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GDC 2009: Next-Gen XBox Confirmed by Developer


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286w ago - Exciting news for gamers - Microsoft is deep in the development process for the successor to the Xbox 360 games console, it's been revealed.

To quote: One of the first credible reports on the topic, Blizzard's Rob Pardo has confirmed that his company has taken part in talks with Microsoft about the next-next-gen console.

That Microsoft will launch another console at sometime in the future isn't exactly rocket science, but this news suggests the company plans to replace its current 4-year-old system soon.

Speaking at a lunch at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Pardo did not provide hardware details - only that Blizzard is "actively in discussions with Microsoft" about the new gaming hardware.

Blizzard is the publisher behind the World of Warcraft games, and Pardo reported that he suggested to Microsoft that the next model should have improved input devices that would allow real-time strategy games (and the like) to be better ported to consoles.



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mihaiolimpiu's Avatar
#4 - mihaiolimpiu - 286w ago
Super White is not a scaler!!

"YPbPr: Superwhite on" is for certain TVs or PJs only but won't hurt anything so enable it just in case your TV/PJ supports it. To test this just press info on your remote and you will see games run in 720p and not 1080p! -> I know you could FORCE your games to run in 1080p only res, but most of them just don't even start if you only select 1080p!

SCEI only gave access to hardware accelerated horizontal scaling. Horizontal scaling on its own cannot upscale a 720p image into 1080p/i --this would require both horizontal and vertical scaling. This scaler is only accesible to devs and not end users!

YOU do your research first and not fanboy comments!

Oooh and by the way I own a first gen PS3 Pal 60 Gigger with ps2 BC running on a LG FULL HD 94 cm LCD!!! Yes Full HD!!! And I own more then a dozen games!! (That is alot here and considering I'm 28)


P.S.: "The 360 is at it's full potential and the PS3 isn't yet. So I don't understand how you can say the 360 is just as good. ??!?" Where do you get this stuff out?!?!? You make me sound like a XBOX BOT - which I'm not! But just saying my system is better than yours because I own mine and you don't is just plain wrong!!!

CyanCaze's Avatar
#3 - CyanCaze - 286w ago
Your reply to my comment is just wrong. I'm not sure exactly what you meant by "Neither console, XBOX 360 or PS3 has the power to run full detail games" However I do believe you are mistaken since the PS3 can go to 1080P and has a built in upscaler called "Super White" which is a option you have to enable.

But I must ask you if you own a PS3. Because in terms of being a true next gen system I think you are wrong as well.

I would agree that the Xbox 360 isn't a next gen console, but graphics wise the PS3 is capable of much much more. The 360 is at it's full potential and the PS3 isn't yet. So I don't understand how you can say the 360 is just as good.

mihaiolimpiu's Avatar
#2 - mihaiolimpiu - 286w ago
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I would laugh if the PS3 has more power then the new Xbox.


That is not even remotely possible, considering none of the current consoles are even next gen! Neither console, XBOX 360 or PS3 has the power to run full detail games (let's just not mention here Wipeout HD and some other games) at full HD but only on 720p Res or even sub HD res and then upscaled to 720! Remember the Xbox does this job much better than PS3 because of the HANA/ANA scaler chip!

Do you really think Microsoft will develop a console that is crappier than current gen XBOX?!?! Don't think so!

I mean... The Xbox is like on par with the PS3 now.. Do you think the XBox 720 will be too???

CyanCaze's Avatar
#1 - CyanCaze - 286w ago
I would laugh if the PS3 has more power then the new Xbox.

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