EDGE: The next Xbox: Always online, no 2ndHand games, 50GB Bluray and new kinect

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#1 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

The lems have been owned

gaf link

 

Microsofts next console will require an Internet connection in order to function, ruling out a second-hand game market for the platform. A new iteration of Xbox Live will be an integral part of Microsofts next console, while improved Kinect hardware will also ship alongside the unit.

Sources with first-hand experience of Microsofts next generation console have told us that although the next Xbox will be absolutely committed to online functionality, games will still be made available to purchase in physical form. Next Xbox games will be manufactured on 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs, Microsoft having conceded defeat to Sony following its ill-fated backing of the HD-DVD format. It is believed that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will have no value beyond the initial user.

Our source has also confirmed that the next Xboxs 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 consoles hard drive capacity is said to be undecided, but Microsofts extended commitment to online delivery suggests that it will be the largest unit it has put inside a console to date.

Though the architectures of the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation both resemble that of PCs, several development sources have told us that Sonys solution is preferable when it comes to leveraging power. Studios working with the next-gen Xbox are currently being forced to work with only approved development libraries, while Sony is encouraging coders to get closer to the metal of its box. Furthermore, the operating system overhead of Microsofts next console is more oppressive than Sonys equivalent, giving the PlayStation-badged unit another advantage.

Unlike Nintendo, Microsoft is continuing to invest heavily in motion-control interfaces, and a new, more reliably responsive Kinect will also ship alongside the next Xbox. Sonys next-generation console camera system is said to have a similar set of features, and is expected to be discussed at the companys PlayStation event on February 20.

#3 Posted by dobzilian (2817 posts) -

The lems have been owned

gaf link

 

[quote=""]Microsofts next console will require an Internet connection in order to function, ruling out a second-hand game market for the platform. A new iteration of Xbox Live will be an integral part of Microsofts next console, while improved Kinect hardware will also ship alongside the unit.

Sources with first-hand experience of Microsofts next generation console have told us that although the next Xbox will be absolutely committed to online functionality, games will still be made available to purchase in physical form. Next Xbox games will be manufactured on 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs, Microsoft having conceded defeat to Sony following its ill-fated backing of the HD-DVD format. It is believed that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will have no value beyond the initial user.

Our source has also confirmed that the next Xboxs 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 consoles hard drive capacity is said to be undecided, but Microsofts extended commitment to online delivery suggests that it will be the largest unit it has put inside a console to date.

Though the architectures of the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation both resemble that of PCs, several development sources have told us that Sonys solution is preferable when it comes to leveraging power. Studios working with the next-gen Xbox are currently being forced to work with only approved development libraries, while Sony is encouraging coders to get closer to the metal of its box. Furthermore, the operating system overhead of Microsofts next console is more oppressive than Sonys equivalent, giving the PlayStation-badged unit another advantage.

Unlike Nintendo, Microsoft is continuing to invest heavily in motion-control interfaces, and a new, more reliably responsive Kinect will also ship alongside the next Xbox. Sonys next-generation console camera system is said to have a similar set of features, and is expected to be discussed at the companys PlayStation event on February 20.campzor

Question : How is it that 2 Cows post exactly the same post at nearly the same time on SW's?
#4 Posted by l34052 (3358 posts) -

I have no idea if this is true or not but if it does indeed turn out to be true i wont be buyin an xbox, im not goin to be told what i can and cant do with somethin i paid for I.E. games and whether i want to sell them or not.

I would suggest taking this with a truck load of salt until we know different.

#5 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
[QUOTE="campzor"]

The lems have been owned

gaf link

 

[quote=""]Microsofts next console will require an Internet connection in order to function, ruling out a second-hand game market for the platform. A new iteration of Xbox Live will be an integral part of Microsofts next console, while improved Kinect hardware will also ship alongside the unit.

Sources with first-hand experience of Microsofts next generation console have told us that although the next Xbox will be absolutely committed to online functionality, games will still be made available to purchase in physical form. Next Xbox games will be manufactured on 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs, Microsoft having conceded defeat to Sony following its ill-fated backing of the HD-DVD format. It is believed that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will have no value beyond the initial user.

Our source has also confirmed that the next Xboxs 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 consoles hard drive capacity is said to be undecided, but Microsofts extended commitment to online delivery suggests that it will be the largest unit it has put inside a console to date.

Though the architectures of the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation both resemble that of PCs, several development sources have told us that Sonys solution is preferable when it comes to leveraging power. Studios working with the next-gen Xbox are currently being forced to work with only approved development libraries, while Sony is encouraging coders to get closer to the metal of its box. Furthermore, the operating system overhead of Microsofts next console is more oppressive than Sonys equivalent, giving the PlayStation-badged unit another advantage.

Unlike Nintendo, Microsoft is continuing to invest heavily in motion-control interfaces, and a new, more reliably responsive Kinect will also ship alongside the next Xbox. Sonys next-generation console camera system is said to have a similar set of features, and is expected to be discussed at the companys PlayStation event on February 20.dobzilian

Question : How is it that 2 Cows post exactly the same post at nearly the same time on SW's?

Because its Lem Hunting time?
#6 Posted by MonsieurX (31983 posts) -
butthurt LoosingENDS if this is true Raged about D3 constant online connection required
#7 Posted by dobzilian (2817 posts) -
[QUOTE="dobzilian"][QUOTE="campzor"]

The lems have been owned

gaf link

 

[quote=""]Microsofts next console will require an Internet connection in order to function, ruling out a second-hand game market for the platform. A new iteration of Xbox Live will be an integral part of Microsofts next console, while improved Kinect hardware will also ship alongside the unit.

Sources with first-hand experience of Microsofts next generation console have told us that although the next Xbox will be absolutely committed to online functionality, games will still be made available to purchase in physical form. Next Xbox games will be manufactured on 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs, Microsoft having conceded defeat to Sony following its ill-fated backing of the HD-DVD format. It is believed that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will have no value beyond the initial user.

Our source has also confirmed that the next Xboxs 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 consoles hard drive capacity is said to be undecided, but Microsofts extended commitment to online delivery suggests that it will be the largest unit it has put inside a console to date.

Though the architectures of the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation both resemble that of PCs, several development sources have told us that Sonys solution is preferable when it comes to leveraging power. Studios working with the next-gen Xbox are currently being forced to work with only approved development libraries, while Sony is encouraging coders to get closer to the metal of its box. Furthermore, the operating system overhead of Microsofts next console is more oppressive than Sonys equivalent, giving the PlayStation-badged unit another advantage.

Unlike Nintendo, Microsoft is continuing to invest heavily in motion-control interfaces, and a new, more reliably responsive Kinect will also ship alongside the next Xbox. Sonys next-generation console camera system is said to have a similar set of features, and is expected to be discussed at the companys PlayStation event on February 20.campzor

Question : How is it that 2 Cows post exactly the same post at nearly the same time on SW's?

Because its Lem Hunting time?

Happy Hunting... lol
#8 Posted by Cheleman (7890 posts) -
This sounds incredibly accurate.
#9 Posted by zeeshanhaider (2942 posts) -

Yawn, doesn't effect me. Not buying any Console. Waiting for GTX 780.

#10 Posted by Nohtnym (1552 posts) -

"Microsofts next console will require an Internet connection in order to function...  A new iteration of Xbox Live will be an integral part of Microsofts next console..."

Xbox live gold takes even the singleplayer portion of the game as hostage.

#11 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

"Microsofts next console will require an Internet connection in order to function...  A new iteration of Xbox Live will be an integral part of Microsofts next console..."

Xbox live gold takes even the singleplayer portion of the game as hostage.

Nohtnym
#12 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (43328 posts) -
I've never seen the cows and lemmings so obsessed over rumors.
#13 Posted by sts106mat (20630 posts) -
cows now listening to Edge?
#14 Posted by faizan_faizan (7868 posts) -
"Microsofts next console will require an Internet connection in order to function" Well, Looks like M$ will fail this gen.
#16 Posted by clyde46 (47816 posts) -
Inbound Lem defense force. ETA 30 seconds.
#17 Posted by Caseytappy (2185 posts) -

If true this could be enough to tie two big horns on my head and yell MOOOOOoo

#18 Posted by SecretPolice (23902 posts) -

Saaaweeetnesss...

funny-gif-Ed-ONeil-laughing.gif:P

#19 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
cows now listening to Edge?sts106mat
dont shoot the messenger. Just reporting the "news" I dont believe it the next xbox will be always online... that is beyond pathetic.
#20 Posted by zeeshanhaider (2942 posts) -

Microsoft whatever you do don't you ever fvck up DirectX. And yeah it's about time we should have DirectX 12.

#21 Posted by sts106mat (20630 posts) -
[QUOTE="sts106mat"]cows now listening to Edge?campzor
dont shoot the messenger. Just reporting the "news" I dont believe it the next xbox will be always online... that is beyond pathetic.

the always online thing wouldn't bother me, i buy all my games new anyway, the only part that troubles me is the kinect thing. I'll wait and see what both manufacturers show at the launch event and make my mind up then, right now its 50/50 for me
#22 Posted by Miroku32 (8666 posts) -
If always Online is true LOL at consolites for having fun of Diablo 3.
#23 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (5444 posts) -

cows now listening to Edge?sts106mat

yeah, I saw the irony. :P

#24 Posted by ni6htmare01 (1211 posts) -

time to stick with PC or PS4 than! Now I will pass the next box 100% for you if this is true!

#25 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

Reminds me of this from mega64

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlL09nriFfk&list=UUgc4xqIMDoiP4KOTFS21TJA&index=25

#26 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7626 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nohtnym"]

"Microsofts next console will require an Internet connection in order to function...  A new iteration of Xbox Live will be an integral part of Microsofts next console..."

Xbox live gold takes even the singleplayer portion of the game as hostage.

campzor

Seriously it is weird cows and their love for Kaz. There is no other fangroup that loves the president of the company of their console choice like cows. Seriously could you imagine lems having avatars or as many gifs of Bill Gates or any other Microsoft head guy the way cows do or Nintendo fans having Reggie things. Hell even look how they were with Kevin Butler. Sony fanboys and their obsession with not Playstation but Sony itself is just weird.

#27 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
I've had a feeling since the U launched that the Kinextbox 8 and PS4 are going to be huge disappointments. Rumors are starting to show me I may be correct.
#28 Posted by MirkoS77 (8588 posts) -
The way things have been going I've little doubt that this will happen. If it does....so long MS, it was fun while it lasted. I'll be a Sony/Nintendo/PC gamer only. If Sony does it, then Nintendo and PC only, also getting heavily into retro. There's really no exclusives MS has that I can't live without. Missing Forza would suck, but oh well. GT would suffice. If MS does this and Sony doesn't, they are going to get decimated. I'll also be interested to see the outcry from places such as Gamefly and Gamestop, and especially the announcement and reaction at E3.
#29 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"]cows now listening to Edge?HalcyonScarlet

yeah, I saw the irony. :P

A lot of the PS4 rumours came from Edge :?

.

Doesn't sound good. Either both companies block used games or neither of them.

#30 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

I wouldn't go near that.

#31 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
[QUOTE="campzor"][QUOTE="Nohtnym"]

"Microsofts next console will require an Internet connection in order to function...  A new iteration of Xbox Live will be an integral part of Microsofts next console..."

Xbox live gold takes even the singleplayer portion of the game as hostage.

CanYouDiglt

Seriously it is weird cows and their love for Kaz. There is no other fangroup that loves the president of the company of their console choice like cows. Seriously could you imagine lems having avatars or as many gifs of Bill Gates or any other Microsoft head guy the way cows do or Nintendo fans having Reggie things. Hell even look how they were with Kevin Butler. Cows are their obsession with not Playstation but Sony itself is just weird.

well the reason why lems dont (even though they used to) and why sheep dont is because their presidents sucks. Kaz is cool. Bill gates is a nerd and iwata has a lame hair cut... whats to love?
#32 Posted by sts106mat (20630 posts) -

[QUOTE="HalcyonScarlet"]

[QUOTE="sts106mat"]cows now listening to Edge?Floppy_Jim

yeah, I saw the irony. :P

A lot of the PS4 rumours came from Edge :?

.

majority of cows, hate Edge, think they are hugely biased towards MS and a waste of everyones time.....

#33 Posted by nintendoboy16 (28324 posts) -
If true, then I don't see this succeeding. Also campzor, you realize Sony isn't safe from these rumors either, right?
#34 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7626 posts) -
[QUOTE="campzor"][QUOTE="CanYouDiglt"][QUOTE="campzor"]

Seriously it is weird cows and their love for Kaz. There is no other fangroup that loves the president of the company of their console choice like cows. Seriously could you imagine lems having avatars or as many gifs of Bill Gates or any other Microsoft head guy the way cows do or Nintendo fans having Reggie things. Hell even look how they were with Kevin Butler. Cows are their obsession with not Playstation but Sony itself is just weird.

well the reason why lems dont (even though they used to) and why sheep dont is because their presidents sucks. Kaz is cool. Bill gates is a nerd and iwata has a lame hair cut... whats to love?

Ya seriously you did not just help what I said. The way you feel about a ceo of a company just because you like a console they make is weird. Face it you are not a Playstation fan you are a Sony fan. You are a fan of a company.
#35 Posted by tryagainlater (7445 posts) -

If this is true, Sony better not copy it or no next-gan consoles for me.

#36 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7329 posts) -

It's always online? If that's the case count me out for buying this and the fact that they remove used game usage.

#37 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
@ nintendoboy16 - yes i know, but if the vita is any indication.. it shouldnt be happening. @CanYouDigIt - Just having some fun dude. I dont have "feelings" for a CEO, I just like using the gifs with them as they are humorous.
#38 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

[QUOTE="Floppy_Jim"]

[QUOTE="HalcyonScarlet"]

yeah, I saw the irony. :P

sts106mat

A lot of the PS4 rumours came from Edge :?

.

majority of cows, hate Edge, think they are hugely biased towards MS and a waste of everyones time.....

The majority of cows isn't the TC, one single forum member is the TC. lol.

#39 Posted by MirkoS77 (8588 posts) -

I wouldn't go near that.

Thefatness16
Sad thing is, I think many people would.
#40 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7626 posts) -
[QUOTE="campzor"] @CanYouDigIt - Just having some fun dude. I dont have "feelings" for a CEO, I just like using the gifs with them as they are humorous.

You may not but many on here do and I always just found that just weird as hell. Even though I game on a few systems the 360 is the one I enjoyed the most but that does not mean I love Microsoft like how many on here love Sony. Sony has created a weird cult.
#41 Posted by rilpas (8161 posts) -
If true, then I won't buy the nextbox
#42 Posted by StrongDeadlift (5332 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"]cows now listening to Edge?campzor
dont shoot the messenger. Just reporting the "news" I dont believe it the next xbox will be always online... that is beyond pathetic.

It didnt say you need to always be online to play single player portions of its games. It says an internet connection will be required. Most likely because games will need to be unlocked and "activated" online and every game will probably come with activation keys next gen, just like the PS4 is rumored to be doing.

 

Personally I dont have a problem with this on either platform, because it also means every game will finally have TRUE full game installs.  That, we will always be able to redownload our games.

#44 Posted by Giancar (19076 posts) -
The only point that really bothers me is the always online thing. I doubt it is true though. They would be shooting themselves in the foot
Seriously it is weird cows and their love for Kaz. There is no other fangroup that loves the president of the company of their console choice like cows. Seriously could you imagine lems having avatars or as many gifs of Bill Gates or any other Microsoft head guy the way cows do or Nintendo fans having Reggie things. Hell even look how they were with Kevin Butler. Sony fanboys and their obsession with not Playstation but Sony itself is just weird.CanYouDiglt
1) It is a joke that was born in Neogaf 2) Reggie was actually the first one to have this kind of gifs. 3) Lol at thinking about Ballmer gifs.
#45 Posted by clyde46 (47816 posts) -

[QUOTE="campzor"][QUOTE="sts106mat"]cows now listening to Edge?StrongDeadlift

dont shoot the messenger. Just reporting the "news" I dont believe it the next xbox will be always online... that is beyond pathetic.

It didnt say you need to always be online to play single player portions of its games. It says an internet connection will be required. Most likely because games will need to be unlocked and "activated" online and every game will probably come with activation keys next gen, just like the PS4 is rumored to be doing.

 

Personally I dont have a problem with this on either platform, because it also means every game will finally have TRUE full game installs.  That, we will always be able to redownload our games.

 

Wasn't that the reason console users use to discredit Steam? Have fun only having licenses for your games.

 

#46 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8531 posts) -

Ouch, everything are negative apart from 50GB Blu-ray.

Sorry lems...

#47 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

If any console uses an always online DRM, I will simply not buy it.

That's where I draw the line.

#48 Posted by sts106mat (20630 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="Floppy_Jim"]

A lot of the PS4 rumours came from Edge :?

.

Floppy_Jim

majority of cows, hate Edge, think they are hugely biased towards MS and a waste of everyones time.....

The majority of cows isn't the TC, one single forum member is the TC. lol.

i see at least 3 or 4 cows on jut the fron page. every one knows all cows hate edge, its in their DNA.
#49 Posted by SecretPolice (23902 posts) -

[QUOTE="campzor"] @CanYouDigIt - Just having some fun dude. I dont have "feelings" for a CEO, I just like using the gifs with them as they are humorous.CanYouDiglt
You may not but many on here do and I always just found that just weird as hell. Even though I game on a few systems the 360 is the one I enjoyed the most but that does not mean I love Microsoft like how many on here love Sony. Sony has created a weird cult.

Agreed, It's been bothering me and it's quite embarrassing, this cult of personality the young heads full of mush seem dangerously tied to especially when it comes to much, much more important things than VG and having to do with world affairs where all that matters is that coolness of teh, cult of personality, flavor of the week. :?

#50 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

Can someone help me understand this.

I'm assuming to play a game you need to activate it with a one time code which ties the game to your account. If you get a used copy, you have to purchase this code in order for the game to work.

Is that right?