22 May 2013

Xbox One revealed

The Xbox One has shown a huge jump from the days of the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 had 500 million transistors and 512Mb of RAM whereas the Xbox One has over 5 billion transistors and 8 GB of RAM. It includes a huge 500 GB of hard drive, a blu-ray drive, USB 3.0, wi-fi direct all with a promised almost silent operation. The soul of the new system is three operating systems in one – the best of Xbox, Window s 8 and the third which connects the two. This brings instant switching between games, television, internet browsing , Skype calls and a brand new user interface. This of course combines with beefed-up Kinect camera technology, which is now able to track four separate players at once and allow people to log in with facial recognition. And then there’s the games. Microsoft has promised 15 games for the Xbox One, 8 of which will be new franchises.  Of the continuing franchises, Xbox One will be the first to release Call of Duty: Ghosts. Xbox has shown a clear desire to develop an integrated experience between games, TV, internet and communication. The question is – will they succeed where others have failed? Xbox One will be released later this year.