Report by Will Acker
At Microsoft’s Press conference today we saw the revel of the new Xbox console the Xbox One. This new console is supposed to enhance not only a new gaming experience but a new way we view television, movies and sports, in general.
We saw reveals from some of the biggest names in gaming including 343, who is now working on “Halo the Television Series” produced by Steven Spielberg.
New sports games announced from EA including FIFA 2014, Madden and a new UFC fighting game, a new Forza 5, as well as a new game from the hit series from Activision and Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Each game boasted superior graphics and game play on the new Xbox One, showing teasers for each game and explaining how the Xbox One will take your gaming experience to a whole new level.
Also Microsoft announced a new synchronized Xbox with the Kinect, your controller and Xbox Smart glass on your computer, smart phone or tablet will work in perfect harmony and enhance the gaming experience, along with new gaming engine to increase high-definition graphics and game play.
The new Xbox now boasts 8 core CPU power 8 billions transistors and 8 Gb of Ram for even faster speeds of downloads and processing power, which is incredible as compared to the old Xbox 360. It will have 3 operating systems to all high-speed multi-tasking with instant jumps from one process to another.
TV has also been integrated into the Xbox where you can now watch Live TV from the console itself. As well as an updated Xbox Live which will host almost 300,000 servers, double what they use for Xbox Live for the Xbox 360, this will allow more content, more data to be stored on cloud networks, and more updates so games will be ever-changing. Also did we mention the Blue Ray player too.
With this all being said this is a large load for Microsoft to develop in such a short period of time. Of course with press releases like this, major gaming companies like to show the best of the best for their gaming console, but many of these ideas and abilities will be dropped as deadlines approach.
I liked several of the new features including the enhanced graphics, as well as the real-time TV. Certain things I did find excessive, like the fact that they feel the need to do a live action Halo TV series, and some aspects Microsoft is lagging on, like an integrated Blue-Ray player. In reality, this seems Microsoft has boasted a lot for this new console and who knows, maybe with all the new technology they have we can see all of this and more on the new console.
The new Xbox One has been suggested for release at the end of this year along with 15 games new for the Xbox console, 8 which are new franchises. Microsoft is not only trying to make a new gaming system, their trying to make an entertainment consoles for gamers and non gamers alike, which can be good or bad, well have to wait until E3 in June to see what Microsoft has in store for the new Xbox One.