games as well then the decision is pretty much clear...if it isn't already about which system to go with.

The_Infected1675d ago (Edited 1675d ago )

Why is all the rumors bad about the next Xbox? Are these rumors from any real trusted source? Just starting to seem like the next Xbox is going downhill if true. I hope both consoles do very good but I will still wait and see what MS has in store because I highly doubt this is true it would be stupid to do what these rumors suggest they are going to do.

BitbyDeath1675d ago (Edited 1675d ago )

It all came from that SuperD0e (spelling?) guy that MS had arrested for leaking the info online.

Sounds like it was right at the time (otherwise why would he get arrested?) but for all we know it could be quite different now.

Only time will tell.

Gildarts1675d ago

These leaks are not from superDAE.

BitbyDeath1675d ago


The only part not mentioned in SuperDAE's leak is the 'always online' however it is mentioned by the author. Everything else is included too.

Few quotes -

"He said nothing about the idea of the new Xbox requiring a constant online connection, something most recently reported by the respected Edge magazine. (One reliable Kotaku source has told us it's true, though, again, plans can change and the strictness of that online requirement—would it tolerate a spotty signal?—remains unclear.)"

"Not only does a Kinect ship with every console, but it must be plugged in and calibrated for the console to even function."

"Durango game installations will also be mandatory, as games can't directly access data from the disc."

Evil_Ryu1675d ago

we must purge extremist sony fanboys Dylila , Strong_man , & Kratos_kills and clean the N4G environment of there extremist ideology I'm afraid they will attract the wrong people to this website...please take a stand and put a end to there madness by contacting admin...

SlavisH21675d ago

Its like every week some site say they have confirm next xbox specs. its just getting silly!

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