Microsoft Creates Wonder with ‘Xbox One’

Following months of speculation as to what Microsoft’s next-generation video game console would look like, the company behind the venerable video game brand finally answered our burning questions today.

On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the “Xbox One,” its next-generation voice-controlled video game console.

The Xbox One, which will be available later this year at a price to be announced, will also be the first platform to release the next installment in Activision Blizzard Inc’s blockbuster shooter franchise, “Call of Duty”.

According to Microsoft, its first gaming console in eight years delivers ample exclusive video and software content, not the least of which is a new “Halo” series produced by Steven Spielberg.

Already advertised as the ultimate gaming and entertainment hub, Microsoft is clearly taking aim at rival entertainment platforms being cultivated by Apple and Google.

“The world’s largest software company also sees the Xbox One as a broader strategic piece in the battle with Apple Inc, Google Inc and others to control consumer entertainment in the age of tablets and smartphones,” Reuters reports.

What’s your first impression of the Xbox One?