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‘Xbox Next’ Game Console Spotted Now in Hands of Developers and Electronic Arts Studio

We already know, that Nintendo plans to unveil its successor to the Wii at E3 which’s taking place in a months time. But, what about Microsoft? Apparently, sources are claiming that Xbox Next has been given to a few developers including an unidentified Electronic Arts studio for software development.

Now, the Xbox Next doesn’t look like a finished product as it is simply a bunch of hardware in a PC-like shell.

As far as whats new, sources are saying that it wont be too drastic. All we might see really is “enhanced support for Kinect with just a couple of alterations.” What remains unknown is the hardware specs.

Develop’s source says it’s basically the system’s guts in a PC shell. Like the current model, in other words, only without the stylish beveled edges, green-lit leds, and sexy fan-fins.

This seems obvious that Microsoft wants to push the software development for its new Xbox console. Perhaps the Xbox Next will launch sooner than expected? Will we see an announcement at E3? It would make sense for Microsoft to announce the Xbox Next in some sort of fashion at E3, only to take some of the attention away from Nintendo.

[Via: Techland]

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