Microsoft Hitting Sites With C&Ds Over Leaked Durango Specs
A few days ago, several purported internal documents related to Microsoft’s Project Durango (AKA the console everyone calls Xbox 720) were leaked. The details were almost too good to be true: supposedly offering full 3D support, 1080p output, and Blu-ray, it will also launch with the ability to function as a substitute DVR. Not only that, but they documents give it an unbelievable a $299.00 price tag. Almost immediately, the site that first posted the leaked documents, Scribd.com, was hit with a takedown notice from law firm Covington & Burling, LLC, suggesting that the documents might be authentic. Cue much lust to own this thing.
Obviously, we would need to rely on statements from Microsoft to suss that mystery out, but they remained mum on the matter. However, it seems they’ve decided to confirm without confirming that the documents are real by taking matters into their own hands. Gamerant is reporting that several other sites hosting the leaked documents have received C&D notices from Microsoft Internet investigators. They still haven’t issued an official statement, but we can probably assume at this point that the documents are real, and they’re spectacular.
Sidenote: I still think the $299.99 price tage is impossibly low. Unless they’ve tapped into a slave labor market or have somehow discovered the cheapest legal manufacturing ever devised, I can’t imagine a device with these capabilities selling for less and 400. I would love to be proven wrong though. So, go ahead Microsoft. I dare you to prove me wrong. I DOUBLE DARE you. You don’t want everyone thinking you’re chicken, do you?