New Xbox One: Key Details, Top Games And Videos As Microsoft Unveils Next Generation Console


Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One, the "next generation of entertainment in the living room".

Pitching the device as far more than a games device, Microsoft emphasised the Xbox One's ability to integrate live TV, video calling, movies, music and internet browsing on the TV.

"We put you at the centre of a new generation of entertainment in the living room," said Don Mattrick, president of interactive entertainment at Microsoft.

"Xbox One is built to amaze on day one and continuously improve in the generation ahead," he said.

Some of the key features include:

  • Integration with live TV, music, movies and games
  • Remarkably sharp switching from games to TV, the internet and other functions
  • 8GB ram
  • Blu-Ray drive
  • 64-bit architecture
  • Silent operation
  • Built both on the Xbox OS and the Windows kernel to bring new levels of performance to the living room
  • Improved voice control
  • Upgraded Kinect that is so accurate it can read your heartbeat when you exercise
  • Updated controller with integrated battery, precision D-pad
  • Integration with Smartglass - an already announced method to control your Xbox with tablets and phones, including Android and iOS devices
  • New Xbox Live service - "more powerful, more personal, more intelligent" built on more than 300,000 servers

The announced games include:

  • FIFA 14 with exclusive Ultimate Team features
  • Madden 25, NBA and UFC games
  • Quantum Break, a new action-adventure
  • Forza 5
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts

We're covering the highlights here. Below we've summarised the top details, specs, games and videos.

For more we suggest heading to our AOL partners Engadget and Joystick, and the official Xbox Wire website, all of whom are covering the event in obsessive detail.

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