Microsoft has just announced the next-generation Xbox One at a press event on its Redmond campus, featuring voice-based commands such as “Xbox On” and new Kinect motion gestures, interactive TV and apps, Xbox Guide and much more. The console will launch around the world “later this year,” likely alongside the PlayStation 4. No mention of price.
The new Xbox One has a sleek design and brand new controller, with an 8-core CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 500 GB hard drive, USB 3.0, Blu-ray drive and integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi. A new 1080p Kinect camera detects the slightest movement of your wrist and even your heartbeat, and can also be used for Skype video calls. The new Xbox uses native 64-bit architecture akin to Windows. (more…)