At precisely 6pm BST Time (UK) the pre-warm up intro music dropped and the stage opened. The dramatic tones of drums, and god-knows-whatever-else a bit rock and pop had been playing about 15 minutes prior. The new Xbox console from Microsoft is now officially announced. Today we welcome the birth of a new generation with the XBOX ONE
Twitter was awash with reactions every waking second – What if they show no games, what if no console is shown, what if this, that and the other – showing how the bad PS4 reveal had an effect on Xbox fans in the build up todays reveal. The moment the console was on stage, my mouth had dropped, this sexy beast was going to be mine this year. The new generation XBOX ONE is all modern, metro and sexy, with a specifications list to match.
Some quotes during the event is that Team Xbox is on a new mission to design and build an all in one system that will light up a new generation of games and entertainment to put YOU at the centre of it. The all in one entertainment system is the one system for a new generation …
Games, Movies, Skype and Interactive TV all comes together.
Some of the new experiences with the all new XBOX ONE and new Kinect are:
- Controls all your devices with voice commands.
- Remembers what you was last doing and playing.
- New Metro Theme and Trendy area.
- New Social features.
- No need to change input to watch tv.
- Faster voice command reactions.
- Xbox Movies and Music still present.
- Skype – Skype now has multiple video group chat only on Xbox One
- Skype with Kinect control.
- Interactive TV with Xbox One Guide.
The next generation Kinect sensor is crisp at 1080p with wider view, Kinect can now understand the slightest rotation of a wrist or shoulder. It can read your heart beat, but even the new Xbox controller has been updated too for the hands-on approach to gaming. Integrated battery compartment, dynamic input buttons, better D-pad, a whole better playing experience for next-gen assisted by the all improved Kinect Sensor.
The new Xbox LIVE is more powerful and will use more than 300,000 servers for XBOX ONE compared to just 15,000 for Xbox 360. This will enable greater cloud based experiences, saves, movies, anytime anywhere. Intelligent TV and a multiplayer gaming DVR functionality is included to save your gaming moments and bragging rights. Achievements will tell your personal story of how you play, and a new future matchmaking feature to find better matchmaking tailored to you. Bigger matches with more players, better living and persistent worlds will now be a possibility with the breakthrough of XBOX ONE!
The new generation XBOX ONE is here… available this fall.
Look out for further updates really soon.