Xbox 720 to Have Kinect 2 Built In to Console
The upcoming Xbox 720 console or rumored next-generation Microsoft gaming system will have Kinect 2 built into it.
This news originated in a recent leak of illustrations that demonstrate some of the system's features. However, none of this has been confirmed by Microsoft.
The leaked images show how the new Xbox system will be able to track four players simultaneously and how it will have stronger integration with the PC and Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft is also reportedly working on Kinect Glasses made specifically for enhancing the experience of the built-in accessory. The Glasses can reportedly be used with the system and on-the-go.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Microsoft is working on integrating Skype into the console, according to a job posting released by the company a few months ago. It was seeking out software developers who could assist with the process of implementing the communication application into its console.
"We're building the next generations of our products and technology right here in London and Skype is looking to hire a Software Development Engineer to contribute to the development of our experiences on Xbox," said Microsoft on a job posting on its website.
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Whether the company is planning to add Skype to the Xbox 360 or next-gen Microsoft console is unconfirmed.
The fact that Microsoft just started looking for an engineer shows that Skype will not appear on an Xbox for quite awhile. It also points to the software appearing on the next-generation device rather than the Xbox 360.
And even though Microsoft said it will support the 360 for a long time, the company still plans to unveil its next-generation system sometime next year.
The rumored name for the system is the Xbox 720, but that is still subject to change since nothing has been confirmed about it from Microsoft.