Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that its Xbox One will be available in November with a price tag of $499. It will start with 21 different markets and be priced €499 in Europe and £429 in the U.K.
Details About The New Xbox One And Xbox Live Gold
The company unveiled the timing of the Xbox one as well as its price tag at the E3 conference today. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) initially showed off the Xbox One last month, so today at E3 we simply have more details about the device.
The company also released details about Xbox Live Gold and its integration with Twitch, a game broadcasting service. The integration makes it easy for games to broadcast the games they are playing on their Xbox One.
Starting July 1, Xbox Live Gold members will also receive two free downloads a month, including some of the most popular titles like Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed II. Microsoft will transition from Microsoft Points to actual currency for those who wish to purchase content directly on the console.
In addition to the Xbox One, there will also be an Xbox 360 that has been upgraded based on the design of the Xbox One.
New Xbox Games
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) revealed today that it also has hundreds of new games coming to Xbox this year. Among the titles touted at the E3 convention today are World of Tanks, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, and Dark Souls II, all for the Xbox 360.
A Microsoft spokesperson said they have more Xbox titles in development than at any other time in the history of the gaming console. Some of the titles that will be available on the Xbox One include Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Motorsport 5 and of course the popular Xbox game Minecraft.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been blasted recently for making an Internet connection a requirement to play the Xbox One. We won’t know until the holiday season whether this will be a big problem for gamers or not.