Xbox One - The Next Generation is now
Xbox One is now on sale in the UK with a recommended retail price of £429.99. The Xbox One is packed full of ground breaking technology including the new Kinect 2.0, a redesigned controller and live streaming to of tons of television services. Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One during a special media event at their Xbox campus in Richmond, Washington. The event mainly focused on the entertainment aspects of the new console - of which there are plenty.
The all new controller
Microsoft have opted not to invent the wheel with their next-generation gamepad. Instead of implementing touch controls or NFC like Nintendo & Sony, the new Xbox One controller iterates on it's predecessor with a slimmed down, more ergonomic feel. The shoulder triggers now feature their own rumble functionality for increased player feedback, and the d-pad has been tweaked from the much criticised Xbox 360 version. The most noticeable feature when holding the xbox one pad, is just how easy you hands fit around, with the removal of the protruding battery pack on the rear it has made for a much more natural feel.
the Xbox One will ship as standard with an all new Kinect motion controller, which will be required to operate the new console.
Kinect 2.0 features massively improved motion capturing via it's 1080p input camera, which will boost depth of field and quality of motion control. The Kinect also features a much improved voice recognition system, that Microsoft hopes will revolutionise the front room entertainment space - who needs TV and DVR handsets?
Live TV Streaming
The Xbox One supports HDMI in allowing you to pass your Satellite or Cable box through Microsoft's new console enabling you to watch live TV on your One. Throw in the new voice support and you can let your TV remotes gather dust.
- 8 Core CPU
- 8GB System Memory
- 500GB Hard Drive
- Blu-ray Drive
- 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct
- HDMI In/Out
- USB 3.0
So when can I buy it?
How does right now sound? Yes The Xbox One may have been hard to get hold within the 4 weeks of its launch but you can now grab one, we suggest taking a look at our xbox one mega offers!