Microsoft announces Xbox One

Xbox One Picture

This is the next generation revealed.

Say goodbye to Infinity. And Fusion. And Durango. And thank goodness, say goodbye to Xbox 720.

Microsoft has taken the wraps off the all-new Xbox One, the next entry in their console story.

Alongside the new console, Microsoft unveiled a new Kinect sensor as well as a significant redesign to the fabled controller, both of which we’ll go more in-depth on in another article.

The console specs are said to be right around what we got with PlayStation 4, including 8GB of RAM, USB 3 ports, and a 64-bit architecture. Every console will come bundled with the newly-unveiled Kinect sensor and include Blu-ray functionality for movies and gaming.

The console is going to rock a 500GB hard drive standard, and no other storage options were given, so we’re inclined to think this will be a single-SKU affair at launch.

Xbox One is launching this holiday season for an as-yet-unannounced price. Stay tuned to all our coverage of Xbox One and its games, accessories, and interactive content as we blow out the show!