Xbox One technical specifications: 8-Core CPU; 64-bit architecture; 8GB system memory; 500GB HDD; 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct; USB 3.0; HDMI Out/In; Blu-ray disc drive, 5 billion transistors.
Xbox One Gamepad/Controller features: "Precision" direction pad; Impulse triggers; Wi-Fi radio; Integrated battery compartment; Similar design to Xbox 360 controller, but with deep groves on thumb sticks.
Kinect Motion Camera new features: Wide-view lens; 1080p camera; Detects weight distribution, Can sense rotation of wrist and shoulder; Capability to read heart rate; Skype support; 250,000-pixel infrared depth sensor, 720p web cam.
Meanwhile, some of the new games confirmed for Xbox One will include Forza Motorsport 5; Call of Duty: Ghosts; Quantum Break; Destiny; Madden NFL 25; NBA Live 14; EA Sports UFC and FIFA 14. The rest of the remaining 7 game titles exclusive to Xbox One (Microsoft says 15) remains unknown at this time.
The new Xbox One will, of course, require a Kinect to work. This device has no backward compatibility with the Xbox 360. In addition, used games will work but may require a fee. Also, single-player games do not require an always-online connection. Xbox Live is back, too, and will transfer to the Xbox One system. Gamerscore and player achievements will transfer as well. Take note that if you have Xbox Gold on Xbox 360, then you already have the service on Xbox One. Plus, Microsoft has also increased the friend-list limit to 1,000 from 100.
Microsoft dubbed the Xbox One as the all-in-one living-room device. Its price was not yet revealed by the Redmond-based company, but the device will be available for release later this year. We may hear more about the upcoming Xbox One on the company's exhibit at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 11-13, 2013. Xbox One is expected to compete with Sony's PlayStation 4.