Microsoft has finally unveiled the new Xbox, dubbed the Xbox One and due “later this year,” although with the better part of their presentation being given over to TV and EA Sports precious little of the actual game line-up was on show.
As Sony is obsessed with social, so Microsoft is with TV (and “the Cloud”) – although the console does still retain the capability to play actual games:
A much enhanced version of Kinect is also included, as is the possibility of struggling to control the device with voice controls.
Microsoft first proudly presented a special partnership with the USA’s worst company – Electronic Arts was on hand to reveal its “intelligent and dynamic” EA Sports titles, showing off some surprisingly poor graphics and various promises of super-AI and continuous as opposed to merely annual updates.
Forza Motorsports 5 also featured, and for the tiny minority of Xbox gamers not interested in sports games,
several seconds of Remedy’s Quantum Break were visible in between what appeared to be shots of a TV drama.
Microsoft did promise 15 “exclusive” games and 8 “new franchises” – after which it was back to the exciting world of TV on Xbox Live, in the form of a Spielberg produced Halo live action series and more ways of fantasising about muscular men running up and down a stadium in the form of NFL and “fantasy football.”
Activision was also on hand to present Call of Duty Ghosts, which now includes a dog.
No other games featured, with further details apparently due at the impending E3.