The company unveiled the Xbox One, a next-generation entertainment console that promises to be the one system households will need for games, television, movies and other entertainment. It’ll be on sale later this year!
Don Mattrick, Microsoft’s president of interactive entertainment business, said the company has spent the past four years working on the “all-in-one home entertainment system.”
The console was demonstrated Tuesday at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington headquarters using voice control to seamlessly switch back and forth between watching live TV, listening to music, watching a movie, browsing the Internet, as well as simultaneously running apps. Voice controls? Who the hell cares about voice control? Oh yeah, lazy people and nerds.
Microsoft also unveiled a new version of its camera-based Kinect system with better motion and voice detection. It showed how users can watch live sports on TV while getting updates on fantasy leagues on a split screen. In an effort to stay ahead of rivals, Microsoft said new content for the popular “Call of Duty” game can be downloaded on the Xbox One before any other system.
Microsoft says more games will be shown at next month’s E3 video game conference in Los Angeles. Well, personally, I’m a PlayStation fan but I get it. The technology world is bangin’ right now. Take your pick is all I have to say.