Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is ready to unveil the next generation of gaming devices. It’s been about eight years since the tech giant released the second Xbox, so there is a lot of expectations riding on their shoulders.
The Xbox has become so much more than just a gaming device as it allows users to connect to the internet, watch movies, listen to music, interact on social media apps, and more. It’s a safe assumption to make that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will take the whole Xbox experience to a whole other level.
Since it’s last generation release back in 2005, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has reinvented the Xbox with Kinect, a motion sensor accessory that uses motion to play the game. It’s similar to the original Nintendo Wii game console which also used a motion sensor to play the game. The only difference there was Wii required Wii-motes (remote controls) to actually play the game.
To stay ahead of the game, it’s likely that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will put a major focus on the entertainment and apps for the device. Tom Hoggins from The Telegraph recently gave a few ideas on what we might expect from the upcoming Xbox, mentioning the leaked specs which include a Blu-ray disc drive, eight-core AMD CPU which runs at 1.6 Ghz, 8GB of DDR3 Ram, and a hard drive. It’s also likely that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will introduce a second version of Kinect to enhance the whole gaming experience.
Hoggins explained further, “One thing we can be confident will be revealed is the new version of Microsoft’s motion sensing camera tech. The company have put enormous investment into integrating Kinect with the Xbox 360, and chances are that was practice to make the camera a central part of the new console, coming with each machine as standard. There are even reports that the console will only operate when the camera is attached. The camera will reportedly be far more accurate than the rather flaky original, and will recognise open and closed hand gestures, and even track eye movement.”
Tomorrow is going to be a big day for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and the future of gaming.