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Discussion in 'Gaming' started by mattCR, May 21, 2013.
XBOX OS + WIndows 8 OS as a multi-switch
HDMI Pass through
totally new Kinnect
Sounds intriguing - price point?
Not announced yet.
A bunch of games being announced, several launch titles.. compared to Sony's announcement this is way better.. MS is actually showing hardware you can see and real world gameplay demos
MS Developed their own custom CPU with AMD as a partner..
Wired has a great rundown:
Official press release:
Initial though: HDMI pass through is fing stupid. It needs to be able to control CableCards itself. =)
Microsoft unveils Xbox One: the ultimate all-in-one home entertainment system
REDMOND, Wash. — May 21, 2013 — A new vision for the future comes to life today as Microsoft Corp. unveils Xbox One , the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system created for today and the next generation. At Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., the company showcased how Xbox One puts you at the center of all your games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.
“Xbox One is designed to deliver a whole new generation of blockbuster games, television and entertainment in a powerful, all-in-one device,” said Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “Our unique, modern architecture brings simplicity to the living room and, for the first time ever, the ability to instantly switch across your games and entertainment.”
Introducing Xbox One
With Xbox One, games push the boundaries of realism, and TV obeys your commands. Say “Xbox On” to launch your personalized Xbox One Home screen, discover what is popular on TV or see friends’ latest gaming achievements all using the most natural interface — your voice. The more you interact with Xbox One, the more it gets to know you and learns what you like. Some of the breakthrough Xbox One features that put you at the center of your living room entertainment include the following:
[*]TV on Xbox One. Navigate and watch live TV from your cable, telco or satellite set-top box through your Xbox One. Microsoft is committed to bringing live TV through various solutions to all the markets where Xbox One will be available.
[*]Home. Turn on your entertainment system with two powerful words, “Xbox On,” and a custom-tailored Home dashboard welcomes you with your favorite games, TV and entertainment.
[*]Snap. Do two things at once on the biggest screen in your home. Use Snap to jump into a multiplayer battle while watching your favorite movie, talk with friends on Skype while watching live TV, or track your fantasy team on TV as you watch the big game and more.
[*]Skype for Xbox One. Specially designed for Xbox One, talk with friends on your TV in stunning HD, or for the first time ever, hold group Skype calls on your TV.
[*]Trending. Stay on top of what is hot on TV by discovering the entertainment that is popular among your friends, and see what is trending within the Xbox community.
[*]OneGuide.,  Find your favorite entertainment easily, searching by network, name or time, all with the sound of your voice and presented in a tailored program guide.
To create the most advanced Xbox system ever designed for games, TV and entertainment, Microsoft created a state-of-the-art gaming operating system and fused it with an equally amazing entertainment platform, so you will not have to switch inputs to watch TV or play a game. An eight-core, x86 processor and more than 5 billion transistors helps make lag and load times a thing of the past, so you can instantly jump between a game and your entertainment at lightning speed or run a host of apps right alongside your game with no loss in performance.Introducing Xbox One titles and exclusives
Gaming on Xbox One immerses gamers in cinematic worlds that look like real life, with characters that feel more human than ever before. AAA blockbuster titles unveiled for Xbox One include the following:
[*]“Forza Motorsport 5” from Turn 10 Studios is the latest edition of the highest-rated racing franchise of the past 10 years. Built from the ground up to take advantage of Xbox One and the infinite power of the cloud, no game better delivers the sensation of being behind the wheel. “Forza Motorsport 5” sets a new bar for racing games and will be available exclusively for Xbox One at launch.
[*]“Call of Duty: Ghosts” is the next generation of “Call of Duty” and a stunning leap forward for the franchise. It delivers an all-new world, an all-new cast of characters and an all-new story, built on a new, next-generation engine. The next-generation technical innovations built to support the incredible gameplay advancements make this the most beautiful and immersive “Call of Duty” experience yet. Activision and Microsoft also announced the renewal of their close partnership that will see both the return of the “Call of Duty® Championship,” presented by Xbox, as well as all-new downloadable content debuting first and exclusively on the Xbox platform.
[*]“FIFA 14,” “Madden NFL 25,” “NBA LIVE 14,” and “EA SPORTS UFC” from EA SPORTS will change the way consumers experience and play sports games. Driven by the new EA SPORTS Ignite engine, these new EA SPORTS games will deliver massive innovations in human intelligence, true player motion and living worlds. Adding to its commitment to Xbox One, EA SPORTS also announced the promise of exclusive content to be revealed in the coming months.
[*]“Quantum Break” from Remedy Entertainment is a revolutionary entertainment experience from the creators of “Max Payne” and “Alan Wake” that blurs the line between gaming and TV by integrating 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.
In addition to the amazing lineup of games coming to Xbox One, Microsoft unveiled exclusive content partnerships with some of the top names in TV, sports and entertainment.
• “Halo” television series. Award-winning filmmaker, director and producer, 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). A multiyear, landmark partnership will deliver the ultimate 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 redefine broadcast experiences through innovations around Skype, Xbox SmartGlass and player-worn technology; add an all-new fantasy football solution for the biggest screen in the house; and create a personalized NFL destination only available on Xbox One.
Introducing a new generation of Xbox Live
Xbox One is built to amplify an all-new generation of Xbox Live that is more powerful, more personal and more intelligent. Unleashing the virtually unlimited power of the cloud makes everything more convenient and accessible, from allowing games to be installed in segments so that gameplay can start quickly to updates downloading in the background. Save and store your personalized profile, games and entertainment in the cloud to access them anytime, from any Xbox One console. In addition, existing Xbox Live Gold Membership for Xbox 360 will seamlessly carry over to Xbox One. Xbox Live takes you deeper into the games you love with all-new features.
[*] Smart Match. 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 — reputation fundamentally matters and helps find best matches.
[*]Game DVR. A dedicated Game DVR captures and accesses your magic moments, all saved to the cloud. Along with sharing tools, you will have the most amazing bragging rights with Xbox Live.
[*]Living Games. 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.
[*]Expanded achievements. 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. 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.
Introducing the Xbox One look and feel
New Xbox One hardware is sleek and modern and complements any décor. The console is shaped in the 16:9 aspect ratio and employs a horizontal orientation optimized for its high-speed Blu-ray™ disc player. It is molded in a deep and rich liquid black color and includes a distinctive beveled edge.
The completely redesigned, revolutionary 1080p Kinect is more precise, more responsive and more intuitive. Its unparalleled vision, motion and voice technology let you reach into games and entertainment like never before by dramatically expanding its field of view and fidelity. It works in nearly any lighting condition, recognizes precise motion control from a slight wrist rotation, and distinguishes your voice even in a noisy room using advanced noise isolation.
The class-leading Xbox controller is refreshed with more than 40 technical and design innovations. Updated directional pad, thumb stick and ergonomic fit immerse all gamers in ways that are uniquely Xbox, and precision and control have been dramatically increased with all new vibrating impulse triggers. The Xbox One Wireless Controller is designed to work in concert with the new Kinect, allowing the two to be paired automatically to create seamless player syncing.
Xbox One will launch in markets around the world later this year. Visit the new Xbox Wire blog athttp://news.xbox.com for in-depth features on the new system, including photos and videos from the unveiling event and new and rotating content from Xbox. More details about Xbox One and blockbuster games will be explored at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.
Xbox is Microsoft’s premier entertainment brand for the TV, phone, PC and tablet. In living rooms or on the go, Xbox is home to the best and broadest games, as well as one of the world’s largest libraries of movies, TV, music, and sports. Your favorite games, TV and entertainment come to life in new ways through the power of Kinect, Xbox SmartGlass, and Xbox Live, the world’s premier social entertainment network. More information about Xbox can be found online at http://www.xbox.com.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Features and requirements are under development and may change prior to release. Available features and content may vary by country. Broadband Internet (ISP fees apply) and advanced TV hardware required. Games and media content sold separately. Xbox Live Gold Membership, paid subscription and other requirements apply for some Xbox Live features.
1 Live TV with Kinect navigation, Live TV with OneGuide, Trending, and NFL on Xbox available in U.S. at launch; anticipating global scale over time.
2 Kinect voice functionality only available in supported locales and languages.
3 At launch, Live TV will require a supported receiver device with HDMI output (sold separately).
4 Subject to geographical content restrictions.
5 Some Xbox Live content and features available on Xbox 360, including avatar content and some apps, are not available with Xbox Live on Xbox One.
6 In supported games.
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From the articles a few takeaways:
-The only configuration is a (meager) 500gb drive. It is custom built by MS, no other sizes available.
-Every disk based game gets fully installed to said hard disk and then you can apparently throw the disk away.
So, the reselling question is still valid. As is rental. No explanation of how this works, ie is there a one time key code in the box for every install. If that's the case then can you just put the code in and download if you want to or do you have to install from disk? On steam it's pointless to install from disk it's often quicker for me to simply download. Not that I have bought a disk lately, the last time was Doom 3 I think and the disk never made it out of the case.
I'm not so sure he is right:
Edit: NM official confirmation that more news to come here: ""We are designing Xbox One to enable customers to trade in and resell games. We’ll have more details to share later.""
I will be covering the BIG Microsoft E3 Press Event next month for the forum, hopefully with a lot more details on the new platform.
There were only 2 games announced that weren't multiplatform, and they were an inevitable sequel (Forza 5; the PS4 has a racing game, too, so this is kind of moot) and a new IP (Quantum Break, not a launch game, and nobody's sure what to make of it anyway).Yeah they showed hardware and it looks to have cool functions, but where are the games? This reveal was actually quite a letdown. Why bother focusing on EA Sports or Call of Duty if those games aren't going to stay on the Xbox One? Sony showed some multiplatform games, but also gave a LOT of attention to their handful of exclusives and showed stuff off. The only gameplay video was a pre-recorded, non-actually-playing-the-game video of a multiplatform title that will even be on 360 and PS3 this fall.
So why didn't MS just hold out for E3 or show everything today? Wasted effort.
Also, Xbox One, horrible name, ugly console, uglier Kinect. The non-gaming functions are AWESOME and I really hope Sony can do them, too, but everything else was a huge disappointment. Even the controller doesn't seem better.
Edit: Between the sports games, Call of Duty, car racing, big ugly hardware....it's pretty obvious MS is banking on the 12-30 male bro demographic and given up on Japan or any non-gamers entirely.
Such a negative nancy, Moran
Look, I owned all three consoles (wii, XBOX360, PS3) and I now have the WiiU as well; I will undoubtably grab both the XBOX One and the PS4, primarily for the exclusives. PS4 will get me Infamous 3, Uncharted Whatever, etc. and XBOX gets me it's own unique titles.. while Quantum Break doesn't look much to you, since it's done by the team that did Alan Wake, it is definitely on my list.
I actually thought, in regards to your last paragraph, that MS spent all of their time appealing to non-gamers.. "launch Skype here! Post to facebook here! Monitor your fantasy football leagues! Keep track of the TV you watch, find out what TV other people watch". Today's presentation seemed to be very heavily based on what non-gamers would see as far as a unified media destination.. which may or may not be such a great thing, but I didn't see it as banking on the 13-20 male demo as much as the middle age wife who likes the idea of yelling in "turn it to Good Morning America" and having it do it.
mattCR - That's the problem though. MS is selling the console to non-gamers (so far, at least; they will focus squarely on games at E3 and this is only 1 of 2 big reveal events for them) but non-gamers won't buy the console because it's a GAMING console. That's like trying to sell an iPhone to the Amish because it has apps that could help them. The chief architect of the original Xbox (I forget his name) did an interview not long ago (Januaryish?) where he said he was worried that MS pushed the Xbox brand too far into entertainment and away from gaming too soon and they would end up losing market share because of it.
Honestly, the features they showed off are AWESOME. But really, if you're a non-gamer and you see all the stuff it does, chances are you don't care. I explained some of the basics of the console to my non-gamer girlfriend and her response was "But why would you even need to do all of that at the same time? Isn't that a bit much?" I think being able to talk to your TV and stuff is cool but, really, the time and effort saved on my part is so, so, so minimal that saying the One is worth buying simply for those features is silly. People would look to buy this because of the gaming features and see the other things as what sets this apart from the PS4 or the Wii U.
Sidenote: the Wii U basically does what the One does in regards to TV. Whereas the One makes you split the live TV image and your other functions, the Wii U lets you keep the TV on the TV and the game on the tablet. Sure, the Wii U isn't as powerful as the One and doesn't offer the graphics that the One does, but....well...I don't care that much about the next graphics leap.
EDIT: The PS4 also will let you play games and do stuff on the Vita, off the main TV screen. I think this is a superior option to Smart Glass (which probably won't be supported that much in the long run, let's be honest). If Sony has the same TV control and voice command stuff going on, then the playing field is completely even. If Sony doesn't, then I still don't think the One's features will be enough.
I'd laugh but i'll end up owning both anyway. Sent from my Android phone on the HTF App!
I'm both excited and confused. I like the new design because it is boring and will fit in with my boring TiVo and AVR and blu-ray (not that I have problems with my white 360). I'm disappointed that there aren't any games demo'd of interest (don't care about racing sims, and the Quantum Break looked like a 1993 throwback with the awful live video cutscenes). But games will come.The kinect demo is awesome, but will that chunk of plastic fit on top or under my plasma? Can my wife learn to talk to the TV? Will it also check my cholesterol while taking my pulse and blood pressure, to lower my healthcare costs?I'm twitterpated and baffled by the TV functions. Do I connect my TiVo to the Xbox which then connects to the AVR which then outputs to the TV? Will my digital signal make it hopscotch all the way through? What does this mean for media center and windows 7? Is it more alive than ever, or on the chopping block?And the cost? TBD.
As someone who owns the WiiU, I can tell you in regards to the sidenote: pusha. The WiiU TV function is unusable in most places, I can't use it with my carrier here in KC, and even if it did work, since it just dispatches to the tablet, I'm not sure how it even is similar.. The WiiU has a lot of issues, but the basically non-functional TV portion is one of them, so they can't be compared.
I also think we're looking at "Glass" as the same concept of Vita.. and it's not. I don't think it is even mean to be. I think the purpose of glass is to basically give you another controller for your XBOX that works differently.. from keyboard entry to just managing your screen layouts. I don't think we are going to see any games that really go back and forth between Glass and XBOX, with the exception of some XBOX live titles, and that is mostly going to apply to Windows Phone... but I don't perceive it as being anything like the Vita, and I don't think that is the goal.
I'm confused, though.. you begin by saying it's targeting 13-20 year olds, and now you seem to agree its first entry is for non-gamers.
On the game front, several companies issued press statements today with their backing.. including unique properties from Rare (I'm betting a Banjo-Kazooie update)..
LIke I said, all of this is moot. I will end up with both, and I find the fan war between the two silly. Both are going to have some exclusives the other one won't. I'll still enjoy my WiiU for a few exclusive titles, and that's OK too.
I am glad they are including TV with this. The question for me though is will it have a PVR? Will you be able to hook up something like the Ceton
6 tuner USB to it via USB 3.0? I don't see limiting its HD to 500G from the start a problem if you will be able to add extra storage.
If it does have a PVR will it include an EPG like WMC? Will the EPG only be available if you have a X Box Live account? Questions for Todd to
ask at E3.
Maybe this is why MS decided to stop supporting WMC as it will focus on the XBox One instead.
Frankly I like the look. It will go well with the rest of HT equipment.
No it won't have a DVR. No it won't be a Media Center Extender. No the hard drive cannot be replaced. Sounds like a TOTAL mess in the making.
The continue to be completely confusing on used game sales probably because the answer isn't what people want to hear. They HAVE to make a way for used games to be sold but that's not the future. The future is direct sales over the internet and no used games.
I'll be getting a one, obviously (and the PS4 too). But I think the PS4 is going to be a bigger hit because MS and Sony have reversed roles on so many things this generation that are all falling in Sony's favor. It's going to be a very interesting E3.
None of your links say anything about disbanding Media Center Extender. Since they've just started promo'ing a Windows8 ready extender interface for Windows Phone, and updated MC to Windows8, I don't know if they would kill it that quickly. -Maybe-, but nothing in any of these articles says that