First it was dubbed the Xbox 720, and then it went by codename Durango. From there fans went wild and started speculating on what the next generation console might be called. Would it be Xbox Infinity? Or maybe Fusion, or Xbox 8? Well it turns out that all the speculation was wrong. Today Microsoft officially revealed their next generation console. The Xbox One has been announced and the name comes from the idea that the next gen console will be an all in one home entertainment system.
Details from the Xbox reveal are still flying in, but here’s what we know about it now. The Xbox One will be cloud powered and comes with a slightly reimagined controller. There was emphasis on how quickly players will be able to shift switch from being in the middle of a game to web browsing an instant later just by shouting out voice commands for the Kinect to pick up.
Microsoft also laid out the technical specifications that the Xbox One will be bringing to gamers.
500 GB HDD
8GB of RAM
Interplay between Kinect, controller, and Smartglass
Game DVR with native editing and sharing tools for easy upload to the cloud
The developer also divulged that the current Xbox Live experience runs on 15,000 servers where as the Xbox One will be fueled by 300,000 since it relies greatly on the Cloud function. The new Xbox Live will carry over memberships, as well as progress. As stated previously, the controller has been tweaked some. The D-pad has – finally, been given a new look and will hopefully fix any issues it served before. The Xbox jewel rests higher on the controller this time around and the analog sticks are slightly more concave.