As expected, Microsoft revealed the new edition of Xbox gaming console on Tuesday. The previous edition i.e. Xbox 360 was launched in 2005 which means Microsoft has released the new version of Xbox after 8 years. The next gen Xbox is named Xbox One. Until Tuesday, nobody had an iota of inclination that the new Xbox would be called Xbox One. In fact, many were considering names like Xbox Infinity, Xbox Fusion and Xbox 720.
The new Xbox is not just a gaming console but also it seamlessly integrates TV, web connectivity and gaming. The machine will also offer cloud storage, voice control and gesture technology. The new Xbox was unveiled at Microsoft’s campus located at Redmond, Washington. An executive from Xbox, Marc Whitten addressed the jam-packed hall by saying, “It changes everything.”
The new Xbox was designed not just for video game lovers but also for the entire family as a complete entertainment device. The device is built in such a way that it aims to revolutionize the way you watch TV and movies, play your favorite games, and listen to your favorite music and more. The Xbox One can also be used to measure your heartbeat.
We can clearly understand that Microsoft is aiming to target the family audience instead of simply concentrating on gaming audience. People who are eagerly waiting to purchase the Xbox One will have until the end of the year to buy it. At the event, Yusuf Mehdi, an executive from Microsoft demonstrated how well the device could be handled through voice commands. You can also use hand gestures for controlling your TV.
The Xbox One will feature 8GB RAM, Blu-ray drive, 500GB hard disk drive, and voice and motion detection. You will not be play any of the games that worked on the previous versions of Xbox gaming consoles. Microsoft did not announce any specific game at the event. Instead, they are planning to release 15 exclusive Xbox One games. Some of the Xbox games that will be available soon in the market include Quantum Break, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Fifa 14, NBA Live 14, UFC, Forza 5 and Madden 25.