Whenever news about “a next-gen gaming console is under development” pops up, a lot of gamers often barge in to the topic, and hype is created. Rumors, facts, questions, they all squeeze them out from the developer.
“How will it look like?”, “Would it surpass its predecessors?”, “What would it be called?”, “Will the graphics be any good?”, “Would the controller be more precise?”, these are the typical questions that arise in the gamers’ imagination. Well, to address all of those questions (whether you’ll like it or not), we’re here to confirm what is true and what is false, a preview of the reality that is – XBOX One
“What would it be called?”
XBOX Fusion, XBOX Infinity, XBOX Next, etc., a lot of possible names have popped up since news of its existence. Some of them were even confirmed. But Microsoft, keeping the information wrapped up, came up with XBOX One out of nowhere. It’s a bit different than expected, but this could mean that “XBOX One” is the start of a reinvention of the gaming industry.
“How will it look like?”
Predecessor XBOX 360 seemed to have the perfect white & curvy design that proved its functionality and at the same time looks like eye candy, so how would Microsoft be at par with what they’ve worked with in the past? The answer: Simplicity.
Back to black: Microsoft was cool enough to bring the “luxurious” into its design, a move that would cater not only to gamers, but to the high class elite people as well. A glossy, black box with no ugly ports on the front, Microsoft nailed it with this one.
“Would it surpass its predecessors?”
This is an obvious YES, basing on what we saw on E3, the XBOX One is nothing short of godly: Graphics, games, the Kinect. XBOX One claims to be an all-in-one entertainment device. No longer will you have to switch ports for gaming, movies and music. Everything is covered by the console. There has been a lot of speculation that the console would be “online-only”. But Microsoft, reacting to the backlash of gamers, trashed this function and instead made the console also playable offline.
“Will the graphics be any good?”
“The graphics couldn’t be any better than what we have right now” – says the skeptical gamer. Well think again. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw Forza Motorsport running on the system on E3. The visuals look as real as humanly possible. We thought that everything was perfect on our current-gen devices, but this one had our mind blown. Reflections, lighting, everything! It’s like live racing, the difference is — you’re on the driver’s seat.
“Would the controller be more precise?”
The XBOX 360 controller is considered to be one of the greatest stock gaming controllers of all time, and the XBOX One might push the controllers’ legacy a bit further. Rocking the same tried-and-tested interface, the only difference we’ll be seeing here is the design. It’s more properly engineered to fit your palms comfortably while you game away.