A business document sourced back to Microsoft showed some information on the next Xbox 720 and Kinect 2. The presentation was showing August 2010 date, and representing future features for the next generation console like SmartGlass, a Metro dashboard, and Xbox TV apps.
Xbox 720 according to the document will including support for Blu-ray, native 3D output and glasses, concurrent apps, and additional sensor and peripheral support, A true 1080p output with full 3D support.
The core hardware that it will be scalable in the number of CPU cores and their frequencies. Eight x86 cores clocked at 2GHz each with 4GB of DDR4 memory alongside three PPC cores clocked at 3.2GHz each for backwards compatibility with existing Xbox 360 titles.
Illustrations appear to be a concept design used in 2010 and an expecting price of $299 including Kinect 2 hardware and a 10-year lifecycle.
Kinect 2 improved in accuracy, stereo imaging, improved voice recognition, support for four-player tracking, an improved RGB camera, and dedicated hardware processing.
“In Kinect v2 we can continue to go beyond controllers and offer peripherals and accessories that heighten game immersion,” . The Kinect accessories will allow devices to interact with the sensor.
Kinect Glasses or Fortalzela Glasses appear to be Wi-Fi- or 4G-enabled and dealing incorporate augmented reality (do you remember Google’s Project Glass) .”breakthrough heads up and hands-free device,”.
Kinect Glasses will launch on 2014.
Cloud Value Proposition 2015 Slide showing that Microsoft is looking introduce gaming to cloud services suggestingfuture software and services through the cloud, meaning that we will not need to purchase new hardware ever again.
Update: The document was removed from Scribd due to copyright infringement.