Microsoft announces Xbox One

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Microsoft announced Xbox One, the “all-in-one entertainment system,”  on Tuesday, May 21.

Don Mattrick, president, of Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft announced the upcoming entertainment console.

“This system is made to amaze on day one and to improve over generations ahead,” Mattrick said.

Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, introduces Xbox One, The new controller for Xbox One boasts 40 new updates. (Courtesty Microsoft)
Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, introduces Xbox One, The new controller for Xbox One boasts 40 new updates. (Courtesy Microsoft)

Among the extensive list of new features is voice-automation, allowing users to simply state a supported command, after which the Xbox One will then carry out that task. Users can turn the Xbox on, navigate to the home screen and even switch between a game and live TV using voice automation.

XBox One enables users to watch cable and satellite TV through the console. Voice commands will switch between live TV, a game, a movie or even a high-definition Skype video call.

Microsoft also announced seven games that have been optimized for Xbox One. According to the Xbox One news release, these games “immerse gamers in cinematic worlds that look like real life, with characters that feel more human than ever before.”

Xbox One’s updated controller was redesigned to work in harmony with these games and long list of new features.

The new entertainment console will be released around the world later this year. An exact release date has yet to be announced.

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