Microsoft unveiled the latest gaming console in a green lit event in Redmond, Washington. The build of the Xbox One resembles that of a big Decoder hence giving it an angled-glossy black box look and the Controller and Kinect unit have been redesigned. As a set the Xbox One is supposed to provide all your entertainment since this is what Microsoft has designed it to do, from linking gaming, TV and entertainment. Through several gestures and some PC features like Skype, ordering tickets as well as watching Live TV which is done by maximizing or minimizing the screen in the top corner. Live TV is available through the use of an HDMI cable.
One wonders what comes inside this Xbox that’s the size of both your DVD player and Decoder. The Xbox houses an eight-core processor and graphics made by AMD, 8 GB of RAM, a Blu-ray drive, USB 3.0, HDMI in/out, and 500GB of space. Furthermore the new Kinect’s accuracy has been improved and has a 1080p camera which allows Skype connectivity. Microsoft has gone ahead to claim it can read your heart beat. The new Controller has an integrated battery, a better D-pad and improved triggers.
Let’s not forget features like TV on Xbox, Xbox Live and Smart Glass with interactivity with a variety of phones and tablets, in built Wifi Direct and possibility of using second screens. And rumours of deeper Windows integration into the Xbox where an Os is rumoured to be developed to connect the Xbox One to windows devices.
This all comes before the scheduled release of the Playstation 4 which we shall keep you updated about.