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Xbox 720 – Which Games Will We See?

It may not be due for release for a while still, but we’re not the only ones starting to get just a little bit excited about the Xbox 720.

We’ve had very little in the way of detail from Microsoft, but plenty in the way of rumour and gossip on everything from the (slightly odd) name to the power under the bonnet.

As for a release date, your guess is as good as ours. Some reports have claimed we’ll get a first look at a basic version at E3 this year – a tantalising prospect that we can’t bring ourselves to think about for fear of jinxing it.

Other reports have put the launch a little later, at a special event in early 2013. Whatever the release date, we know one thing: the next-gen console can’t come soon enough.

The good news is that the Xbox 720 is, probably, less than a year away now. So with that in mind, we thought we’d look at the games that could be making an appearance.

GTA 5

This long-overdue GTA title was announced at the end of last year with a tantalising trailer that was frustrating more than anything else.

All we know so far is that it appears to be set in San Andreas, and we can assume there’ll plenty of hardcore violence. But with a proposed release date of late 2012, will Rockstar wait for the Xbox 720 before releasing GTA 5?

The graphics capabilities of the new console will certainly be tempting for the developer, but it runs the risk of shutting out a large portion of the market who won’t buy a new Xbox straight.

Call of Duty

Modern Warfare 4? Black Ops 2? We’re not sure yet, although the latter is probably more likely. Activision has now confirmed there will be another COD title, but we already knew that.

The question is which generation of console will it appear on? Given the normal release time of COD titles, we’ll probably be waiting until next year for the first Xbox 720 COD.

Sonic

Everyone’s favourite hedgehog is set to get a next-gen makeover later this year, with an appearance on the Nintendo Wii U.

That’s according to Sega developer Takashi Iizuka, who has said that Sonic will be ready and waiting for the Xbox 720 and PS4 when they’re released.


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