Microsoft Plans For ‘XBox 720’ Leaked Through Internal Documents

An internal document showing the future of the “Xbox 720” gaming system was accidentally leaked online Sunday afternoon before Microsoft officials pulled the document from circulation. Microsoft lawyers from Covington & Burling LLP had the document removed after officials found the leak on Scribd. The take down request names the law firm and not Microsoft however Covington & Burling LLP have been advising Microsoft since the tech company purchased Skype in 2011.

Containing 56-pages and dated from August 2010 the document talks about various pieces of technology including augmented glasses, Xbox TV apps and SmartGlass.

Based on the documentation the “Xbox 720” will be constructed as an all-in-one media box that can play Blue-ray video with true 1080p output while remaining in an “always-on” state to receive constant updates. The internal document also points to faster processing.

The document also talks about “Fortaleza” Kinect Glasses, which appear to be in line with the “Project Glass” technology being created by Google. Unlike Google’s all-in-one approach to worldly interactions the Fortaleza platform appears to be meant for gaming purposes with Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity possibly being made available for travel use.

Among the Xbox 720’s hardware leak is a 2GHz x86 or ARM core system with 4GB DDR4 memory which would place the 720 at the low-end of rumors we have already heard. In the past 3.2GHz PPC cores have been mentioned. The system is also expected to offer backward compatibility with a 10-year lifespan and a cost of $300.

Will you be running out to purchase the Xbox 720 when it’s finally released?

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