Xbox 720 Durango Kinect 2.0 Specs Leaked, 1080p, USB 3.0
A new leak names a next-gen console as "Durango," with each Durango (even the base units) shipping with the future iteration of Kinect. In other words, Microsoft will be leaning so heavily on motion and voice, that every single next-gen Xbox will include it from the factory. Beyond that, the sensor technology is said to be markedly better than the one introduced years ago. There's an improved field of view (allowing more players to compete), higher resolutions are recognized (for more precise movements), and there's far less latency (for quick responses from the console). Essentially, it's going to be faster, better, and more capable in just about every notable area. And yes, 1080p resolution and USB 3.0 inputs are touted as well.
It'll be interesting to see if Sony follows suit today, and if it integrates a next-generation Move platform into the PlayStation 4. Motion gaming has taken off in a major way, but it's unclear if Sony is completely sold on it. While Kinect was a barn-burner for Microsoft, Move didn't do as well for Sony. Let the next-gen console wars begin!