http://www.winsupersite.com/article/xbo ... iew-143462
So, the next more powerful Xbox came in 2012, just as I expected back in 2010. The leaked presentation is dated August 2010 - so despite Microsoft being in complete denial at the time and posting that Xbox 360 would last until 2015 with its "revolutionary" Kinect controller, at the same time they gave their Xbox hardware team a boot and drew the hardware requirements for the next gen Xbox which would allow them to finally catch with the PlayStation 3. What a surprise (cough cough).
...Microsoft intends to bring the next Xbox to market in holiday 2013. It will cost $299 for a unit that includes Kinect v2 (see below), the same price you’d pay today for a 4G Xbox 360 with Kinect. Microsoft describes this console as a “$2000 PC in a $300 box.”
...The next Xbox console will feature a (slot-loaded?) Blu-Ray drive... native 3D and flexible video output and compositing.
...the next Xbox will be “six times” as powerful as the current console... Its hardware underpinnings are codenamed “Yukon” and include 2 “ARM/x86” (whatever that means) processor cores running at 2 GHz, a 500 MHz 48ALU graphics processor, 4 GB of RAM, mass flash-based storage, USB 3.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, PCI-E and SATA controllers, and Gigabit Ethernet (with Wake On LAN) and 802.11n networking. A 3.2 GHz PowerPC chipset will be included for backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games.
The next Xbox will be backed by a new, NextGen interface with Natural User Interface (e.g. Kinect-based) capabilities built-in...
Kinect v2 will be “an incremental improvement” over Kinect V1 (and, presumably, the 1.5 version sold to PC developers today) and will include improved voice recognition, better 3D play space recognition with support for closer, wider, and deeper living room areas, will support the tracking of four players concurrently (up from two) with seated or standing players, will feature dedicated hardware processing (instead of requiring the Xbox’s hardware), and will include a better HD RGB camera.
Kinect v2 will also support “props,” accessories you can hold with your hands to make virtual experiences—batting in a baseball game, playing golf, and so on—more realistic. “Feeling is believing,” it says. “Feel the crack of the bat, the kick of the rifle or the shake of the wheel as you speed through the turn.”