The Xbox Durango leaker tweeted “police raided me”, later adding that it was an “FBI agent and 7-8 police” officers that arrived at his house with search warrants. The industry insider also wrote: “I find it hilarious how the warrant only really mentions ‘Microsoft’, ‘eBay’, ‘PayPal’.”
Perhaps catching the attention of the authorities was the eBay auction SuperDaE started for an alleged development kit for the next-gen Xbox, codenamed Durango. The bidding for the Durango PC on eBay finished today, with the final price settling at just over AU $50,000 (£33,000).
The SuperDaE character is suspected to be a developer and has been the source of many of the Xbox Durango hardware rumours circulating online. He has already said the next Microsoft console will come with an always-on Xbox Kinect sensor built-in, and could make game installations obligatory.
Xbox 720 Rumours
Latest leaks have detailed the prospective specs for the Xbox 720, which could have the same 8-core processor as the Sony PS4 but with a boosted 8GB of RAM, in comparison to the Sony console’s 4GB.
Games will reportedly be played on Blu-ray discs, seeing as the upcoming Microsoft console should feature a Blu-ray drive. The current HDD system offered by the Xbox 360 allowing users to upgrade their storage may be scrapped, with the Xbox 720 instead utilising a fixed hard drive design.
The Xbox 720 launch could also be paired with four new Microsoft IPs, including a title codenamed ‘Mango’ from Ubisoft with a huge budget of around £11.5 million. The former Microsoft Games Studios Vancouver, Black Tusk, also revealed it is working on an Xbox 720 unique IP tipped to be a AAA grade shooter experience with Kinect.
An Xbox 720 launch is all-but-confirmed for E3 2013, with latest reports setting an Xbox 720 release date for some time in October 2013.
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