Skip to main content

Long read: The beauty and drama of video games and their clouds

"It's a little bit hard to work out without knowing the altitude of that dragon..."

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Xbox 'blueprint' leaked

It may look like a VCR, but it's actually a console, and a nicely expandable one at that

Apparently this image, courtesy of Xbox365.com, is an early sketch (done in MS Paint no doubt) of the Xbox's exterior design. It looks surprisingly like a VCR or a "normal" console with its desktop design and central DVD drive. The lower access point for additional hard-disk storage devices is an interesting touch, and would fall in line with what was being said last month about larger hard-drive capacities as an optional extra. The multitude of extra outputs on the back is also an eye-catcher, with support for VGA, HDTV, S-Video (in and out) as well as proper AV support. The presence of 4 USB ports is also a giveaway as to how Microsoft may intend to offer peripheral controllers on top of the four front-mounted controller ports. It may be a little early to judge it (and from such a poorly drawn schematic), but the power connect almost looks the right shape for an ATX power cable. Take a look at the image for yourself to get a better picture of things to come. Other interesting points mentioned on the main Xbox365.com website include reference to the colour scheme (chrome, in this case, with other colours to follow).

Source - Xbox365.com