Xbox One

The Xbox One is a home video game console developed by Microsoft. Released in May 2013, it is the successor to the Xbox 360 and the third console in the
Xbox family, and was released in North America, Europe (in some countries), Australia, and Brazil in November 2013, and in Japan, China, and other
European countries in September 2014. It competes with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s Wii U as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles.
It is the first Xbox game console to be released in China, specifically in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. Microsoft marketed the device as an “all-in-one
entertainment system”.

Moving away from its predecessor’s PowerPC-based architecture, the Xbox One marks a shift back to the x86 architecture used in the original Xbox; it
features an AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) built around the x86-64 instruction set. The console places an increased emphasis on cloud computing
and the integration of entertainment applications and services, offering the ability to overlay live television programming from an existing set-top box
or a digital tuner for digital terrestrial television with an enhanced program guide, split-screen multitasking of applications, and improved second-screen
support. The console optionally includes a redesigned Kinect sensor, marketed as the “Kinect 2.0”, providing improved motion tracking and voice recognition for use in its graphical user interface (GUI) and games. The Xbox One offers the ability for users to record and share “clips” from gameplay or live-stream directly to Twitch, Ustream, and other streaming platforms. The console’s controller was redesigned over the Xbox 360’s, with a redesigned body, D-pad and triggers capable of delivering directional haptic feedback.

The Xbox One received mostly positive reception for its refined controller design, multimedia features, and voice navigation. Its quieter and cooler
design was praised for making the console more reliable than its predecessor on-launch, but the console was generally criticized for running games at
a technically lower graphical level than the PlayStation 4. Its original user interface was panned for being nonintuitive, although changes made to it
and other aspects of the console’s software post-launch received positive reception. Its Kinect received praised for its improved motion-tracking accuracy, its face recognition logins, and its voice commands.

A redesigned model known as Xbox One S was released in August 2016; it has a streamlined design, native support for 4K video playback and upscaling,
and HDR10 high-dynamic-range color. It was praised for its smaller size, its on-screen visual improvements, and its lack of an external power supply,
but its regressions such as the lack of a native Kinect port were noted. A future hardware revision codenamed “Project Scorpio” is scheduled for
late-2017; it will feature major hardware upgrades focused on enabling 4K gameplay and support for virtual reality hardware, and will be backward
compatible with all existing Xbox One software and hardware.


Xbox One’s exterior casing consists of a two-tone “liquid black” finish; with half finished in a matte grey, and the other in a glossier black. The matte
side of the top of the console consists of a large air vent. The design was intended to evoke a more entertainment-oriented and simplified look than
previous iterations of the console; among other changes, the LED rings used by Xbox 360 are replaced by a glowing white Xbox logo used to communicate the
system’s status to the user.[36] Due to the overall ventilation design of the console, Xbox One is designed to only sit horizontally.


The Xbox One’s controller maintains the overall layout found in the Xbox 360’s controller, but with various refinements to its form. Among its changes
include a smoother form, textured analog sticks, a four-way directional pad, and redesigned triggers and shoulder buttons with a curved shape for
ergonomics.[58][59][60][61] “Menu” and “View” buttons have replaced the Start and Select buttons.


The Kinect 2.0, an updated natural user interface sensor, was redesigned and recreated to provide motion-tracking and voice commands for the Xbox One.

Kinect 2.0 features a wide-angle time-of-flight camera[73] and a 1080p camera, in comparison to the VGA resolution of the Xbox 360 version, and processes
2GB of data per second to map its environment. Kinect 2.0 has an improved accuracy over its predecessor; it can track up to 6 people simultaneously,
referred to as “skeletons”, perform heart rate tracking, track controller gestures, and read QR codes to redeem Xbox Live gift cards.

Software and services:

Xbox One runs two operating systems within a hypervisor; games run within one separate operating system, while apps and the user interface run within a
stripped-down “core” variant of Windows 10,[81] originally Windows 8 during its launch.[82] This architecture allows resources to be allocated
specifically to different aspects of the console’s functions, including multitasking and Kinect processing, ensuring an “absolute guarantee of
performance” for games.[83][84] Apps can be “snapped” to the side of the screen as a form of multitasking.[82] Xbox One supports Universal Windows
Platform apps, which can be designed to run across Xbox One, Windows 10, and Windows 10 Mobile in synchronization with the Windows platform.

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Designer: Leslie Benzies
Rating: Mature
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