Back in November, we were jawing about the purported “Xbox Surface” 7in tablet, expected to arrive alongside the next Xbox.
Fast-forward a couple of months, and we’re being told that the Xbox Surface will in fact be called the X-Surface. Interesting.
We’re thanking an anonymous source of Pocket-lint, though even the Pocketrons admit to a certain degree of trepidation.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any X-Surface specs to chew on, though the source claims to have "witnessed Unreal Engine 3 demos running at a solid 60fps".
As for the X-Surface’s operating system, it won’t be Windows 8 or even Windows 8 RT-based, instead functioning as a standalone gaming system with access to the Xbox’s games, music and video hubs.
We’re also told that it “will not have a desktop as part of its operating system, rather be entirely focused on playing full console-quality games.”
The previously leaked spec sheet mentioned the proprietary 2.4GHz wireless protocol, which would welcome compatibility with Xbox 360 controllers.
The source goes on to spill several beans pertaining to the full console, which will simply be called Xbox, with eight cores at 1.9GHz and a spanking new controller – currently being designed by two teams.
Unsurprisingly, Microsoft hasn’t said a great deal about its next Xbox, but we’re hoping to learn more at E3 in June.