According to AMD's director of ISV relationships Neal Robison, Microsoft's next generation Xbox 720 games console will feature vast improvements to its AI and graphics.
In an interview later printed in Official Xbox Magazine, Robinson indicated that Microsoft's mysterious new Xbox console -- commonly referred to as the Xbox 720 -- would be capable of graphics on-a-par with most current CGI movies.
In the interview Robison went so far as to say that the console would be able to match the visuals seen in James Cameron's Avatar motion picture. If true, this would mean that the console would exceed the graphics quality of all current consoles, including those seen on even the most top-end PC.
As well as its graphics, Robison also indicated that the console would see a marked improvement in the AI of in-game characters. The director reportedly promised that the console would be able to give each individual non-player-character its own mentality, doing away with the current "mob mentality" AI models used in most current games.
Despite discussing the quality levels of the console, Robison refused to disclose which company would be supplying the new Xbox's components.
As yet, Microsoft has given no official word about its next games system. As it stands the company is continuing to market its current Xbox 360's Kinect peripheral. During this year's E3 company representatives revealed the Microsoft's plans' to make sure that all first-party Xbox games include Kinect functionality.
The company's current generation Xbox 360 console is only six years into its promised 10 year life-cycle.