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Rumor Has It: New Xbox named Xbox+ and may have Blu-Ray

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So rumor has it that Graphics Programmer Ryan Geiss may have made a little slip up when posting some news on his website. Now firstly you should know that Geiss is a full-time programer at Microsoft. He is currently working on Project Natal and other next-gen console projects.

Back to business though: apparently he stated the following in his post:

“I can finally disclose that I’m one of the core developers of the human-tracking algorithms for Project Natal (click for more info), bringing full-body motion control to the Xbox 360+”

Now the key to the rumor is the last part that may have been a typo but that’s unlikely considering its hard to accidentally type a ‘+’. Hence the prevailing questions: Did Geiss make a typo or did he accidentally denote that the Xbox 360/Project Natal bundle and potential 1TB HDD SKU’s may just be called Xbox 360plus.

As far as I’m concerned its a case of potato and uhm potato. Wow that’s hard to do in text. All I want to know is how much will it all cost and will I be able to buy the HDD separately?

[Update] The source site has been updated with some extra information confirming the Xbox+ (X+) moniker as well as stating that the X+ may also carry Blu-Ray functionality.

They go on to stress that this isn’t a new console launch and all games that work on the Xbox 360 will work on the X+ and vica versa. It’s more just Microsoft attempting to get away from the RROD and E73 issues,

Source: xboxeveolved

Last Updated: July 29, 2009


  1. easy

    July 29, 2009 at 12:01

    lol and they can add ylod to their already impressive arsenal :biggrin:


  2. Bacon

    July 29, 2009 at 12:16

    It will be interesting to see how much this will cost now.


  3. janrik

    July 29, 2009 at 12:22

    It has been debunked allready.

    Go dig around N4G for info.


  4. LazySAGamer

    July 29, 2009 at 12:27

    bah humbug I haven’t been able to update anything for the past 8 hours 🙁

    A Blu-Ray enabled Xbox 360 isn’t anything I would expect anytime soon though


  5. janrik

    July 29, 2009 at 14:42

    There is a Peter M statement somewhere on the web saying the same thing.

    THey have ‘instant 1080P’ streaming, Blu ray is last gen.

    Nice. If you have a 8mbs or faster line.


  6. easy

    July 29, 2009 at 15:21

    right now, nothing beats physical media… especially sitting on the arse end of africa.

    anyway, how long do you think its going to take before us south african’s can download multiple gb’s worth of games and movies, and at what cost?
    too long for me to wait, so i’m happy with last gen tech that allows me to watch and play hd content.

    instant 1080p :w00t:


  7. janrik

    July 29, 2009 at 15:23

    Download? Mmm, R130 for 30 gigs = Plenty

    used to be R70 of all you can scarf, but the plugged the hole 🙁


  8. WitWolfyZA

    July 29, 2009 at 15:33

    oh i wish we still in the old Transvaal, where things where cheap,mxit was non exsistant.. and people ate boerwors hotdogs for breakfast…. Oh why must we suffer so!


  9. WitWolfyZA

    July 29, 2009 at 15:34

    And plus Blu ray on Xbox? Its like saying PSN will have subscription fees. Not gonna happen


  10. easy

    July 29, 2009 at 15:50

    that sounds like a jibe?


  11. WitWolfyZA

    July 29, 2009 at 16:00

    whats that like some kind of kwaito?


  12. Fox1

    July 29, 2009 at 16:34

    lol, the PSU has a yellow light :biggrin:


  13. Faheem

    July 29, 2009 at 16:53

    LOL yeah and the net was on dial-up :silly:


  14. Faheem

    July 29, 2009 at 16:56

    :wassat: Although – I also Have to ask – what’s a ‘jibe’… I’m in PE. So to semi-quote Garreth Cliff and EASY, its the armpit of the arse-end of Africa. :pinch:


  15. easy

    July 29, 2009 at 17:01

    jibe not jive.

    jibe 1
    an insulting or taunting remark
    [jibing, jibed]
    to make insulting or taunting remarks


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