Posted on 22-May-2013 08:11.
Filed under: News
Microsoft Corp. has finally unveiled the Xbox One, an all-in-one gaming and entertainment system the company says was created for today and the next generation. At Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., the company showcased how Xbox One handles all your games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.
"Xbox One is designed to deliver a whole new generation of blockbuster games, television and entertainment in a powerful, all-in-one device," said Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. "Our unique, modern architecture brings simplicity to the living room and, for the first time ever, the ability to instantly switch across your games and entertainment."
With Xbox One, games push the boundaries of realism, and TV obeys your commands. Voice commands such as "Xbox On" launch your personalized Xbox One Home screen, discover what is popular on TV or see friends' latest gaming achievements. The more you interact with Xbox One, the more it gets to know you and learns what you like.
Amongst the features is TV on Xbox One. The system allows users to navigate and watch live TV from cable, Internet or satellite set-top box through the Xbox One. Microsoft says the company is committed to bringing live TV through various solutions to all the markets where Xbox One will be available, but the system will be available in the US only at launch.
The platform also comes with the Snap feature that, allowing users to perform two tasks at once on the big screen. Snap can be used to talk with friends on Skype while watching live TV, or track your fantasy team on TV as you watch sports and more.
Skype for Xbox One was specially designed for the new device so people can talk with friends on TV in HD, or hold group Skype calls on your TV.
Microsoft has created a state-of-the-art gaming operating system and fused it with an updated hardware platform. An eight-core, x86 processor and more than five billion transistors support the system which now includes a Bluray drive.
The completely redesigned 1080p Kinect is more precise and more responsive, working in nearly any lighting condition, recognizing precise motion control from a slight wrist rotation, and distinguishes voice even in a noisy room using advanced noise isolation.
The class-leading Xbox controller is refreshed with more than 40 technical and design innovations. Updated directional pad, thumb stick and ergonomic fit immerse all gamers in ways that are uniquely Xbox, and precision and control have been dramatically increased with all new vibrating impulse triggers. The Xbox One Wireless Controller is designed to work in concert with the new Kinect, allowing the two to be paired automatically to create seamless player syncing.
Xbox One will launch in markets around the world later this year. More details about Xbox One and blockbuster games will be explored at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.