In November 2013, the Xbox One was first released in select countries around the world, and it’s become one of the world’s most popular home video game consoles of the past decade. Developed by Microsoft, this console is the successor of the Xbox 360 and is the third base console from Microsoft in the Xbox series. It’s actually the first Xbox console that was released in China and the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. As an eighth-generation console, it was made to compete against the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii U.
While the previous consoles from the company were made with the PowerPC architecture, the Xbox One moves back to the same architecture as the original Xbox, the x86. On top of the internal changes to the console, players were also excited by the aesthetic changes the company had made. The controller was redesigned, with an upgraded body and triggers, which can give players feedback.
One of the biggest upgrades we noticed with the Xbox One was the addition of cloud computing. It offered new social networking features, and you could also record and then share clips of you playing your favorite games. These can then be uploaded directly to Twitch and Mixer. On top of that, games could also be played off-console and on any devices that are supported by Windows 10. You can still play Blu-ray discs on the console and enjoy an enhanced program guide when watching TV.