Xbox One The Reveal and Compare Against PS4 – #XboxOne #Microsoft

Microsoft have finally taken the wraps off their next generation console which we now know will be called Xbox One.  At first this naming seems to be at odds with normal naming conventions, to the casual person doesn’t PS4 mean greater than Xbox One.

Don’t think of it like this for one second, this is a reboot if you will of the Xbox brand, this is Xbox One, will we see Xbox Two in 5-8 years, unknown but this new naming will allow for this.

So what do we know about its internals, well pretty much as expected, Microsoft have chosen to use 8GB of DDR3 RAM which is a slightly inferior but still excellent.

  • 8 Core CPU
  • 8 GB DDR3 system memory
  • 500 GB Hard Drive
  • Blu-Ray Drive
  • 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • HDMI in and out
  • At least 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • SPDIF output
  • IR output

As you can see below we still do not know some of the PS4 specs but right now Xbox One is shaping up to be an amazing bit of kit for your home

Feature PlayStation 4 Xbox One
Optical Drive Blu-Ray/DVD 
Game DVR Yes 
CPU Single-chip x86 AMD “Jaguar” processor, 8 cores 
8 Core Microsoft custom CPU 
Storage TBA 500 GB Hard Drive
Second Screen Vita

Cloud Storage Yes 
Mandatory Game Installs TBA Yes 
Always Online Connection No No 
Used Game Fee TBA Maybe 
Backwards Compatibility None 
Skype TBA Yes 
Motion Control DualShock 4, PlayStation Eye Kinect 2
Voice Commands TBA Yes 
Subscription Fee TBA TBA
USB USB 3.0 USB 3.0
Live Streaming TBA TBA
Reputation Preservation Trophies will be ported Achievements will be ported 
Web Connection Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Ethernet, WiFi 
BlueTooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
A/V Hookups HDMI (4K Support) , Analog (Component, RCA), Optical output
HDMI input and output (4K support), Optical output 

Confirmed Xbox One Games

Game Developer Release Date
Assassin’s Creed 4 Ubisoft Montreal TBA
Battlefield 4 EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) 10.29.13
Call of Duty: Ghosts Infinity Ward 11.5.2013
Destiny Bungie TBA
FIFA Soccer 14 EA TBA
Forza Motorsport 5 Turn 10 TBA
Madden 25 EA TBA
NBA Live 14 EA TBA
Quantum Break Remedy Entertainment TBA
Thief Eidos Studios Montreal TBA
Watch Dogs Ubisoft TBA

User Interface

At the Xbox One’s event yesterday, Microsoft lifted the lid on some details on the new interface that powers the Xbox One.

The system will be deeply integrated with Microsoft’s new version of their Kinect, and users will have access to more voice commands and functionality than ever before. Such as saying ‘Xbox: On’ and the device will return exactly to where it was previously when switched off, with minimal delay, an excellent feature.

Microsoft also talked about a new ‘Snap’ mode which allows users to use the interface, Kinect and the controller to do more than one thing at a time. Examples of this include browsing the net while watching a movie. It is also possible to use Skype at the same time as watching TV, a movie or playing a game by use of the Snap feature.

Game type Will it work?
Xbox One discs Yes
Xbox One downloads Yes
Used Xbox One games Yes, for a fee
Xbox 360 discs No
Xbox 360 downloads No
Xbox discs No

Streaming Services

Streaming video services, have had a massive impact on the entertainment industry, and Microsoft plans on continuing their line of services and more. Below are the confirmed services that will appear on the Xbox One. If you have purchased music and movies through your Xbox 360, you will still be able to access these on the Xbox One.

Service Will it work?
Netflix Yes
Hulu Plus Yes
Vudu Yes
Amazon Instant video Yes
Crackle Yes
Crunchyroll Yes
NHL Yes Yes
Epix Yes
YouTube Yes
redbox instant Yes
Vimeo Yes
HBO Go Yes
NFL Sunday Ticket Unknown
Max Go Unknown
Showtime Anytime Unknown
LoveFilm Unknown

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