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Microsoft ‘Xbox One’ Press Conference 2013 : Round Up

Well the Microsoft Press Conference is in the books and in it’s hour long reveal showed off the console — named ‘Xbox One’, the controller, the hardware specs, the games and the partnerships.

Here’s the Round Up of what exactly took place:

As pictured above you see the Console (middle), the Kinect (top) and controller (bottom)


  • Seamless integration between entertainment devices such as TV, Music, Movies, Apps and games via voice recognition

Hardware specs

  •  5 Billion Transistors
  • 8 core CPU
  • 8 GB of RAM (System Memory)
  • USB 3.0
  • 500 GB HDD (Hardrive)
  •  Blu-ray Drive
  • 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct
  •  HDMI In/Out


  • 1080P HD RGB Camera
  • 30 FPS color
  • Time of Flight (TOF) Technology
  • Microphone Arrays
  • Upgraded to capture the slightest rotation of a wrist or a shoulder, muscle impact, can read your heartbeat
  • Packaged in the box of every Xbox One

Xbox Controller

  • Over 40 design innovations
  • Integrated Battery compartment
  • Impulse triggers aka Rumble feedback in the trigger buttons
  • Wi-Fi  Radio Stack
  • Precision Directional Pad

Xbox Smartglass

  • Allowing your Tablet to become a remote control working in harmony with Kinect, Xbox Live and Xbox One

Xbox Live

  •  300,000 servers will now power the Xbox Live Experience
  • Cloud servers allowing you to save your games anytime, anywhere
  • Skype
  • Xbox One Guide – Microsoft’s version of a TV guide



  • EA Sports (Strategic Partnership) more details to follow on a later date
  • NFL – Exclusive content, Fantasy Football integration, Live Broadcasts
  • ESPN


  • Halo: The Television Series
  • Xbox One Launch Later this year
  • “Always On” does not hinder the ability for Single Player playthroughs


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