The next generation Xbox will be significantly smaller and far less expensive, a recent report claims. A blogger called MS nerd, who has previously reported early accurate news, says the machine will contain ARM-based processors and will run Windows version 9.
“The Xbox is another story altogether. With a heady mix of rumors, tips and speculation, I am now stating that Xboxcodename “loop” (the erstwhile XboxTV) will indeed debut a modified Win9 core. It will use a Zune HD-like hardware platform—a “main” processor with multiple dedicated assistive cores for graphics, AI, physics, sound, networking, encryption and sensors. It will be custom designed by Microsoft and two partners based on the ARM architecture. It will be cheaper than the 360, further enabling Kinect adoption. And it will be far smaller than the 360. It will also demonstrate how Windows Phone could possible implement Win9’s dev platform on the lower end“
It’ll be interesting to see if Microsoft can pull off all these great feats and succeed in the market over the next five years.