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"Xbox 3" is in beta, kits on their way to developers - rumour

Man behind "Durango"/Kinect 2 leak spreads more gossip

Microsoft's next generation Xbox console has now entered the beta phase of development, according to the source behind the release of a rumoured prototype Kinect 2 interface image in August. Apparently, new kits are winging their way to developer doorsteps as we speak.

"Xbox 3 is officially Beta, congrats," the user known as SuperDAE wrote in a now-deleted Twitter exchange screen-capped by Gamechup. "Awaiting kits arrival to door."

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Colour this one highly suspect for the moment, obviously, but SuperDAE does have form in this area. Developer contacts close to the Verge have claimed that the aforesaid Kinect 2 image (left) is the real deal.

Another, recent Xbox 720 rumour alleges that the device is code-named "Kryptos", rather than "Durango", and that pending the outcome of certain technical dilemmas it'll enter production this year. Only a few days to go, then. One of Bloomberg's contacts believes that Microsoft will host a dedicated event for its next gen Xbox, rather than showcasing at E3 2013.

Fond of enigmas? Consider the 13 greatest Xbox mysteries of 2013.

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