Earlier this year, Sony took the wraps off its upcoming PlayStation 4 of PS4 console. But even if we learned a few stuff about the PS4, we did not see the actual hardware, although Sony plans on revealing the actual PS4 hardware this June.
Meanwhile, Microsoft just unveiled the next iteration of the Xbox gaming console which the strongest rival of Sony’s PlayStation. The new Microsoft console is named Xbox One and it will be available at the end of the year. The price tag is still a mystery but we will surely know how much the rig costs before it becomes available commercially.
Compared to the previous Xbox, the Xbox One has a rather boxy design that reminds me of old DVD players. It has a two-tone finish and features both matte and glossy surfaces. In terms of hardware specs, the Xbox One features an octa-core CPU from AMD, a 500GB hard-drive and 8GB of RAM. Connectivity features include USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI in and out and WiFi Direct. The device has a BLU-ray/DVD combo drive, and is capable of producing 1080p or 4K video with 7.1 surround sound.
Apart the Xbox One, Microsoft also unveiled a redesigned game controller and a new Kinect motion camera. The new Microsoft Kinect has a 1080p motion-sensing camera with voice commands and air gestures. The new game controller, on the other hand, features vibrating trigger buttons and a redesigned d-pad and thumbsticks.
The Microsoft Xbox One will come with new games like Call of Duty: Ghosts, Forza Motorsport 5, FIFA, NBA Live, Madden and UFC.