The speculation surrounding Microsoft’s follow up to the Xbox 360 continues. The latest Windows Weekly podcast estimated a CES 2012 reveal for the 720, currently using the codename “Project Ten”. According to podcast host – and SuperSite for Windows owner – Paul Thurott, the new console will feature both the Microsoft SilverLight video plugin, as well as the Metro UI currently operating on Windows Phone 7. Thurott also theorized a Holiday 2012 release for the system, placing it in direct competition with Nintendo’s Wii U.
The CES 2012 reveal theory was echoed by French website Xboxygen, who call the hardware the “Xbox Loop”. According to the website (as translated by VG247), the reveal will be hosted by Xbox Live’s Major Nelson. Allegedly, Microsoft currently has two divisions at work on the console, “Loop” handling the software and “Infinity” working on the hardware. The system also reportedly holds a powerful hex-core CPU with 2GB of DDR3 RAM.
Think Holiday 2012 is too soon for the Xbox 720/Loop, EGs? What do you think of the hardware specs and features rumored so far? Discuss below!