Highlights and reactions
MS new console will be officially known as “Xbox One”
Multi-Media: Great multi-media services, and nice Kinect controls (I called the gestures and voice control last year), but I could care less. Guess the former MS rep who quit wasn’t lying.
Xbox One specs: 8-Core CPU, 8GB of RAM (no confirmation of DD3 / DDR5), 500GB HDD, Blu Ray, HDMI, USB 3.0.
Xbox One has 3 OS. An updated Xbox 360 OS, Windows Kernel OS, and a OS to combine the two.
Achievement System: Now helps find your perfect match in the multiplayer games you play (huge potential for finding friends of similar skill level).
“300,000 servers for XBL, larger than the entirety of the internet during 1999.” Best quote of the show LMAO.
Smart Glass will allow you to use multiple devices as a second screen to function with your TV and Xbox One. No confirmation of whether this works with games.
EA Games: New engine for EA Sports. Looks Meh. Exclusive DLC for Xbox One for Fifa.
Forza 5: No gameplay CG Video. WTF MS.
Remedy (Alan Wake): Quantum Break. Finally not just another CG trailer. Live Action + CG :(. Looks heavily inspired by Beyond: Two Souls.
MS plans to have 15 exclusives in the first year, 8 of which are new IP’s. Sounds good, and the best news thus far.
More media stuff. The Xbox One focus is on being a media box first, gaming second. MS has new partnerships to bring exclusive TV content to Xbox One. Halo series.
NFL on Xbox One.
I’m pleased to announce Xbox One will be launching...........later this year. LMFAO biggest F@%#ing troll EVA’.
Call of Duty Ghost: Exclusive DLC for Xbox One for Call of Duty Ghost. Made by Infinity Ward. A dog as your BFF (Fable). Mocap dog. Graphically looks on par with Battlefield 3 on mid settings. Customization & Dynamic maps for the new COD. 60fps confirmed. Side by Side COD: Ghost vs COD: Modern Warfare 3, dog model is a big jump (simply because now it’s a main character), character models have more details, but not quite as noticeable, jungles look better but not WOW. PS none of it was side-by-side.
Overall the presentation was Meh! There were a lot of details and confirmation, but nothing that wow'ed. MS needs to bring it hard at E3 to make up the lackluster presentation, because Sony is now leading the competition by FAR.