By now, gamers around the world know just as much about Microsoft's new video game console, the Xbox One, as they do Sony's recently announced PlayStation 4. Like its next-generation counterpart, the Xbox One will rely on an 8-core processor, supported by 8 gigabytes of RAM, a Blu-ray disc drive, a non-removable 500 gigabyte hard drive, three USB 3.0 ports, and WiFi capability.
The Xbox One will also be packaged with an advanced version of Kinect, which Microsoft says is so sensitive now it can track your pulse. At the unveiling this week, the company did not announce a price, nor did it set a launch date, other than to say gamers can expect it by the end of the year. Which is to say, there's much more to the Xbox One than what the company just unveiled. For more answers, Fortune sought out Yusuf Mehdi, Senior Vice President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, for more answers.