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Toys of Today Xbox One
After the success of Xbox 360, Microsoft will be releasing a more improved and advance video game console called Xbox One. It was announced last May 21, 2013 that the Microsoft Company will release the third console in the Xbox family to compete with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s Wii U.
The said console is said to have similarities with PlayStation 4. Xbox One will feature compatibility with the x86-64 instruction set, a Blue-Ray Disc drive and 8 GB of unified memory in the form of high performance DDR3.
Like Microsoft’s Windows 8, Xbox One will be able to snap applications (such as music, video, Skype, and Internet Explorer) to the side of the screen as a form of multitasking. The Xbox One will also be able to serve as a pass-through for an existing television set-top box over HDMI. This functionality allows users to watch live TV from their existing provider through the console, and access features such as show recommendations, an electronic program guide, and voice commands. The set-top box is controlled by the console through either an IR blaster or HDMI-CEC.
The following titles were confirmed to be in development for Xbox One; Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Destiny, Dying Light, FIFA 14, Forza Motorsport 5, Madden NFL 25, NBA Live 14, Need for Speed: Rivals, Quantum Break, Ryse, Thief, UFC, and Watchdogs.
Xbox One is scheduled to be release by the end of 2013.