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Rumor Report: the New Xbox is Getting a Touchscreen Controller

Jordan Haygood

“The next Xbox will be a matt-black media hub with a mission to bring games to life in your living room with augmented reality, directional sound, and a four-player finger-tracking Kinect. We told you all that last month. This month, our sources tell us it will have a touchscreen, too." These are the words uttered by Xbox World Magazine in their March 2012 issue.


According to the article, Microsoft is planning on doing...pretty much what Nintendo is doing - giving the controller of their new console an HD touchscreen. But unlike the Wii U controller, the Nextbox controller will supposedly have “a shape closer to Sony“s sleek Vita handheld/Apple“s iPad than Wii U“s bulky unitâ€.



“On 360 that touchscreen will be second only to Kinect in how you operate your console," said Xbox World as they continued talking about the specs of the new console's controller. "It could be a remote control when you“re watching TV, a browser when you“re on the internet, extra buttons and information when playing a game or a portable display when you want to take your game with you."



Of course, the magazine also stated that the new console will more than likely be pretty expensive. And considering the original price of the Xbox 360, it very well may. Especially if Kinect is involved in any way. If what Xbox World says it accurate at all, we should expect to see the Xbox 720 at this year's E3.


What are your thoughts on this rumor? Would you like to see a touchscreen on the new Xbox?


Source: Gaming Everything

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Stupid, stupid idea! They haven't even ironed out the many creases of Kinect yet & they are already going to try something that most likely is not going to work! The idea of Kinect was so that you wouldn't need to use a controller!

I have to say but Microsoft aren't Nintendo! Obviously Nintendo ahve been working on the Wii U for quite some time & I'm guessing that Microsoft only thought of this touchscreen idea after Nintendo announced the Wii U. So they really don't have that many ideas for it other than being a remote control for your tv (really?).

I think Microsoft are focusing too much on trying to turn the console into an all you need entertainment hub instead of a gaming console.

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