Next Xbox ‘Smaller’ With ‘Flattened’ Controllers?


May 4, 2013
A new rumor may have provided the first details about Microsoft’s next console and controllers. According to The Verge, anonymous sources suggest that the new console is “smaller and denser” than the Xbox 360 with “newly designed controllers that are said to be ‘flattened’ in appearance.”

Microsoft is also said to be prepping a new dashboard update for the Xbox 360 to prepare for the transition to its new console. The update will reportedly enter beta in late June or early July with a final release planned for August, and will feature a user interface update to more closely align with smaller Live Tiles like those coming to Windows 8.1. Microsoft is also allegedly “tweaking the look of the Xbox dashboard, with the possibility of darker or lighter themes.”

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