Crytek: Xbox 720 Coming at E3 2012

One of the best things about shows like E3, Computex and CES is that they put long-standing rumors to rest. Sure, these rumors might not even exist without the shows but, if anything, they at least squash speculation about new products for another 12 months or so. With E3 2011 all done and dusted, talk of E3 2012 has already begun, and for now, the Xbox 720 is the subject.

According to the latest rumors, Microsoft will use next year’s E3 show to preview its new console, the Xbox 720. VideoGamer cites Crytek in reporting the news, adding that Microsoft will announce and launch its new console ahead of Sony.

There isn’t much in the way of details available right now, but the Crysis developer reportedly told VideoGamer that it’s using Microsoft's DirectX 11 as the current basis for next-generation development.

Neither Microsoft nor Crytek are commenting on the story, so take it with a grain of salt until we hear something more official.

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  • I'm just happy game developers will be able to push the envelope on graphics a little further.

    This is a good thing for all gamers.

    Consoles have began to retard game development (graphically, and in some games in every aspect cough*Call of Duty*cough), but this should help at least the graphics concept. Especially considering console gamers vastly outnumber PC gamers.
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  • yay lets pay 600 bucks for a pile of dog crap that a 600 buck current gen PC can thrash -_-

    AND, lets not forget, it will have LAST GEN tech in it

    i hate consoles
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  • Personally decided not to upgrade my PC any more, since no game takes advantage of the hardware. I will upgrade once new consoles are out after that no upgrades for next 5 years. Funny i used to upgrade much more regularly before tech was held back by console. Looks like its a loss loss situation for AMD / Nvidia / Intel.
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  • yay lets pay 600 bucks for a pile of dog crap that a 600 buck current gen PC can thrash -_-

    AND, lets not forget, it will have LAST GEN tech in it

    i hate consoles
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  • yes, finally! there updating the stupid thing.
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  • I'm just happy game developers will be able to push the envelope on graphics a little further.

    This is a good thing for all gamers.

    Consoles have began to retard game development (graphically, and in some games in every aspect cough*Call of Duty*cough), but this should help at least the graphics concept. Especially considering console gamers vastly outnumber PC gamers.
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