Earlier today, Microsoft held a press event to unveil a new games console called the XBox One.
- 8GB of RAM
- a 500GB Hard Drive
- 802.11n Wi-Fi
- 8-Core CPU
- Blu-Ray Drive
- HDMI In/Out with support for 4k(Ultra HD)
- USB 3.0
- x86 Architecture (Which means no backwards compatibility with XBox 360 games)
In terms of the software, users will be able to watch live TV on it and change the channel using voice commands. The Kinect camera will also come in handy because the will also sport a Skype app. A lot of podcasters rely on Skype as a way to bring guests on their podcasts so I am sure we will see people trying to hack their XBox One consoles so they can also plug a decent microphone into it. Microsoft has also announced that there will be 15 games which will be exclusive to the XBox one.
Another interesting point to note is that the XBox One will be running three operating systems: A cut down version of Windows 8, the XBox game OS and a third one to help everything work together properly.
So when will we be seeing the XBox One(you might ask)? Well, Microsoft have said that it would launch later this year. No details on pricing just yet though. However, we will see more information during E3 in June.