Xbox 720 controller to feature Wii U styled touchscreen?

Next-gen Microsoft console to sport tablet esque controller with touchscreen display

As Xbox 720 rumours continue to flow, new reports have suggested the next-generation will sport a touchscreen touting controllers much like the Wii U

Ahead of a heavily rumoured E3 Xbox 720 release (opens in new tab), new reports have suggested Microsoft's next-generation console will land with a touchscreen touting Wii U (opens in new tab) esque controller.

The latest Xbox 720 rumour, which comes courtesy of a report on Xbox World Magazine, has offered a tantalising insight into the next-gen console with the touted display packing controller to offer improved input options for the "media hub" console.

Microsoft Xbox 720 Rumours (opens in new tab)

As well as outing the new controller for, the Xbox World report has climed the eagerly awaited Xbox 720 "will be a matt-black media hub with a mission to bring games to life in your living room with augmented reality, directional sound, and a four-player, finger-tracking Kinect."

On the potential tablet styled controller, the report adds the input device will boast a "HD screen surrounded by the traditional 360 buttons and sticks.

"That touchcreen will be second only to Kinect in how you operate your console. It could be a remote control when you're watching TV, a browser when you're on the internet, extra buttons and information when you're playing a game or a portable display when you want to take your game with you."

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Via: CVG (opens in new tab)

Staff Writer on T3 Luke Johnson studied journalism at the Liverpool John Moores University and writes, news, opinion and interviews for the site. Topics of expertise include gaming, phones, photography, tablets and computing. Luke is a huge Apple fan, too, owning multiple Apple products and writing about iPhones and iPads frequently.