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Xbox 720 launch date set for April 26?

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We could be seeing the Xbox 720 as soon as April 26, if a tweet from the Associate Editor of gaming specialist CVG is to be believed.

Rob Crossley cites a “trusted source” claiming that the next-generation Xbox 720 launch event is due to occur on April 26, backing up other April reveal rumours.

“The next Xbox event is scheduled for April 26th, I’ve been told by someone I trust. Microsoft may change date, obvs, but diarise tentatively,” tweeted Crossley.

Said to be caught off guard by the recent Sony PS4 reveal last week, Microsoft could be changing its launch plans for its next-gen console.

Supposedly, an events company linked to Microsoft snapped up the domain name “XboxEvent.com”, leading to further speculation about an upcoming Xbox 720 launch.

Microsoft has also been quietly gathering up domain names linked to “Xbox Gold” in past weeks, including XboxGold.org, Xbox-Gold.com, and web addresses like XboxGold.cn, XboxGold.eu, XboxGold.au and XboxGold.asia. Understandably, this has sparked the rumours that the next Xbox console could be called Xbox Gold, but it could just be Microsoft protecting the brand of its online gaming service, Xbox Live Gold.

Xbox 720 Rumours

Like the Sony PS4, the next-gen Xbox is due to hit stores come this year’s Christmas period, but Microsoft has been tight lipped about what the upcoming console will offer its fans.

According to alleged leaked patent filings, the Xbox 720 will feature an eight-core processor with 8GB of RAM, with a fixed hard drive dissimilar to the modular HDD design used in the Xbox 360.

The latest Xbox 720 rumours suggest the device will feature the newly remodelled Kinect 2 motion gaming peripheral, and two separate CPUs for dedicated gaming and multimedia processing. It could also integrate the long rumoured Xbox TV service as well as 3D technology.

Although Microsoft has yet to offer any confirmation as to the existence of the Xbox 720 console, recent reports suggest the next-gen console will launch alongside new Microsoft Xbox 720 IPs, including an all new entertainment system.

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