While some may think it’s too soon to launch a series of next-gen consoles from the two major industry players, others are always looking forward to the latest and greatest with cash burning holes in their pockets. Whichever side you sit on, this morning at the Microsoft campus, Don Mattrick of Microsoft unveiled their long awaited and much speculated about next-gen console with Yusef Mehdi and Marc Whitten fleshing out the feature details of the new console. Putting to rest all of the rumored console names ranging from Durango to 720 to Infinity…behold the “Xbox One“.
The new sleek black console (I’m sure a white option will be offered eventually) rests horizontally, is about the same height as the existing 360 console and slightly wider, is likely designed to take the place of and consolidate the footprint of your existing Blu-ray DVD player & 360 console in your entertainment center, in an all-in-one, space-saving endeavor. With a large portion of the top of the console appearing to be vents for cooling, perhaps this will aid what is hopefully a juiced up processor running a nice and cool, and have the console run a bit quieter than the existing 360 console.