Alpha Posted May 27, 2004 Share Posted May 27, 2004 May 27, 2004 - CNN's Game Over column looks at the news that there could be a version of XBox 2 that would also be able to play PC games officially. Here's a cut: The B/R/S Group, a California-based market research company that lists Microsoft and the Xbox division specifically as clients, has been gathering consumer feedback on a device it refers to as Xbox Next PC - "a videogame console system with a hard drive and a built-in fully functional PC." Mention of the device came on one of several slides shown to focus groups. One slide describes the unit, which would require a PC monitor or high definition television, as being backward compatible with current and next-generation Xbox titles. It would also play PC games and include a fully functional version of Windows, CD burner, DVD player (with remote control), built-in access to Xbox Live and a hard drive. Control-wise, the system would come with both a keyboard and mouse and a standard Xbox controller. The price point this particular study tested was $599. Won't be able to afford it till it goes preowned, but a great idea! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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