Rumor: Xbox 720 will have built-in Kinect

Posted by Mike Luttrell

Some new details are emerging about Microsoft's next video game console.

E3 just wrapped up last week, and as expected Microsoft provided absolutely no details about the next version of its Xbox product line.

However, there are some new supposedly leaked details that shed insight to what the company is working on behind-the-scenes.

Based on what has been presented as a confidential series of concept art, it looks like Kinect isn't going away.

In fact, it appears to be one of the major points of the Xbox 720. If these leaks are to be believed, the new console will have "Kinect v2" built directly into the console, so there will be no need for an extra peripheral.

Among the enhancements referenced are the ability to track four players simultaneously, stronger integration with other devices like the PC and Windows Phone, and just all-around more powerful performance.

Another interesting thing mentioned in the leak is a project Microsoft is reportedly working on, called Kinect Glasses, which has hints of Google's Project Glass in it.

Few solid details are laid out, but it looks like they'll both enhance your core experience with the Xbox 720, and can be used on-the-go as well.

And the biggest piece of information from this alleged document - the console will launch at a nice price point of $299.

This current generation of consoles is breaking all the rules because of the "future-proof" mechanisms built into the Xbox 360 and PS3, so the next round of consoles will be even more fascinating to watch.