|Rumor: Next Microsoft console will have Blu-Ray, DVR, anti-rental tech|
|Posted: 25.01.2012 20:37 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 28|
According to Kotaku, an industry source claims that the next Microsoft console will come with Kinect 2, feature a Blu-Ray player, along with an anti-used game tech and possibly a DVR.
However, there are several obstacles to parts of the rumor.
Putting an anti-used game tech in the console would also be problematic. Aside from such a tech being difficult to implement, Microsoft would face resistance from not only gamers, but from videogame retailers such as GameStop, who might refuse to advertise or fully stock a console that would ruin a major portion of their profits.
As for the Kinect 2, a representative from Microsoft told , "As an innovator we're always thinking about what is next and how we can push the boundaries of technology like we did with Kinect. We believe the key to extending the lifespan of a console is not just about the console hardware, but about the games and entertainment experiences being delivered to consumers. Beyond that we don't comment on rumors or speculation."
This rumor follows yesterday's that the Xbox 720's SoC (system on a chip) was being manufactured.