While Microsoft hasn't released any details about the next Xbox, documents leaked on the Internet have started Xbox enthusiasts drooling. They include:
" Four hardware cores, 8GB RAM standard, four USB ports and a removable hard drive.
" Support for "Kinect 2.0," which is expected to support subtle finger movements and track up to four players in a single room.
" Augmented reality glasses.
" 3D sound for projecting sound to specific parts of a room.
" Support for Blu-ray video.
" A new controller with a touchscreen or programmable buttons.
" An "always on" feature for instant access to the box's functions.
In addition, Microsoft may launch its own cloud gaming service that would support streaming of games across platforms -- computers, phones and tablets.