Microsoft Unveils The Long Awaited “Xbox One”
Microsoft took a big bold step in the entertainment industry with their reveal of the new Xbox entitled “Xbox One.” The purpose of this console is as the name suggests. This is an all-in-one system. The complete entertainment source. From Gaming to TV and all in between, the Xbox One proves to be your One and only source for entertainment. Below we will show you how.
Besides the obvious aesthetic appeal, the Xbox One is a powerhouse under the hood. Here are the specs:
System: 8gb of RAM of DDR3 format. Sporting an 8-core processor
Audio/Video: 1080p and 4k compatibility. 7.1 surround sound
Storage: 500gb of Hard Drive PLUS a Blu-Ray(yes. Blu-ray) drive
Connectivity: HDMI output and passthrough. 3.0 USB ports(quite a few). Gigabit ethernet port,
Now, We’re sure there are plenty of other specs, however this is all Microsoft wanted to offer right now. Which is understandable seeing as that E3 is right around the corner.
Microsoft is big on making you, the consumer, the controller. The Xbox One updates their Kinect sensor. It now offer a wider range of view as well as an HD camera(which was used for Skype video calls during the demo). What is so interesting about this is that now, only a voice is required to start your gaming adventures. Simply say “Xbox on” and you’re ready to go. You can also, whilst in-game, say something like “Xbox watch TV” and it will switch to live TV. Completely removing the need to switch inputs. The 1080p camera picks up so much more than the predecessor’s VGA. From the number of reference point on the skeletal body, to recognizing rotations of the wrist, even recognizing your heartbeat, the new Kinect sensor completely revamps how you, the user, can interact with the game.
Say hello to Xbox’s new controller. While it is very similar to the current Xbox 360 controller, there are a few noticeable differences( The Xbox home button has moved up and the directional pad is a bit more traditional in shape). However, it what you can’t see that is very exciting. The triggers now offer a built in rumble system that Microsoft calls “Impulse Triggers. We will hear more about how the controller is used at E3 I’m sure.
Now Microsoft did show us a lot. They spoke about what the Xbox One is capable of. A bunch of UI upgrades and improvements to the dashboard. Of course an integration of live TV(Most likely through Xfinity). As we receive more, we will give more. Be on the lookout for all things Xbox One in the near future.
This post is subject to change as more information is received and clarity is restored.
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