In this article, we will discuss the possible Xbox 720 controller specs & design, its Operating System (OS), and Xbox 720 storage. If we are talking about the Xbox 720 controller, it will most likely involve an enhanced version of the Microsoft’s Kinect hardware that will be incorporated with the new Xbox. This suggests that gesture-control gaming is here to stay. The Kinect has already topped sales of over 10+ million units sold. The game pad however, will still likely be the choice for experienced gamers. We can expect the new Xbox 720 to include both the traditional game pad and the newer upgraded Kinect-type protocol.
What do you prefer the new Xbox 720 controller design to be like ? Are you more of the old-school gamer with the physical game pad or more of the contemporary new-age gamer with hand motion sensors ? Personally, I’d prefer the old-school game pad, however, we will most likely see a combination of both technology … perhaps a type of a hybrid controller, with both motion sensor and physical game pad play. We can only wait and see what comes out in store for us.
In terms of rumors surrounding what the Xbox 720 would run on, it could be a possibility that the Xbox 720 could run on Windows 8. This is because Microsoft would want to create a store for apps and games that could work between Windows Phone, Windows OS, and the new Xbox. Windows 8 could provide Microsoft with a competitive edge against Apple’s Application Store. Being how popular apps are, Microsoft would want to cross-platform with its other products to create downloadable games/apps in its own version of the app store. This would allow gamers to purchase apps/games on their Windows Phone, PCs, and game console.
Xbox 720 could possibly have cloud storage, as we move forward into the future, we may give way to physical storage, as we have seen with the success of Steam for PC gamers and for OnLive gaming. Cloud gaming is the future; we could possibly see an incorporation of this technology in the new generation console. The other option we could see is a possibility for Blu-ray, similar to how Sony’s Playstation 3 already has Blu-ray included in its console. However, Microsoft has refused to add it to the current Xbox 360. Other less likely alternatives for storage could include the outdated flash drives or game cartridges that Nintendo uses. What do you think would be the best alternative for Xbox 720 storage ?