Rumor: Next Xbox “Durango” To Be Released In 2013, Is Six Times As Powerful As Xbox 360

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XBOX Durango is now rumored to come out in 2013. The specs will be quite impressive, making the Durango (codename) 6 times as powerful as the XBOX 360.

New information on the next-gen Xbox says a 2013 release is on, and it’ll be six times as powerful as the current Xbox

If all the rumours of the next Xbox turned out to be true, then we would see a console without a disc drive and with a smaller controller (despite the ergonomics of the current Xbox’s being very well received). New rumours from IGN, which they have put a strong amount of faith in, have revealed what the next Xbox will be made up of.

The first details are that production of the next Xbox’s GPU will begin towards the end of 2012, though the insides will be completely different than what the current Xbox uses. The processor will apparently be based on the AMD 6000 series, which was released last year, rather than the 7000 series. IGN’s sources say it will be similar to the Radeon HD 6670, which supports DirectX11 and 1080p output.

The report also goes on to say that the next Xbox is expected to be six times as powerful as the Xbox 360, and will “yield 20-percent greater performance” than the Wii U.

Development kits are also going to hit in August, according to the report.

No next-gen reveal at E3 2012

Despite the continuing flurry of rumours, Microsoft are insisting that there is no new Xbox on the horizon.

Head of PR, David Dennis, said “there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon.” He also said that 2012 is set to be the best year ever for the Xbox 360, so there is no need to reveal a new console.

Of course, no one would be surprised if Microsoft did reveal the next Xbox at E3 2012. With the Wii U launching this year, Microsoft and Sony will be trying to take the focus away from Nintendo as much as possible. A new console announcement would do that, but at the same time would take the focus away from Microsoft’s late 2012 releases such as Assassin’s Creed 3 and Halo 4.

The next Xbox, codenamed “Durango,” according to a summit meeting in London earlier this year, has no confirmed release date or official name.

Published: Friday, March 16th, 2012 Last Modified: March 20, 2012

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