Is the future solid state for the next Xbox?
More rumours have emerged pointing to the next generation of Xbox ditching disc drives altogether and going with some kind of solid state media format.
According to MCV's anonymous sources in the know the new Xbox will not feature any kind of optical media drive, instead opting for some kind of interchangeable flash-ROM format instead.
It is unclear whether this will be a standard media format like SD cards or a proprietary format Microsoft has developed for the console. Given the laser-burning issues that the 360 has continued to have it would certainly be the most simple solution to move away from DVDs and back to solid state media.
Microsoft responded to the rumours stating, "Xbox 360 has found new ways to extend its lifecycle like introducing the world to controller-free experiences with Kinect and re-inventing the console with a new dashboard and new entertainment content partnerships. We are always thinking about what is next for our platform and how to continue to defy the lifecycle convention. Beyond that we do not comment on rumors or speculation."
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