XBox One Announced
Microsoft has revealed the next generation Xbox One, during a Reveal conference held in Redmond, Washington. The Xbox One is designed to provide an integrated platform for games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype. The Connect interactive hardware is incorporated with the new platform. Users are able to navigate and watch television live through their XBox One. “Snap” allows multitasking. Skype, acquired by Microsoft in 2011, has been built into the Xbox experience with HD group calls on the television. Users are able to follow entertainment trends among their friends and in the wider Xbox community. The Xbox One is build around an eight-core, x86 processor and more than 5 billion transistors. Read on for the Xbox One Anthem commercial, the Unveil video, a selection of game trailers and the NFL/XBox collaboration video.
The Xbox One Anthem is a celebration video of the Xbox community. It features users, creators and innovators who make Xbox what it is and guide where it is going. Their collective voice tells Xbox’s story and hint toward its future. This is a taste of the 48 million users in the Xbox community that made Xbox what it is and that will make Xbox One the most exciting gaming and entertainment system on the market.
Introducing Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system. This is the unveil video for the Xbox One, showcasing the console, the new Kinect sensor and the new Xbox One controller, as well as the new experiences that will be coming with Xbox One, including the personal homescreen, cinematic gaming, Live TV and Skype.
Xbox One Gaming
Forza Motorsport 5, the racing game from Turn 10 Studios, has been built from the ground up to take advantage of Xbox One and the infinite power of the cloud.
Call of Duty: Ghosts, by Activision, delivers an all-new world, an all-new cast of characters and an all-new story.
EA Sports titles FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, NBA LIVE 14 and EA SPORTS UFC have been built around the EA SPORTS Ignite engine.
Quantum Break, from Remedy Entertainment, integrates drama and gameplay into one seamless, uniquely immersive experience. How you play the game impacts the show, and the show informs how you play the game.
Xbox One Partnerships
Steven Spielberg will executive-produce an original Halo live-action television series with exclusive interactive Xbox One content, created in partnership with 343 Industries and Xbox Entertainment Studios.
National Football League (NFL) and Microsoft have signed a deal to deliver interactive NFL television experiences for the next-generation Xbox One and leverage Microsoft devices and services to evolve both in-game and on the sideline. The NFL on Xbox will include innovations around Skype, Xbox SmartGlass and player-worn technology.
Xbox Live will use cloud technology to enhance gaming and entertainment experiences. A new Smart Match matchmaking system virtually eliminates waiting in lobbies by estimating wait times and finding people you want to play with while you are enjoying other activities. A dedicated Game DVR captures and accesses your magic moments, all saved to the cloud. Dynamic, living worlds evolve and improve the more you play, and advanced artificial intelligence can learn to play like you, so friends can play against your shadow. A new and expanded achievements system captures video of your epic moments, continues to grow a game’s achievements over time and rewards you in new ways, and your Gamerscore carries over from Xbox 360. Xbox SmartGlass is natively part of the Xbox One platform, built in from the beginning with the ability to quickly render content directly onto your device, and now more devices can connect at one time for multiplayer and shared entertainment.