It's another day, but wait! There's been no fresh rumour regarding Durango! Surely not?!
Oh, wait, no... there's one.
Bloomberg has a new report, and it suggests that the new console from Microsoft won't be compatible with Xbox 360 discs.
Here's what the report had to say on the matter:
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will use an Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) processor in its next Xbox game console as it seeks to cut the cost of building machines and get developers to create more titles, people with knowledge of the matter said. AMD surged the most in almost two years.
The Xbox will use an AMD system-on-a-chip that combines powerful “Jaguar” central processing units with graphics chips, said one of the people, who sought anonymity because the plans aren’t public. The shift to the so-called x86 format ubiquitous in modern personal computers means Microsoft will drop the Power PC technology designed by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), and game discs made for the current Xbox 360 won’t be compatible.
Once again, do note the rumour tag. The return to an x86 format would mean that making a handful of X360 titles compatible, let alone the whole lot, would be an expensive effort. Sony have got themselves a ready-made solution in the form of Gaikai, and it's to be hoped that perhaps Microsoft might digitise their 360 back catalogue and provide some value for that XBL subscription.
In any case, we won't know for certain what the hell MS are planning to do until they tell us. Which might be next month. Maybe.