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Xbox ONE unveiled; to be launched later this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 00:08

Zee Media Bureau

Microsoft has finally announced its next-generation console, the Xbox ONE.

The Xbox 360-maker calls the new device an “all in one system” for video games, television and entertainment.

The Xbox ONE unveiling has also put to rest numerous rumours including names like Xbox 720, Xbox 8, Loop and Fusion.

The new Xbox comes with deep live TV integration where users can issue voice commands to change between games and live TV on-the-fly through Kinect. With ‘Snap Mode’ users can browse the internet using split screen on one portion while playing a movie on the other. Kinect hand gestures through ‘snap points’ can open or close these.

The Xbox ONE system is powered by 8GB of RAM, an 8-Core CPU, a 500GB hard drive, a Blu-ray drive, HDMI in and out ports, USB 3.0, 802.11n wireless, and more. The new device also includes a new version of the Kinect sensor.

Meanwhile, the Xbox ONE Controller looks quite similar to the Xbox 360's controller but with off-set analog sticks, the A, B, X and Y face buttons, a directional pad, and two buttons where Start and Back were.

Xbox ONE will launch "later this year”. E3 conference will reveal exclusive blockbuster Xbox ONE games.

First Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 00:07
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