Xbox Wire

All About Xbox One

By Lisa Gurry, Editor of Xbox Wire
The most exciting moment of today’s Xbox Reveal came when our Interactive Entertainment Business president, Don Mattrick, unveiled the new Xbox, Xbox One. In this video, Yusuf Mehdi, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy; Phil Spencer, Corporate Vice President Microsoft Studios, and Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer from the IEB Division, discuss Xbox One.

Created for today and the decade ahead, Xbox One is designed to be the all-in-one games and entertainment system which puts you at the center of all your games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype. 

“Xbox One is designed to deliver a whole new generation of blockbuster games, television and entertainment in a powerful, all-in-one device,” said Mattrick. “Our unique modern architecture brings simplicity to the living room and for the first time ever, the ability to instantly switch across your games and entertainment.”


With Xbox One, games push the boundaries of realism and TV obeys your commands. You can say “Xbox On” to launch with your personalized Xbox One Home screen, discover what’s popular on TV or your friends’ latest gaming achievements all using your voice. The more you interact with Xbox One, the more it gets to know you and learns what you like. Putting you at the center of your living room entertainment, some of the breakthrough Xbox One features include:

  • TV on Xbox One: Navigate and watch live TV from your cable, telco or satellite set-top box through your Xbox One.

  • Home: Turn on your entertainment system with two powerful words, “Xbox On” and a custom-tailored Home dashboard welcomes you with your favorite games, TV and entertainment.

  • Snap: Do two things at once on the biggest screen in your home. Use Snap to jump into a multiplayer battle while watching your favorite movie, chat with friends on Skype while watching live TV or track your fantasy team on TV as you watch the big game and so much more.

  • Skype for Xbox One: Specially designed for Xbox One, chat with friends on your TV in stunning HD, or for the first time ever, hold group Skype calls on your TV.

  • Trending: Stay on top of what’s hot on TV by discovering the entertainment that’s popular among your friends and see what’s trending within the Xbox community

  • OneGuide: Find your favorite entertainment easily, searching by network, name or time, all with the sound of your voice and presented in a tailored program guide.

To create the most advanced Xbox system ever designed for games, TV and entertainment, the Xbox team created a state-of-the-art gaming operating system and fused it with an equally amazing entertainment platform, resulting in no switching inputs to watch TV or play a game. An 8-core x86 processor and over five billion transistors make lag and load times a thing of the past, so you can instantly jump between your games and entertainment at lightning speed or run a host of apps right alongside your game with no loss in performance.
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