After months of speculation, Microsoft finally revealed its next-generation console today: the Xbox One and now that the event is over and the console is officially here, what have we learned from this event?
It’s a Entrainment Box!
Once again Microsoft is focusing on being a entertainment console instead of a gaming console
The user interface is similar to the Windows 8 layout making it simple, instant and interactive for gamers users will now be able to instant switch between TV, Internet and gaming with a voice and hand gesture input, with new ‘Snap Mode” users can now run multiple programs at once without closing. In other words you can watch and movie and surf the Internet at the same time. Mircosoft stated that the Xbox One will have 300,000 servers on launch day compare to the 15,000 Live runs on as of now.
The specs the console has an eight-core CPU,USB 3.0, WiFi direct, Blu-ray, 500GB HDD, HDMI input and output and 802.11n wireless, these specs make it possible for multitasking and for making more powerful games in the future.
Like Ps4 gamers will be able to record and edit their own in game footage and share it with friends. Microsoft also promises that Smartglass will be more instrumental for the Xbox One
As for games only a handful were shown COD Ghost which we all knew was going to available during launch day, Creators of Max Payne gave us a glimpse of their Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break. EA also debut some footage of FIFA, Madden, UFC and NBA Live! Yes I said it NBA Live is making a comeback. Forza Motorsport 5 will also make its debut on the Xbox One
With so few games shown at the event, Microsoft promises to announce more games and exclusives for the Xbox One at E3 2013
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