Microsoft unveils its subsequent recreation console, the Xbox One
Microsoft debuted the Xbox One this afternoon stay from a tent on its Redmond, Wash., campus, placing to finish months of hypothesis concerning the firm’s subsequent-era online game console. The console can be out there “later this yr.” Microsoft exec Don Mattrick referred to as it out as an “all-in-one” field. The core technique is “easy, on the spot and full.” It was debuted alongside a brand new gamepad in addition to a brand new Kinect movement digital camera.
The system itself is all black and contains a two-tone end with each matte and gloss in equal measure; a slot-loading Blu-ray optical drive sits out entrance on the left face, whereas an influence button with the normal Xbox emblem is emblazoned on the suitable aspect (which appears to be contact-based mostly). A brand new Kinect was additionally unveiled, and it powers the console — “Xbox On” is being trumpeted as crucial function. There’s immediate switching from the Xbox One dashboard to reside tv (which appears to verify that HDMI-in rumor), and a stay demo confirmed off spectacular speeds. “Switching between stay television and all of your video games and leisure is now so simple as utilizing a distant,” Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi stated. He additionally demonstrated gesture controls for the console’s UI, shortly snapping again to the dashboard with a pinch command.
A ton of UI was proven off, with an up to date model of the Xbox 360 Dashboard (the tile-system we’re accustomed to with Home windows eight). The dashboard has a brand new trending window, along with the requirements you are used to: video games, music, films, and so on. The trending idea stretches throughout the console’s media features in addition to video games, with integration within the TV program information.
When it comes to specs, the console has an eight-core CPU, USB three.zero, WiFi direct, Blu-ray, 500GB HDD, HDMI enter and output and 802.11n wi-fi — no point out of the GPU. It is these specs that allow the aforementioned multitasking and Snap Mode, to not point out enabling rather more highly effective video games.
Xbox Stay can also be getting a serious replace, with 300,000 servers backing up the service. “Your content material is obtainable and it is saved within the cloud,” Microsoft’s Marc Whitten stated. That features a DVR-like service for capturing gameplay video, and offloading processing.
EA’s Andrew Wilson introduced through the occasion that EA’s sports activities video games can be obtainable on Xbox One “within the subsequent 12 months,” in order that tells us to anticipate that firm’s sports activities titles within the not-too-distant future.
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