First Look of Microsoft Xbox One

After four years of development, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One entertainment console and touted it as an all-in-one solution for playing games, watching TV and doing everything in between. Microsoft wants the Xbox One to be central to your living room and packed the new Xbox with such features as the ability to change TV channels through voice commands. Don Mattrick, President of Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft unveils Xbox One on May 21 in Washington. (AP)
After four years of development, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One entertainment console and touted it as an all-in-one solution for playing games, watching TV and doing everything in between. Microsoft wants the Xbox One to be central to your living room and packed the new Xbox with such features as the ability to change TV channels through voice commands.
Don Mattrick, President of Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft unveils Xbox One on May 21 in Washington. (AP)
Although the device won't go on sale until later this year, at a price that hasn't been disclosed yet. Microsoft invited attendees of Tuesday's announcement event to take a closer look at the system.Kinect Group Program Manager Scott Evans (R), demonstrates the newest generation Kinect sensor. (AP)
Although the device won't go on sale until later this year, at a price that hasn't been disclosed yet. Microsoft invited attendees of Tuesday's announcement event to take a closer look at the system.
Kinect Group Program Manager Scott Evans (R), demonstrates the newest generation Kinect sensor. (AP)
 Based on limited time with the device, the Xbox One feels like an improvement over its predecessor. But it fails to include features some fans have demanded, including the ability to play games bought for the existing Xbox 360 system.Kinect Group Program Manager Scott Evans (R), shows a guest the newest generation Kinect sensor. (AP)
Based on limited time with the device, the Xbox One feels like an improvement over its predecessor. But it fails to include features some fans have demanded, including the ability to play games bought for the existing Xbox 360 system.
Kinect Group Program Manager Scott Evans (R), shows a guest the newest generation Kinect sensor. (AP)
 Many particulars about the Xbox One could change between now and when it's released. More details are expected at the E3 video game conference in Los Angeles next month. Kinect Group Program Manager Scott Evans demonstrates the new Kinect sensor. (AP)
Many particulars about the Xbox One could change between now and when it's released. More details are expected at the E3 video game conference in Los Angeles next month.
Kinect Group Program Manager Scott Evans demonstrates the new Kinect sensor. (AP)
With contrasting matte and gloss finishes, the Xbox One is the slickest video game console so far. The Xbox's outer shell, which Microsoft calls “liquid black,'' features vented flourishes and all the inputs and outputs one might need, including multiple USB ports and HDMI pass-through.Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox One entertainment and gaming console system is on display after its unveiling. (AP)
With contrasting matte and gloss finishes, the Xbox One is the slickest video game console so far. The Xbox's outer shell, which Microsoft calls “liquid black,'' features vented flourishes and all the inputs and outputs one might need, including multiple USB ports and HDMI pass-through.
Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox One entertainment and gaming console system is on display after its unveiling. (AP)
 The new version of the Xbox's camera-based Kinect system comes with better motion and voice detection, including the ability to recognise faces, tell if you're smiling or talking and gauge your heart rate.Kareem Choudhry, left, development manager for Microsoft's Kinect motion-sensing device for the Xbox, demonstrates how the new Kinect for the next-generation Xbox One. (AP)
The new version of the Xbox's camera-based Kinect system comes with better motion and voice detection, including the ability to recognise faces, tell if you're smiling or talking and gauge your heart rate.
Kareem Choudhry, left, development manager for Microsoft's Kinect motion-sensing device for the Xbox, demonstrates how the new Kinect for the next-generation Xbox One. (AP)
The system seems to work harmoniously together. For example, by combining the Kinect's face detection ability with the machine's wireless controllers, it recognised – almost magically – when users swapped controllers.A group of visiting journalists try out the improved motion-detecting capabilities of the new Kinect controller. (AP)
The system seems to work harmoniously together. For example, by combining the Kinect's face detection ability with the machine's wireless controllers, it recognised – almost magically – when users swapped controllers.
A group of visiting journalists try out the improved motion-detecting capabilities of the new Kinect controller. (AP)
The new controller's layout is mostly unchanged, but the bulky battery bump is gone from the back. The smoother Xbox One controller boasts of a new directional pad and vibrating trigger buttons. The new Xbox One controller (R), next to the previous controller during a press event unveiling. (AP)
The new controller's layout is mostly unchanged, but the bulky battery bump is gone from the back. The smoother Xbox One controller boasts of a new directional pad and vibrating trigger buttons.
The new Xbox One controller (R), next to the previous controller during a press event unveiling. (AP)
What games? Despite the fact that such titles as “Call of Duty: Ghosts,'' “FIFA 14'' and “Forza Motorsport 5'' were teased during Tuesday's flashy presentation, actual games weren't available to try out afterward. Microsoft said it plans to focus on Xbox One titles in three weeks at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the gaming industry's annual convention in Los Angeles. Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President at EA Sports, unveils a new lineup of EA Sports game coming to Xbox One. (AP)
What games? Despite the fact that such titles as “Call of Duty: Ghosts,'' “FIFA 14'' and “Forza Motorsport 5'' were teased during Tuesday's flashy presentation, actual games weren't available to try out afterward. Microsoft said it plans to focus on Xbox One titles in three weeks at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the gaming industry's annual convention in Los Angeles.
Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President at EA Sports, unveils a new lineup of EA Sports game coming to Xbox One. (AP)

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