On Tuesday, Microsoft called a press gathering to announce their new fighter in the console wars. The Xbox… One? I thought that was the first Xbox, what do I call that one now? Ah well, names aside; let’s move on to the rest of the machine.
We’ll start with the tech specs. The Xbox One is going to have an 8 core CPU and 8GB of RAM along with three operating systems. This is pretty standard for a gaming PC nowadays, so it makes sense, especially seeing as the PS4 is doing something very similar. It should also be mentioned that the three operating systems are to ensure a smooth running system; one system will play games, one will run Windows and Internet Explorer and the final system will link the two, so you can switch between them. This will all be voice activated, and you can play a game whilst it’s downloading. The Xbox will also feature a Blu-Ray drive, have wi-fi connectivity (unsurprisingly), and have a 500GB internal hard drive, though expect it to get an upgrade after it’s been out for a couple of years. The Xbox One will also have USB 3.0 and HDMI in and out ports. Finally, all Xbox Ones will come with Kinect 2.0, which has been upgraded to read your face and tell whether you’re smiling or frowning, and work out if you’re enjoying the game or not.