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XBOX Reveal – LIVE Updates from the Show

XBOX Reveal – LIVE Updates from the Show

May 21, 2013

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·         We are live blogging the NEXT XBOX reveal!

·         All star intro with Cliffy B, Hideo Kojima, Bill Gates, JJ Abrams and more!

·         Don Mattrick has hit the stage talks up the success of Xbox live

·         Simple Instant Complete – the ethos of Next XBOX

·         Introducing XBOX One

·         Form factor is very boxy very similar to XBOX original but slicker and shinier – I like it!

·         Kinect 2.0 matches the design of XBOX ONE

·         Cloud Powered

·         Yusuf Mehdi takes stage to introduce new UI

·         Home screen remembers your favourites and last played – login via Kinect

·         Home screen looks a lot like Win 8

·         Live TV on XBOX – instant switching allows immediate switching between TV, games, web, music with  lag no menus

·         New gestures for TV and movies

·         Snap Mode allows you to use multiple apps at the same time ie movies, web

·         Group video calls via Skype – who needs Google Hangouts eh?

·         Snap Mode allows you to watch TV and make calls and surf web and apps at the same time

·         EPSN demo – watching TV with fantasy basketball integrated

·         TV Guide fully integrated

·         XBOX One has made second screen on the same screen

·         Marc Whitten hits stage to talk tech

·         Blu Ray included and 8GB RAM matches PS4

·         OS is the XBOX architecture is 3 OS in one

·         Kinect updated with 2Gb per second processing

·         Kinect camera measure depth, skeletal, balance, muscle

·         New controller has over 40 updates including feedback for triggers

·         SmartGlass is natively part of the system

·         3 inputs – Kinect, Controller and SmartGlass with Kinect as the focus

·         300,000  servers powering next XBOX live

·         EA Sports in new partnership with Microsoft with FIFA, Madden, NBA and UFC (who saw that coming?!)

·         EA introduces next gen engine EA Ignite

·         Phil Spencer talks up MS Studios

·         XBOX One is clearly designed for the living room with a smart design and all entertainment integrated

·         All new franchise reimagined for a new generation

·         Forza 5 revealed first XBOX One first party title – so this is why Turn 10 didnt do Forza Horizons – this will take on PS4’s Drive Club Head on

·         Cloud powered changes games worlds

·         Remedy presents Quantum Break – a cinematic game which adapts as you play (sounds like Heavy Rain?)

·         Microsoft is investing than ever in studios around the world

·         We have more titles in development now than any other time in history

·         15 exclusive launch titles with 8 new IP for launch!

·         Nancy Tellem announces interactive immersive TV

·         TV on XBOX will immersive you… for the first time truly personalised

·         Bonnie Ross, head of 343 Studios  announces live action HALO TV series with Steven Spielberg

·         Peter Jackson must be gutted!! He had tried to bring Halo to the big screen for a several years

·         HALO is a “Premium” tv show – what does that mean?

·         Game Changer? NFL Partnership with XBOX

·         NFL On XBOX allows for interactive fantasy play with live in-game updates

·         Don Mattrick is back to talk up the “one system you will use everyday”

·         XBOX releases later this year – around the world. Is that a simul-launch?

·         More games presented at E3

·         All future Call of Duty content will launch exclusively on XBOX One

·         New engine for next-gen Call of Duty Ghosts

·         Stephen Gaghan writing Call of Duty Ghosts for Infinity Ward

·         Who let the dogs out? Infinity Ward it would seem! Mo-capped dogs feature in Call of Duty Ghosts

·         Call of Duty Ghosts: Dynamic maps for multiplayer and character customisation

·         Call of Duty Ghosts: Still 60 FPS

·         New Call of Duty Ghosts engine boasts massively increase poly counts, advanced animations, high res textures  and volumetric lighting

And that’s the end of the show. Read our full in depth analysis of the reveal here.

Do you think Microsoft did a good job? Let us know below!

Sumit Dutta is an editor at Gaming IQ and is still trying to decipher the ending of Metal Gear Solid 2. Read his columns here and get in touch via Twitter @SumitKD or Google Plus


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