According to an IGN source, assembly of Microsoft’s next-generation console “started recently” in a Texan branch of electronics company Flextronics, the same manufacturer of the Xbox 360 and the original Xbox.
The site states that Flextronics “created a new testing group separate from the rest of the company prior to reaching the manufacturing stage.
“This team was solely dedicated to comprehensive marketing, software, and hardware tests of the next Xbox.
“With that activity concluded, Flextronics started building the hardware.”
If the source is correct, though, it still doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll be seeing the next Xbox on store shelves anytime soon.
Microsoft has stated previously that it has no intention of showing its next Xbox at next month’s E3, suggesting we’re still some way off of seeing what the next-generation has in store.
As such, the site speculates that the console’s manufacturing could be limited to devkits, hardware provided to developers that lets them develop software to near-final hardware specifications.
Microsoft told the site that it does “not comment on rumors or speculation.”
The next Xbox, reportedly codenamed Durango, is rumoured to launch next year.
Yesterday, GamerZines revealed that The Creative Assembly’s upcoming Alien game would be a next-generation title.
Company of Heroes 2, Batman: Arkham Origins, Grand Theft Auto V, Watch_Dogs, Beyond: Two Souls and Night of the Rabbit previews.Download Now!