On Monday July 11 2016, Keith Stuart wrote an article for The Guardian that talks about Microsoft’s Xbox One and the games that come along with it. After this year’s E3 conference in Los Angeles, there was much talk about the Xbox One S that Microsoft had on display during this conference.
To give you some idea as to what is promised in the Xbox One S, Microsoft has said that this console will be compatible with the 4k definition. Along with this, the size of the Xbox One S console will be reduced to a size 40% less than its predecessor. Microsoft has plans for this to be released in the later months of 2017.
Here is what Phil Spencer, the man behind the Xbox business plan after Don Mattrick’s leave in July of 2013, has to say about this.
I mean, there are definitely business minds that would say, ‘You should keep everything as close to the now-now-now answer as you can’. Talking about the future is always a challenge.
The goal of the E3 conference for Spencer was to use the community to pique interest in the new development console. In a normal case, Microsoft would have planned to keep this a secret and have people sign NDA’s however the team decided to try something new this time around.
Mike Ybarra the director of program management of the Xbox had to add his comment to this.
A lot of people are missing the fact that Xbox One S is a 4K, UHD physical Blu-ray player too. Well, those are retailing at $399. With Xbox One S, at $299, you’re getting 4K Blu-ray, a 4K upscale for games and video, it’s 40% smaller than Xbox One, and has the power supply built in. I think people are going to be blown away when they see Microsoft HDR games and videos, frankly. It’s a pretty big difference.