Microsoft revealed their new console called Xbox ONE. It will come with an 8-core 1.6GHz processor, 8GB of RAM, an 800MHz graphics processor, 6x Blu-ray Disc drive and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
In enjoyed the event but I was watching it on my Xbox with Kinect and every time they say “Xbox” I had to stop it from doing something. I even had to load the app again because they said “Xbox Home” and I couldn’t stop it fast enough.
The new look is sharper on the edges compared to the smooth look we are currently use to. They never showed it on its side like most Xbox 360s are stored. That led me to believe that I may have to rearrange my console area so I can fit it in.
The Kinect has been redone to have a better camera and better recognition. This creates a faster recognition for commands and faster ability to change between events, apps or your TV. They showed it working with cable TV, but did not explain if it would work with satellite TV.
The new controller has a better battery installed, and better button response, but doesn’t seem like big changes have been done besides that. I personally like that because I have gotten so use to this controller, that it would be annoying to learn how to use a different controller.
They skimmed over Smart Glass and how it works better for you console.
Xbox Live will have over 300K servers supporting Xbox One. Everything is stored in the cloud so you can pull your saves, videos, and music from anywhere. They created an achievement system that reminds me of Raptr’s current achievement system. Live will support bigger matches and larger maps than they currently are able to.
EA will be releasing FIFA, Madden, NBA, and UFC in the first year. They have also designed EA Sports Ignite which includes 4 times the calculations currently available and 10 times more animation and detail.
Remedy made “Quantum Break,” which looks cool and all, but kind of reminds me of Assassins creed but more details and less wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff.
Microsoft promised 15 exclusive games 8 are new franchises in their first year out.
TV on Xbox will become more social. This made me thing they are bringing something like twitter on Xbox.
Of course you can’t talk about Xbox without talking about Halo. Microsoft is going to make a live action Halo TV series, with help from Steven Spielberg. Nothing was shown but I have to admit I have been expecting something like this for a long time.
NFL will be bringing exclusive and interactive content on Xbox. Including live broadcast and the ability to keep up with your personal favorite teams and players.
Call of Duty Ghosts is the new game that will not tied into all of the previous Call of Duty franchise. Stephen Gaghan will be the story writer. He has written for Syriana and The Alamo. In this story you play as underdog fighting back against a corrupt larger group. The Ghosts is explained as a special trained group similar to Seal Teams or Green Berets. Changes in the game play include bringing in a dog as a partner not just a support idea. Quicker movement include sliding while attacking making it easier to jump over objects. It kind of reminds me of Mirrors Edge but with guns. They include dynamic maps with movable doors, explosions, and earthquakes that can change the environment. There is more character customizations. So more random looking people on the map or more reasons I don’t want to make my character minor changes. The visuals have gotten better and the details have gotten better.
They said the Xbox One would be released later this year.