Where there’s smoke….well, you know the rest. An industry source has told Kotaku that the next Xbox will use Blu-ray as its main disc, and will also feature some sort of anti-used game technology in an effort to choke the used games market.
If MS were to go with Blu-ray like Sony’s PS3, it would be a massive upgrade from Xbox 360′s current use of DVD, a format with a 9GB maximum capacity. Microsoft would also be giving Sony some money every time an “Xbox 720″ is sold because of the firm’s involvement in developing the Blu-ray format, although it won’t be much since Blu-ray prices have dropped significantly, and Sony wasn’t the only company behind the technology.
The anti-used game portion wasn’t elaborated on by the Kotaku source.
Another source told the website that Microsoft will introduce “Kinect 2″ with the next Xbox, coming with its own board-processor, a feature that was planned for the first iteration but dropped because of price.
The next Xbox’s controller will be smaller than Xbox 360′s.
And there you have it, folks. Xbox-whatever will be one hell of a machine.