Durango Leak: All Games Installed Onto Hard Drives From Disc ‘Play from optical disc not supported’

March 24, 2013

According to VGleaks, the new Xbox will have all of your games installed onto the HDD and here’s the bad part. You can’t play the games on the disc itself!

Now this may sound like a terrible idea, but there is some sense in it being as it will speed up the loading times of games as a standard, in the XDK (see below) it will have a big enough hard drive to store multiple games, but I know someone who has quite literally, a shed load of Xbox games and no hard drive would ever be big enough for the amount of games he has! ( I’ve tried converting him to PS3, but he’s having none of it).

It’s pretty hard to read, so I’ll sum it up down here!

Amongst other things mentioned in the picture, were that the Durango will have a Blu-ray player, used for ‘distribution’ only. Don’t worry, as soon as you put your Xbox disc into the new console, there isn’t a 5 hour waiting time, you can play it straight away!

Every Durango console will have a hard drive, although its exact capacity has not been chosen. It will be large enough, however, to hold a large number of games. All games will be installed on the hard drive. Play from optical disc will not be supported.

Durango consoles will have Blu-ray disc drive. Disc media will be used for distribution, but during gameplay, games will not use content from optical disc. An installation system is being designed that will allow gamers to begin playing while the game is being installed on the hard drive rather than waiting until installation is complete.

The new console seems to have a similar feature like the PS4′s ‘suspend/resume’. Which is one of my favourite features of the PS4 personally.

Durango will implement different power states so that it can always be powered on, but will draw minimal electricity when not in use. The console will be ready instantly when users want to play,and will always maintain a network connection so that console software and games are always current. With this ‘Always On, Always Connected’ design, users will quickly and easily enjoy their connected entertainment experiences, with no waiting for the console to restart or install updates.

Wait, it can *always* be powered on?!?
I can’t wait to play my new Xbox on the moon!

Also, true to rumour, the overview says there will be a new ‘high-fidelity’ Kinect Sensor, and if not connected, the system will not operate.

Every Durango console will be sold with a new high-fidelity Kinect Sensor, which will be required for the system to operate. The console will provide HD videos, and will use new depth sensor technology to provide better screen resolution and less noisy depth data. Active infrared illumination will provide high-quality monochrome images even in low ambient light conditions. A wider field of view allows play in smaller spaces and removes the need for a tilt motor.


Just like the PS4 it will have a new and improved controller, which is apparently the ‘best-in-class’. I have to admit, the Xbox controller has a nice pair of…….. triggers.  I could never get used to the Xbox controller though, it felt like learning a new language.

The Durango controller will make the best-in-class Xbox 360 controller even better. It will have low-latency wireless connectivity to the console, and improve ergonomics. System interactions that use the controller will be simplified to make them easier for noncore gamers.


Now before you cry, and then consider getting the PS4, at the top of the picture it says:

This documentation is preliminary and subject to change

(I’d still consider getting a PS4 though ;) )

Do you like the idea that all games must be installed onto the Xbox?

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