Pictures and details of Microsoft Corp.’s newest video game console have leaked out–from an official party thrown by the company as part of a planned unveiling later this week on MTV.
Based on pictures and eyewitness accounts that made the rounds of the Internet over the weekend, the console will be known as ”
The console is mostly white and designed to stand on one end, will feature a wireless controller and also a remote control that appears to handle multimedia functions like audio and video playback, according to various online forums that track consumer technologies.
The console’s power button has “skins,” customizable appearances that can apparently be added by the user. Other peripheral devices that appeared in some of the shots include a headset and a kind of Web camera. The pictures first appeared prominently on the tech Web site Engadget.com.
Microsoft would not confirm any of the information circulating on the Web, saying that “everything you are reading about at this point is buzz and speculation.”