Microsoft Responds To Latest Batch Of Xbox 720 Rumors

Microsoft has officially responded to the latest batch of Xbox 720 rumors.

Earlier this week rumors started making the rounds that the next Xbox console would prevent folks from playing used video games. According to Cinema Blend, the machine will also require gamers to have a dedicated internet connection that is “always on.”

Those looking to Microsoft for confirmation or denial may have to wait a while longer. Although rumors about the machine are being passed around on various video game-related websites, the company isn’t quite ready to address the situation.

Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to Arabic Gamers:

“Microsoft does not comment on rumours or speculation. We are always thinking about what is next for our platform, but we don’t have anything further to share at this time.”

In other words, the company isn’t ready to say anything about its upcoming console. For better or for worse, Microsoft is letting the current reports continue to make the rounds.

All of this information arrived courtesy of a recent report by Edge. The website also dropped some information regarding the hardware that’s supposed to be under the console’s hood:

“Our source has also confirmed that the next Xbox’s recently rumoured specs are entirely accurate. That means an AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics solution and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. As of now, the console’s hard drive capacity is said to be undecided, but Microsoft’s extended commitment to online delivery suggests that it will be the largest unit it has put inside a console to date.”

Although Microsoft isn’t quite ready to reveal its hand just yet, Sony will be ready and willing to discuss the Playstation 4 during an event in New York City on February 20.

What do you think about the latest rumors about the new Xbox? Are you surprised by Microsoft’s response to these reports?

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