It looks like Microsoft will be producing a White version of their upcoming Xbox One console, but don’t get too excited. The white version at least for the time being appears to be limited to Microsoft Employees. Microsoft may offer the white version at a later time, but we have not heard of it being available to non-employees at launch.
Pre-orders in connection to Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One are much higher for games like Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag than on the current generation of consoles.
Microsoft has filed exclusive rights application for a new multiplayer gaming headset which encloses features such as voice interaction, eye tracking, facial recognition, accelerometers and gyroscopes, which efficiently sounds like a mixture of Google Glass and Oculus Rift.
To summit it off, Microsoft have also been advertising the “cloud” while they claim it can give the console much better computing power, and definitely a better storage as well. Xbox one can now make use of the limitless sized hard drive space online, our gratitude to Microsoft for permitting users to tap huge amount of servers they’ve setup for the console and Office 365.
According to an analyst of Robert W. Baird, it is most likely that gamers will experience initial shortages during the launch of PlayStation 3 and Xbox One. Complexity involved in each system’s planned launch is being considered one of the main reasons behind the shortages, since its these two new consoles are getting an over whelming response/demand from the users resulting in huge number of pre-orders already. It is definitely creating a complex situation for the companies.
Sometimes moves made by the Big names in the Tech industry get too complex that they get hard to comprehend. For instance, the decision reverted to bring Start button in Windows 8.1 but not the Start menu. Such steps limit the company being aggressive, and now news has been publicized that the second generation Kinect sensor (comes with Xbox One) isn’t going to plug into PCs, reason being it’s having a proprietary connector.
Just when the controversy over Microsoft’s update to the Xbox 360 couldn’t possibly get any juicer, it did.
A few days ago, Microsoft retracted two of their more upsetting features for the Xbox One – that of a required always-on connection and the inability to play any used games. In a statement by Don Mattrick, an Xbox executive, the company reversed the decision that insisted on DRM policy for used and shared games and that the 24 hour online requirement was nixed, meaning players can take their Xbox One anywhere.
Sony and Microsoft have revealed their next generation gaming consoles called the Playstation 4 and Xbox one. Yes! The two rivals are back with their latest models. Both models are expected to get one on one in the battlefield later this year. What a competition it will be. So our Xbox and PS lovers hold onto your money and wait for a couple of more months to experience the ultimate gaming graphics. The retail box art for both consoles has been revealed!
Now with the announcement of Xbox One, AMD has confirmed through a Tweet that it is powered by a single-chip, semi-custom APU co-developed by AMD and Microsoft. This tweet reveals that Microsoft and AMD have worked closely for the APU powering Xbox One which features 8 cores, an embedded GPU and 8GB of RAM. It is rather strange that why Microsoft is so quite about the specs while Sony has openly announced the internals of their PS4.
Battlefield 4 has been officially announced on Battlefield’s Facebook Page. It will launch October 29th of this year. Of course I know most of you reading this will be getting it for the PC, but it will also be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The Battlefield team has also revealed that the game will be made available for the recently announced Xbox One console as well. So expect to see that later down the line.