Xbox 720 Tipped To Be Matte-Black Gaming Tablet, No Direct 360 Successor

While we are all hoping that the rumored Microsoft Xbox 720 will be a true successor the Xbox 360 and bring hardware that will take gaming to the next level, more rumors have surfaced which once again suggest that the Xbox 720 may be a tablet instead of a traditional games console.

Xbox 720 tipped to be a gaming tablet instead of a console like the Xbox 360

According to Xbox World Magazine, it ‘will be a matte-black media hub with a mission to bring games to life in your living room with augmented reality, directional sound, and a four-player, finger-tracking Kinect.’

‘That touchscreen will be second only to Kinect in how you operate your console,’ says the magazine, via CVG. ‘It could be a remote control when you’re watching TV, a browser when you’re on the internet, extra buttons and information when you’re playing a game or a portable display when you want to take your game with you.’ The tablet itself is further described as, ‘an HD screen surrounded by the traditional 360 buttons and sticks.’

The magazine even goes further to hint that it may cost £399, which brings it in the same territory as the iPad instead of gaming consoles like the PS3 and current Xbox 360.

If these rumors pan out then it may not end up being that 360 successor that we were all hoping for. More on this as it develops.

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