Rumours Spread As Xbox Launch Approaches
Next-generation game console set to be revealed later today in US...
Speculation has been mounting about the imminent big reveal of the next-generation Xboxgames console.
Microsoft is unveiling the long-awaited device at an Apple-style press event in Washington this evening - but much of the specification for it has reportedly been leaked already.
The machine - which may be called Xbox 720, Infinity, Fusion or something else entirely - looks set to be much more of a multimedia entertainment hub than its predecessor.
Company spokesman Major Nelson has previously said of the new Xbox: "We'll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment."
And it has been speculated that Microsoft could team up with cable companies and/or broadcasters to offer TV and movies in a bid to compete with set-top boxes.
Hardware-wise, it is expected to boast an eight-core processor, 8GB of memory and a Blu-ray drive (just like Sony's rival PS4).
A new version of motion-capture control system Kinect is also expected to be launched with the new machine.
And games for launch are rumoured to include a new Forza driving title, a fresh Fifa football game and Halo 5.