Xbox 720: 7 Things We Hope To See In Microsoft's Next-Gen Console

I'm not a betting man, but if I was, my money would be on a fall 2013 release for the next Xbox. It's hard to believe, but Xbox 360 owners have been gaming on the same piece of hardware for over seven years now. That's right, seven. As such, Microsoft's gaming box is really starting to show its age, especially when compared to the ever-evolving PC gaming market.

Last week we took a look at what we'd like to see Sony do with the PlayStation 4, so this week we're going to steer the discussion toward the competition (it's only fair) and highlight the next-gen Xbox, which I'll simply refer to as the 720 from here on out—as an aside, I really hope they don't call it that. So without further ado, let's jump right into Game Revolution's seven-item wish list for the Xbox 720.

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jimbobwahey2142d ago (Edited 2142d ago )

I'm just happy to see this article correctly tagged as an opinion piece and the author not pretending that their assumptions/wish list is a leak of any kind.

Foolsjoker2142d ago

That would be cool, but would that be on top of the XBL Gold subscription?

ftwrthtx2142d ago

How about no RROD's?

Quality components and proper design from the very beginning.

ftwrthtx2142d ago

Why would anyone disagree with this statement?

knifefight2142d ago

Overly competitive fanboys who want to see other products fail because they get a sense of "winning" from it. It's stupid, I know.

Y_51502142d ago

People wants to see another RROD situation,so they have a reason why they are not spending money for next gen gaming. :P

dc12142d ago

Some folks would rather you not mention that 'occurrence' at all.

DonFreezer2135d ago

Because this guy probably never had a 360 and commented just to make the 360 look bad that's why.

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TerminalGamer2142d ago

Hopefully they learned from the RROD debacle and made sure it wouldn't happen again.

Lvl_up_gamer2142d ago

I am sure MS have learned from the RROD era. Just like Sony learned from the PS1 era...well maybe the PS2 era...well YLOD wasn't too too bad....

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2142d ago (Edited 2142d ago )

Free multiplayer! And focus more on hardcore gaming and I am sold! Or... I could get a steam box.

Jek_Porkins2142d ago

The main things I want are backwards compatibility, the ability to play used games and continued quality online service as well as games. A strong launch lineup is very important, would love to see them revisit some older IP's like Blinx, which actually sold very well on the original Xbox.

Since this Xbox wont be rushed like the 360, there shouldn't be any hardware issues, the 360s is like a rock, very sturdy.I wouldn't expect them to make any online portion free because they make a billion a year on Xbox Live subscriptions, which helps keep online passes off their first party games, and which allows Microsoft to recoup losses from used game sales.

I'm ready with my cash when the next Xbox is announced!

alexcosborn2142d ago

I highly doubt we'll be getting backwards compatibility.

Jek_Porkins2142d ago

Even though everything has just been rumored to this point, it's all pointed to the next Xbox being backwards compatible, which would make sense, especially from the standpoint that Microsoft wont want to tick off anyone who bought a Kinect.

Even if Kinect 2.0 is included with the next Xbox, the older Kinect games will still have to work. I don't think it'd take much from an architecture standpoint to make the next Xbox compatible with original Xbox and Xbox 360, it would probably give Microsoft a leg up on the competition, because we don't know if the PS3 will be fully BC.

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