360 successor features tablet-like controller with HD screen, touch-enabled

Magazine makes new claims about Microsoft's new console, specifically relating to its controller.

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Titanz2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

And they shall come.

dark-hollow2113d ago

does any wild rumor gets approved here on n4g?

da_2pacalypse2112d ago

This isn't that wild considering how much time M$ is investing in windows8... Plus they're always looking to "blur the lines" between x and y.... I don't see why this wouldn't be their next project... I personally wont buy it, even as a primary 360 gamer.

aCasualGamer2112d ago

Would be cool if they implemented a light version of Windows 8 on their next Xbox.

Have seen some videos of Windows 8 and it looks really cool. Simplified as hell, but still cool looking. They have to simplify it though, otherwise Apple will continue to run them over.

ljh2172112d ago

And I think controllers are expensive now..

A_Forsaken_User2112d ago

Is that even a question that needs to be answered?

milohighclub2112d ago

"with a shape closer to Sony’s sleek Vita handheld / Apple’s iPad"

So which is? These 2 devices look nothing a like.

Doubt it's true, or at least doubt it's mandatory.

If it is then this plus not playing used games pretty much means I will not be purchasing.

tehpees32112d ago

Sounds to me like these new Xbox rumours are getting out of hand.

inveni02112d ago

I can't see Microsoft alienating their core audience so drastically. But, then again, they've never been the smartest of companies when it comes to customer experience.

Mystogan2112d ago


im gonna have to argue with that.

microsoft has been very focused on customer experience these years, you only have to look at windows 8,windows phone 7 and the new xbox dashboard to see that.

JANF2112d ago

Fake, look and the touch pad, bad photoshop job. Look all blurry and crap in comparison with the rest of the page.

Brock Danger2112d ago

Agree on this being fake.

Right off the bat, 'matt' is misspelled, as far as I know it's only spelled 'matte.' Don't see a mistake like that getting by spellcheck, let alone an editor.

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darthv722113d ago

this article says. If anything i do believe that the new windows 8 will play a more direct role in the cross play between pc, mobile and console gaming.

Yet if there is a tablet involved it may serve two purposes. One being an interface for more windows based computing and the 2nd would be as a direct console interface between the user and the tv.

not like the wii-u though but AS the console itself. Meaning you dock the unit to a tv and pick up a controller to play. Its an idea but one that could prove to be very near in the future. Your portable/mobile doubles as the console and vice versa.

all it takes is the right backing from hardware and software developers.

sikbeta2113d ago

Rumors hint

Next Xbox -> codename: infinity -> ∞ = 8 = W8

Finch2112d ago

To be honest I love this idea. Home console and on the go.

adorie2113d ago

post a worthless article to garner worthless fanboy opinions
and they shall come.

SilentNegotiator2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

Microsoft succeeded by releasing the next flavor of the month (Kinect - hint: "Flavor of the Month" is just an expression), stealing Wii's casual thunder. Simply doing what Nintendo is doing would be very foolish on their end.

A tablet-controller console will never have the same impact as the Wii. The Wii was about being accessible to everyone with at least one hand, and being the next trendy way to supposedly lose weight and stay active (without leaving the front of a television set).

morkendo232112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

and NINTENDO say: ouch!!! why do you guys (SONY & MICROSOFT) like to bite my ass so much.

xtremeimport2112d ago

Build it, and i'll pass.
the Wii-U already looks retarded thanks to its controller.

Rageanitus2112d ago


just look at kinect they already alienated their early adopters......

Just look at how fast they dropped support of the orignal xbox......

And ppl still support them blindly.

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Amazingmrbrock2113d ago

Must...copy... nintendo... aaaaagghhhh

PamPoovey2113d ago

Didn't it come out that Sony was looking into motion control (Move) before the Wii was revealed.....

kneon2113d ago

Yup, the first patents were filed over 10 years ago

Machioto2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

Other than looks to an extent I don't see how the move is a copy because going by tech demos,Sony showed of stuff that seemed either game related that out did anything Nintendo showed or just cool stuff like their rts demo,the minority report style demo,sculpting demo and it is accurate.

sikbeta2113d ago

Funny thing, in gaf an article appeared showing how Sony has a patent for a tablet like controller that was filed in 2010, so it's not like one company is super revolutionary and the others just copy/paste, pretty much all companies have the same ideas, though the first to apply is the winner, well if it turns out to be good :P

ZippyZapper2113d ago

HD console

SweatyFlorida2113d ago

And Kinect is a big version of the Playstation Eye

CommonSense2112d ago

Yeah, they patented technology for things like 6-axis. Move is a blatent rip off.

But sony supporters will say and do ANYTHING to spin any information about the playstation brand to sound good. that's sort of what they do.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF2112d ago

Ya, and Trophies were copied from Achievements.

See how easy it is?

MySwordIsHeavenly2112d ago

Actually, many games had "achievements" years before even the first Xbox came out. :) Microsoft was just the first company to make it a universal service.

kneon2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )


No, Sony patented the Move wand complete with ball, orientation sensors and camera July 21, 2000

They have a number of other related patents from around the same time frame but this one has nice diagrams that even the most delusional would have to admit look like the basic concept of the Move wand.

No spin required, unless you believe that the US patent office colluded with Sony to falsify patent submissions by backdating them. And if you believe that then you need some psychiatric care.

hellztourguide4202112d ago

Actually i'm pretty sure Nintendo's Power Glove was the first...sorry Sony. And besides...if Sony patented it first, which is true, then why did it take them so long to bring it out? They were afraid to take the chance...Nintendo took it, and it has obviously paid off money wise.

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darthv722113d ago

every company since nintendo has been copying them. Before nintendo there was Atari. Which company would you rather follow?

room4142112d ago

Practically everything nintendo has done had already been done before. Usually by much smaller obscure companies.

wii controller for example:

fei-hung2113d ago

Im sure microsoft were playing about with touch screen technology way before nintendo or even apple for that matter with microsoft surface and if they launch a tablet they will do a better job than Sony unless Sony too intergrate a good tablet with the next playstation. I petsonally would love this as it will be like buying 2 products in one.

blumatt2112d ago

The only thing is the controllers would be prohibitively expensive.

ConstipatedGorilla2112d ago

I actually hope they do because it will put PS4 in a much better position. All the hardcore gamers would migrate toward PS4 and we'd see a lot of really great stuff on it.

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360GamerFG2113d ago

Believing everything you read

Knight_Cid2113d ago

I am responding to this article. I did not say I believed it

gamingdroid2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

Ignore Knight_Cid , as this account is 10-days old and been trolling down to three bubbles soon to be one I'm sure....

hellvaguy2113d ago

Just like how nintendo is copying sony/ms and focusing online this time. Or how they copied the competition and moved from cartriages to disks and how the first nintendo copied atari and made a home console.

Point is, everything copies another in some form or another. Your only kidding yourself if you think they dont.

Samus HD2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

Everything is going to be upgradeable so, moving from cartridges to Discs, making better online, it's not innovation, it's an upgrade. So making something new with gameplay,(the way how you play it,) that's innovation in VideoGame industry

Gamer-Z2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )


Why is he trolling? If they are going to make a touchscreen based controller like nintendo then they are basically copying them and also you cant tell me Kinect wasn't made to compete with the wii's motion controller. Next time try a little less blind fanboyism and little more logic.


What you listed is not copying its called technology moving forward homez.

darthv722113d ago

IMO the move would be the direct competitor to the wii motion controller.

Kinect would be the competitor to the pseye. Not the eyetoy as many mistakenly proclaim. The live vision would be the equal to the eyetoy.

Just putting it into perspective.

CommonSense2112d ago

call what you wanna call it.

if it's not innovation, it's copying.


Hey Darthv, I'm not saying you are wrong (as I don't know the whole list of Xbox Live Vision supported games), but as far as I know the Xbox Live Vision was used in games just as a common camera.

Most games just use to take photos or videochat. A couple of games use it for face mapping (as in making a polygonal version of yourself in game) and Viva Pinãta used it to read real cards for in-game content. I don't know of any game that used it for commands imput, so it wouldn't be a controller.

EyeToy on the other hand was primarily a motion control device, like Kinect. So I would say Kinect is a competitor to both PS cams, obviously more so to Eye as it's in the same generation.

BISHOP-BRASIL2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

Darthv corrected me by PM. Some games do use Vision as a controller.

But even with that said, I sustent that only Kinect and Eye(along with Move) actually compete in the market as they are on the same gen (unlike EyeToy) and were marketed as controllers (unlike Vision). Of course, Wiimote competes there with them (as they all end up promoting motion controlling).

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kevnb2113d ago

im not sure i like where things are headed, damn you apple for making people want tablets...

Honky Kong2112d ago

WTF? tablets are ancient history.

Axecution2112d ago

Yeah but you cant exactly disagree with the fact that the iPad broadened the tablet audience quite a bit.

kevnb2112d ago

they were very niche before