It’s finally here. After years of anticipation, Microsoft has unveiled its successor to the Xbox 360, the Xbox One. The new console adds a slew of new features that could easily take over your living room. “Can we take what you love and make it better?” Microsoft’s Don Mattrick said on stage at the Xbox Reveal event in Redmond, Wash. “The living room is too complex and Xbox wants to fix that.”
Packed with an octa-core processor, 8GB of RAM and 500 GB of storage space, the Xbox One’s new interface blends the current Xbox UI with Windows 8. So what do we love most about the new Xbox? Here’s a roundup of the best features you can look forward to when the Xbox One launches later this year.
According to the presentation, voice controls can be used as a primary means of navigating the dashboard and launching applications. Simply say “Xbox On” and the device will power up and turn on your TV simultaneously. You can launch apps, play games and surf the Web by telling the Xbox to do so instead of scrolling through the console’s dashboard.