Xbox 720: ‘Real’ Next-Gen Durango Dev Kit Offered For Sale – Report
The next Xbox is in the hands of developers in the form of a basic-looking PC dev kit, a report has claimed, following images of the alleged hardware being posted online.
Xbox 720/Durango development kits had already been thought to be in the hands of developers, but Digital Foundry spoke to various sources – all of which apparently confirmed the hardware’s authenticity.
The owner of the kit, a midi-sized black PC tower, was at one point offering the unit for sale on a developer forum for $10,000, and revealed the Alpha kit to be a 64-bit, DirectX 11-capable machine with specs that include an Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU and “more than 8GB” of RAM.
The specs won’t necessarily be close to any final product, but will be a rough target platform for studios currently working on next-gen games – which includes id Software, Epic Games, Crystal Dynamics, Bethesda and EA.
Microsoft and Sony are widely expected to expand on their next-gen plans sometime next year.