Microsoft is all set to unveil the next gen Xbox this Tuesday. Experts feel that instead of discussing on gaming features of Xbox, Microsoft will be focusing on announcing non-gaming features of the device.
When Xbox came out in the market for the first time in 2005, it had to compete with the likes of Sony and Nintendo that were already ruling the gaming world. Now, the situation is completely different. Xbox has become one of the best selling gaming consoles as customers have spent more than $200 million in purchasing hardware, software and accessories this year which is comparatively more than any competitor console.
Tuesday’s event will be held at the enormous E3 gaming conference at LA. We feel that the event will be all about highlighting on the non-gaming features of the new Xbox. Michael Pachter who is an analyst from Wedbush Securities said that Microsoft has done well in developing a super multiplayer gaming device and this time around they have concentrated on the non-gaming features such larger hard drive space, Blu-ray drive, faster CPU and more memory.
By connecting to Netflix or Hulu, gamers can enjoy streaming-media on the next gen Xbox. Michael has also suggested that the new Xbox will also feature Internet TV. It won’t require you to connect to the internet when you are accessing Blu-ray drive and watching TV. Even when you are playing single player game, you won’t have to connect to the web.
Using the SmartGlass app, the Xbox 360 can be connected to smartphones and tablet PCs to turn them into a second screen. The next gen Xbox will feature even better connectivity between Xbox and other devices.
Microsoft has already acquired Skype two years ago. If Skype come bundled with the next Xbox, it will allow users to perform video chat while playing their favorite games. Even when users are not playing games, they can enjoy video conferencing.
Microsoft has not yet revealed the name of the forthcoming Xbox. Many feel that the new Xbox will be called Xbox Infinity. Also Microsoft has not revealed any info on the hardware. We hope that the next gen Xbox will be slimmer and very enticing as far as looks are concerned. The price of the console is going to be around $499. The console will be only announced at the Tuesday’s event and then Microsoft will advertise the product well before it is released. The event can be viewed live on the internet and Xbox Live.