Microsoft has finally introduced its next-generation console after months of speculation and rumor. The Xbox One was revealed to a packed room in Redmond, Wash., Tuesday and garnered attention from Twitter users across the nation, but not all of it was positive.
It's been eight years since the last console, the Xbox 360, and Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft's Interactive Gaming Institute, said the new system is an all-in-one device to combine games, TV and entertainment, Mashable reported. Its features include voice activation, a dashboard that can be used for multitasking, gesture controls and simultaneous streaming of TV, movies and gaming.
“Xbox One is designed to deliver a whole new generation of blockbuster games, television and entertainment in a powerful, all-in-one device,” Mashable quoted Mattrick saying. “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.”
According to CBS News, Xbox One will be available worldwide later in the year.
Twitter offered the following reactions to Microsoft's latest reveal with #XboxReveal:
— Michael Jones (@AH_Michael) May 21, 2013
— Brock Jones (@BrockDiesel) May 21, 2013
Of course I'm going to get one. But I would have loved to have seen one game I could get excited about. #XboxReveal
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 21, 2013
Don't mean to be pessimistic - but that looked exactly the same as every other Call of Duty? #XboxReveal
— Josh Zerker (@ZerkaaHD) May 21, 2013
Naturally, #XboxOne also became a popular hashtag after Tuesday's reveal:
Microsoft seems so confused and unsure on the used game issue because until this afternoon it actually forgot what videogames are. #XboxOne
— Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) May 21, 2013
— Sarah A. Downey (@SarahADowney) May 21, 2013
— Daniel Switzer (@daniel_switzer) May 21, 2013