Basically the entire internet (or at least every person I follow on Twitter) was tuned in to Microsoft’s live Xbox reveal press conference in which precious few details were released about the new Xbox One. Not to be confused with the Xbox 1. Yeah.
Some things we know:
- It’s not backwards compatible with the 360. Boo. Not unexpected, but it would have been nice.
- If you want to play a secondhand Xbox One game, you’ll have to pay a fee. Disappointed in this, because used games are a great way for low budget gamers to be able to enjoy great titles.
- The controller got like “40 new design changes” which mostly means it’s a bit more refined and smoother in all the right places.
- There’s going to be a Halo TV show.
- The new Call of Duty: Ghosts promises to deliver us more emotion while we’re shooting other humans on the battlefield. The technology looks pretty sweet, in case you need to see every single pore and hair on a man’s arm. There was a pretty cute dog though, who already has his own Twitter account.
- It has 8 times the graphic performance of the 360.
- All downloaded and installed games will be synced to the cloud, so if you sign in on your friend’s Xbox One you can play any games that you own.
- The Kinect technology is getting a full retooling, with a 1080p camera with a larger field of view, 60 fps video capture for Skyping with mom & dad, and you can walk up to it and say “Xbox On” and it will turn on for you.
- You’ll be able to connect your cable box to the Xbox One and watch TV through the console instead. You know, in case you want all your friends to know that you’re watching the “Dance Moms” marathon.
- It’s going to be releasing later this year.
So there you have it. More details should be released by E3 time, but if you want a pretty good rundown of information check out this article on Wired. So, let’s discuss this piece of machinery. Impressed, underwhelmed, blown away?