Fully interactive TV, sports, movies, entertainment, and maybe a few games on the side?
After months of anticipation, Microsoft finally revealed their next generation video game system, the “Xbox One”. The system was demonstrated by seamlessly switching between browsing the internet, listening to music, watching live TV, to using multiple apps at the sound of the users voice.
Senior Vice President Yusuf Mehdi showed how users could browse channels and shows just by calling out the name of the show or the channel it’s on. ”No more memorizing channels or hunting for the remote control,” he said.
The system also comes with an upgrade of the Kinect, Microsoft’s motion and voice based sensor which will be required for the system to function.
Microsoft executives hyped the Xbox One as a replacement for your basic cable boxes. I’ll admit, I am intrigued by a lot of what was shown. But for now, I’d say Microsoft is leaving a lot to be desired from their press conference. Microsoft representatives report that more will be revealed at the E3 conference next month.
What do you guys think? Is the Xbox One something you’d like in your house?