Rumors on Microsoft’s next-generation console don’t seem to cease and here comes yet another rumor on the Xbox 720.
According the latest issue of Xbox World magazine, the development kits for the next XBOX have been around for at least a month, having been sent to various developers in March.
The first kits were shipped after the famous “secret conference” that took place in London on February 28, where Microsoft presented to a select number of programmers the specifications of the new machine, code-named Durango.
The kits include an IBM PowerPC central processing unit with 16 cores, an update to the three cores found on the Xbox 360.
The machine will also pack a GPU equivalent to AMD’s Randeon HD 7000-series graphic cards and a Blu-ray drive.
Analysts speculate that the device is likely to be unveiled somewhere in 2013 given that Microsoft is already shipping the kits.