Today, Microsoft has unveiled their next-generation game console – Xbox One. According to the Company website, the Xbox One will deliver an entertainment experience like nothing before. And given what was showcased today, the company might be on to something.
Here is a list of features coming to:
- 8 Cores – An 8-core x86 processor lets you instantly switch between a game and your entertainment apps with ease.
- HDMI Pass-Thru – Connect your cable or satellite box to your Xbox One and prepare for lift off. HDMI pass-thru enables you to watch TV through your Xbox, which makes switching inputs seem almost pre-historic.
- Loaded with memory – 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive give you plenty of memory for your games, demos, movies, apps, music, and more.
- Blu-ray – Watch movies and play games in stunning HD with a Blu-ray player.
The company is also releasing a re-engineered Kinect, which is more responsive, more intuitive.
- Real Vision – Kinect Real Vision technology dramatically expands its field of view for greater line of sight. An all-new active IR camera enables it to see in the dark. And using advanced 3D geometry, it can even tell if you’re standing off balance.
- Real Motion – Kinect Real Motion technology tracks even the slightest gestures. So a simple squeeze of your hand results in precise control over a game or app. Whether you’re standing up or sitting down.
- Real Voice – Kinect Real Voice technology focuses on the sounds that matter, thanks to an all-new multi-microphone array. Advanced noise isolation lets Kinect know who to listen to, even in a crowded room. And, for the first time, you can use your voice to launch any Xbox One experience from anywhere in the system, so you can quickly move from one thing to another.
New generation of Xbox Live
Your games keep playing,even when you’re not – Living Games technology allows game worlds to keep going even when you’re not playing. So you never know what new things you’ll find the next time you play. And advanced artificial intelligence can learn to play like you. So when you’re not around, your friends can still play against your shadow.
Pick up right where you left off– Want to check sports scores in the middle of a game? No problem. With auto-resume, your game is suspended right where you left off. So you can jump back instantly to the same spot. You can even start a movie or a game on one Xbox One and finish it on another.
Play without the wait – With Xbox One, you can start playing immediately as games install. And updates install seamlessly in the background, so your games and entertainment won’t be interrupted.
Your games stay in sync with the world – Imagine the player stats in your sports game being updated automatically based on the weekend’s results. It’s now possible with Xbox One. Thanks to the power of the cloud, game worlds stay in sync with the real world.
Here is a comparison of between the PS4 and Xbox One: