#XboxReveal – Rumour Roundup

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The new generation xbox will be revealed on may 21st 10am PDT. Many features, pricing and games for this xbox have been rumoured but none confirmed. In this post I will ‘Rumour Roundup’ all of these.

    Possible names:

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Xbox 720 has been the name mostly used since the rumours started appearing but since the offical announcement a lot more have surfaced. Names such as Xbox Infinite, Fusion or Durango have all been speculated.

    Xbox Infinite:

This name would be perfect for a marketing campaign using slogans with the name infinite “Infinte Fun, Infinite Entertainment” and so on.

    Durango:

This name is unlikely to be used as this has been the dev name.

    Xbox Fusion:

This name has been speculated after microsoft purchased the domains XboxFusion.com,XboxFusion.info,XboxFusion.biz,XboxFusion.de,XboxFusion.co.uk. Companies register domains for multiple reason and these purchases wont mean fusion will be the name for the next xbox but could be the name for the rumoured illumiroom.

    Xbox:

Just the word xbox is a possibilty. Xbox have been using the hastag #XboxReveal but why just XBOX and not #NextXboxReveal.

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    Features:

Cloud Saving is rumoured however mass saving on the cloud is unlikely. Instead of friends it is rumoured a feature like twitters ‘follow’ feature will be used and there will be no limit on the amout of friends you have. Another new feature will be Game Developers will be able to add achievements to games without releasing DLC there may also be cross game achievements i.e. “Play Call of Duty and Battlefield”. Its is rumoured the new xbox will come with a minimum 500gb an extra 496 compared to the current console. It is speculated that CD’s will not be used for the next xbox instead they will only be used to install games and then run from the hard drive similar to PC. After MSN being replaced with skype there are possibilites for the xbox party chat to be replaced with skype.

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    Games:

    There have been many rumoured and confirmed next gen games however none confirmed for the next xbox but we can still speculate. One game that will be on the next xbox is watchdogs, you can read my post on this game to find out more.

    Destiny is the next game from bungie speculated to be similar to halo. It was showcased at the PS4 event and will be released on xbox 360 therefore most likely to be released on the next xbox.

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      Price:

    Ofcourse everybody wants to know a price aswell. A definite price is uncertain but $500 is speculated and so is $300 on a subscription.

    It is likely it will be released in November but we shall find out on May 21st.

    Just a quick question, would you like Rumour Roundup to be a regular segment for this blog?

    Call of Duty: Ghosts confirmed

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    Infinity ward and Activison are joining again for another game to the call of duty franchise which will be call of duty: ghosts. Activision confirmed the recent speculations by releasing a teaser trailer. They also set up a Facebook page.

    “Ghost delivers a riveting all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast of characters, all powered by a new, next generation Call of Duty engine that redefines the series for the next generation.Everyone was expecting us to make Modern Warfare 4, which would have been the safe thing to do,but we’re not resting on our laurels. We saw the console transition as the perfect opportunity to start a new chapter for Call of Duty. So we’re building a new sub-brand, a new engine, and a lot of new ideas and experiences for our players. We can’t wait to share them with our community.”

    Activisions CEO Eric Hirshberg also said

    “Ghosts delivers an all-new story, all-new characters, an all-new Call of Duty world, all powered by a next generation Call of Duty engine, which is a leap forward for the franchise. Infinity Ward is going all-in to create the next generation of Call of Duty worthy of the world’s greatest fans.”

    The game will be showcased at the new generation Xbox release in 20 days times. It will most likely to be shown at major game expos like e3 in June. Ghosts is set for release on the 5th of November this year. The game will support current and next gen consoles and PC.

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