The Xbox One is a home gaming console produced by Microsoft. Announced in-may 2013, it’s the successor to Xbox 360 and the 3rd base console in the Xbox group of video game consoles. It had been first released in THE UNITED STATES, elements of Europe, Australia, and SOUTH USA in November 2013, and in Japan, China, and other Europe in September 2014. It’s the first Xbox game console to be released in China, especially in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. Microsoft marketed these devices as an “all-in-one entertainment system”, hence the name ‘Xbox One’. A console of the eighth generation, it mainly competes against Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s Wii U and Switch.
Leaving its predecessor’s PowerPC-based architecture, the Xbox One marks a shift back again to the x86 architecture found in the initial Xbox; it features an AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) built around the x86-64 instruction set. Xbox One’s controller was redesigned over the Xbox 360’s, with a redesigned body, D-pad, and triggers with the capacity of delivering directional haptic feedback. The console places an elevated focus on cloud computing, together with social media features, and the capability to record and share videos or screenshots from gameplay, or live-stream right to streaming services such as for example Mixer and Twitch. Games can even be played off-console with a geographic area network on supported Windows 10 devices. The console can play Blu-ray Disc, and overlay live television set programming from a preexisting set-top box or an electronic tuner for digital terrestrial television set with an increased program guide. The console optionally included a redesigned Kinect sensor, marketed as the “Kinect 2.0”, providing improved motion tracking and voice recognition.
The Xbox One received reviews that are positive because of its refined controller design, multimedia features, and voice navigation. Its quieter and cooler design was praised to make the console more reliable than its predecessor on-launch, however the console was generally criticized for running games at a technically lower graphical level compared to the PlayStation 4. Its original interface was panned to be nonintuitive, although changes designed to it and other areas of the console’s software post-launch received a positive reception. Its Kinect received praise because of its improved motion-tracking accuracy, its face recognition logins, and its own voice commands.
The initial Xbox One model was succeeded by the Xbox One S in 2016, that includes a smaller form factor and support for HDR10 high-dynamic-range video, together with support for 4K video playback and upscaling of games from 1080p to 4K. It had been praised because of its smaller size, its on-screen visual improvements, and its own insufficient an external power, but its regressions including the insufficient a native Kinect port were noted. A high-end model, named Xbox One X, was unveiled in June 2017 and released in November; it features upgraded hardware specifications and support for rendering games at 4K resolution. The Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition were discontinued in July 2020 to get ready for the upcoming Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles releasing on November 10, 2020.