Sunday, May 26, 2013
Earlier this week Microsoft revealed the details about XBox One, the newest operating system from the XBox line. This console will replace the XBox 360 which has not been updated for about eight years.
Here are the most notable updates: 8 GB of RAM, 500 GB on the hard drive, multiple apps at once, split screens, and voice recognition.
All of that to say you can make vocal commands on your XBox One and will be able to use Skype while you watch TV/DVR. This upgrade will also lead to several other program improvements, such as new programming options with NFL games and EA Sports (NBA Life, Fifa, etc). XBox Kinect has also developed a 1080 angle camera that can monitor your heart rate during workouts.
Watch the reveal video to learn more about its capabilities:
Visually, the XBox One does not appear much sleeker than its predecessor. It actually may be bulkier in appearance. However, the console itself is doubled in power so if you don't mind having an OS that looks like a VCR (remember those?) then you're good to go.
The biggest drawback: XBox One will not be backwards compatible, meaning that all of your materials from older generations will not work on this one! This would be an expensive upgrade for all the techies out there.
A release date has not yet been set and Microsoft has not shared a potential price range either.
Hmm...this product sounds good but there could be some major issues with all of the new bells and whistles. Too much all at once?