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Xbox One release date confirmed for ‘later this year’

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Xbox One release date confirmed for ‘later this year’
Xbox One release date confirmed for 'later this year', answers gamers dreams

The Xbox One release date has been confirmed, with Microsoft’s newly unveiled next-generation console to hit retailers ‘later this year.’

Set to go head-to-head with the recently confirmed PS4, the new Xbox Infinity, formally teased as the Xbox 720, will touch down “later this year,” with a likely holiday season launch to see Microsoft attempt to capitalise on the lucrative pre-Christmas shopping period.

Speaking during the official XboxReveal event at Microsoft’s HQ in Redmond, Don Mattrick stated: “The Xbox One will be released around the world later this year.”

Teasing more details to come, he added: “This is just the beginning. We can’t wait to share the next chapter of our story in a couple of weeks at E3.”

Xbox One Features

A comprehensive entertainment device that offers all-round multimedia benefits, the Xbox One is set to build on strong gaming centric base with all manner of new additions.

Lining up alongside a revised new Kinect peripheral, the Xbox One is set to support a raft of motion and vocal commands, with users able to say “Xbox On” in order to power-up the device, with the next-generation console to automatically log users in to their specific accounts based on the voice recognition.

Powered by an eight-core processor and 8GB of RAM with a 500GB HDD, the Xbox One specs sheet is further enhanced via an integrated Blu-ray player. Built around 64bit PC architecture, the Xbox One will not be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games, although it has avoided the always-on concerns of some gamers.

Partnering a remodelled controller with dynamic feedback triggers, the new Kinect hosting Xbox One features a selection of connectivity options, with 802.11n wireless lining up alongside HDMI in and out and a USB 3.0 port.

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