The next Xbox is called Xbox One. Microsoft announced the news at an event in Seattle today, touting how you'll be able to use gestures and voice control to interact with the new system. "Xbox, on" starts up the machine. "Xbox, watch TV" will open up your television.
Microsoft also introduced a feature called Snap Mode, for multitasking while watching television. You can use Skype, for example, to chat with friends while viewing something, or you can say "Xbox, show fantasy" to see your fantasy basketball stats while watching LeBron James score.
There's a feature called "Xbox Trending" that shows what shows are popular. "This is the beginning of truly intelligent TV."
8GB RAM, Blu-ray, USB 3.0, WiFi direct, "silent" operation.
Here's a pic of the controller:
And the Kinect/console:
Microsoft promises that the online platform will have 300,000 servers. Content is stored in the cloud. "Achievements will become dynamic and changing. They tell your personal story of how you play, not just what you've done."
SmartGlass is a big part of the new platform too. Your tablet or phone will behave as if it's part of Xbox One, Microsoft says.
Microsoft's big reveal event is still going on. You can check out our liveblog.