gamer community awaited the launch of the new generation of Microsoft’s Xbox and finally unveiled. The name of the successor of Xbox 360 Xbox 720 was not, as speculated in the past two years, but “Xbox One” . The Redmond corporation introduced a few changes to the device, both hardware design and functions.
Then we let a summary of the highlights of Xbox One
If we seek a simple term to define the new console from Microsoft, we can say that is a box . The manufacturers put aside the curved lines of Xbox 360 and opted for a more conventional aesthetic. Not ugly but, personal taste, it is quite similar to the original PlayStation.Xbox
One includes a new version of Kinect which is also in the lines of the console and boasts a camera capable of capturing images in 1080, and a renewed command. At first glance, the controller is similar to the Xbox 360, but Microsoft says it offers “more than 40 technical and design innovations.” Note that the control is wireless and can be synchronized with Kinect via WiFi Direct to expand the possibilities of control in games.
In recent months there has been much speculation about the internal specifications of Xbox One and the truth that do not disappoint. These are the most important:
– 500GB HDD;
– 8GB RAM,
– eight-core AMD processor;
– Blu-ray Reader,
– input and HDMI output
– Connectivity Ethernet, WiFi, USB 3.0 and WiFi Direct .
During the presentation made no reference to the GPU Xbox One, or processor speed. Must see if this information is revealed at E3 in June.
as mentioned by Microsoft, Xbox One works with three operating systems . On one hand uses a version “cut” of Windows that handles run applications downloaded from the Xbox store (Skype, to name the most familiar example. The second OS is in charge of running the game, while the third is the intermediary between the other two.
Unfortunately for developers, applications built for Windows 8 will not be compatible with Xbox. According to Microsoft’s interested can easily modify apps to run on the console, as the operating system that runs on the console is similar to that used in computers.
Xbox One is more of a media center than a traditional console, users can browse movies and music. They may also use the ‘snap’, similar to Windows 8, to run an application on the same screen while playing or playing a video. The console will also offer integration with television and a program guide with trends in popular shows.Voice and gesture
As mentioned above, Xbox One includes a revamped version of Kinect and emphasis on managing through voice commands and gestures . For example, to start the console users will have to say the phrase “Xbox On”, but this is not all as there must manually log and system updates are installed automatically. Several tasks can be performed by moving their hands in front of Kinect, as navigate menus, choose content, change the screen display size, etc..
As far as regards titles there are good and bad news. Xbox One offer a wide range of exclusive games, but not be compatible with those created for Xbox 360 . Forza Motorsport 5 is one of the games that will debut with the new console, while various Electronic Arts titles (FIFA 14, NBA Live, UFC and Madden, among others) will arrive after launch.
Microsoft Studios announced the release of 15 exclusive games for Xbox One, which arrive during his first year on the market. Eight of these proposals will kick off new franchises. Moreover, the DLC anunción Activision Call of Duty: Ghosts come first to Xbox One
While this is not a game, it is noteworthy launching a TV series (live action) from Halo . The production will be handled by 343 Industries, will have Steven Spielberg as executive producer and will offer interactive content exclusive to Xbox One
Finally we must not forget the release of an update for Xbox Live, which from now on will be supported 300 000 servants.
Still no official release date or price for the successor to Xbox 360. What they look like their main features? They can review the comments .
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