Microsoft Xbox One: What experts say about it?


    Microsoft Xbox One is the most talked about product at the moment. The newly showcased gaming console is being talked as the next best thing to have happened to the gaming world and everyone wants to say something or the other about this product that may define the gaming in the coming years.

    Here is a look at what the tech experts have to say about Microsoft Xbox One:

    Brian Blau, Gartner analyst: “It really extends the home entertainment experience. The console seems to appeal to more than just a core gamer in the family and should be of interest to all types of audiences, from sports players to TV viewers to those who are social and want to share things.”

    Michael Pachter , Wedbush analyst:  “Tuesday’s presentation was more general than what Microsoft will likely give at E3, where games will be central as thousands of game industry insiders, bloggers and journalists gather for the annual industry conference  They didn’t focus on games. They focused on everything else.”  “Xbox One is built to amplify an all-new generation of Xbox Live that is more powerful, more personal and more intelligent. Unleashing the virtually unlimited power of the cloud makes everything more convenient and accessible, from allowing games to be installed in segments so that gameplay can start quickly to updates downloading in the background. Save and store your personalised profile, games and entertainment in the cloud to access them anytime, from any Xbox One console.

    The completely redesigned, revolutionary 1080p Kinect is more precise, more responsive and more intuitive. Its unparalleled vision, motion and voice technology let you reach into games and entertainment like never before by dramatically expanding its field of view and fidelity. It works in nearly any lighting condition, recognizes precise motion control from a slight wrist rotation, and distinguishes your voice even in a noisy room using advanced noise isolation.

    Dennis “Thresh” Fong, a former professional video gamer now CEO of gamer network Raptr:  “As a gamer, I wanted to see the additional features to make the gaming experience better. Sony had touted the new PlayStation 4’s live streaming of games and social features like a “share” button on its controller when it announced its new console.”

    Yves Guillemot, CEO of games publisher Ubisoft: “This is what we needed, a machine that could connect all the possibilities the devices that exist can bring,”

    James McQuivey , Forrester Research: “Microsoft did not refer to the new gadget as a “console” but rather an entertainment system, signaling its renewed focus on making the Xbox a sort of window for media and entertainment content. The software giant is “trying to break out of the category” and risks having to battle not just Sony and Nintendo but Apple Inc, Google Inc and others to control consumer entertainment in the age of Smart TVs, tablets and smartphones. Xbox is not going to move the revenue needle but it might change the business model for the better as Microsoft tries to learn how to have the kind of relationship Xbox does.

    Here’s a quick look at what the Xbox One will be offering

    Respond to voice and gesture input. It can also detect your heartbeat. “This is human control for a human experience.

    The new controller looks similar to the current controller but is more ergonomically correct and has a new d-pad.

    Microsoft landed several exclusive partnerships including one with the NFL.

    The company is also focusing on creating exclusive games for its console. Microsoft Studios plans to launch 15 new games in the first year of Xbox One, including 8 brand new franchises.

    Steven Spielberg is producing a Halo television series.

    Call of Duty: Ghosts will feature dogs.