Microsoft dismisses rumours of revised Xbox 360 hardware

Microsoft's Chris Satchell has dismissed rumours of revised Xbox 360 hardware sporting an HDMI port and a high-capacity hard disk, even claiming that photographs rustled up by our old friend Internet Reports mean very little.

"At the moment, everything you might have seen is just looking at our experimentation back in Redmond, not really a product that we're thinking about announcing," Satchell - head of Microsoft's game developer group - told GameSpot.

The Microsoft man was also cool on the prospect of a standalone hard disk upgrade to one of the mooted higher capacities (60, 100 and 120GB devices have been "seen" in the wild): "As we produce these services, if we see an increase in pressure that's something that will be interesting to look at, but there isn't any announcement today about any new configuration that may or may not be happening," he added.

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FeralPhoenix5231d ago (Edited 5231d ago )

There are NO plans for a 360 v.2, anytime in the near future...and early pic shown was from earlier "experimentation" from Redmond branch headquarters. IMO, M$ should keep the 360(hardware) as is, HDMI is not needed for awhile...and its funny because even older HDMI TV's aren't compatible with the HDCP protocols, which is exactly why alot of the movie studio's are hesitant to implement the TCP encryption because as a result they would be cutting off 1080p content from a large percent of the HDTV w/HDMI owners. Hell, Sony's first Blu-ray PC drive couldn't play "Blu-ray movies!", so I think it will be quite sometime before this HDCP implementation through HDMI becomes the "standard" everywhere.
Now as far as the larger HDD goes, I'm all for it. Alot of 360 owners could use that, but I just use my transfer kit so I can put everything on my computer/external HDD, and actually I've only done that once because I wanted something on my computer, but usually I delete old clips, trailers, and demo's every few months and I always have ample space, but I understand alot of people download tons of stuff and also don't like to delete I'm sure they want the extra space.

Asuka5231d ago

and everyone disagreed with me that those photos and videos were of a mockup model>_>