Microsoft Gives Another Xbox One Teaser
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) has released a new promotional video for its Xbox One console, showing off the device’s voice command feature and app-switching abilities.
The video, which can be viewed here, shows a user switching quickly between several different functions on the device and then turning it off with a voice command. In the promo, the user opens the Pacific Rim video game, watches TV, opens Internet Explorer, and answers a Skype call. A reporter from The Verge said that the video is certainly impressive but seemed to doubt that real-world results will match the ones seen in the video.
The Xbox One will be released on November 22, just one week after the launch of Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) competing device, the PlayStation 4. How both the consoles perform will be good indicators of the health of the gaming industry, which has shifted toward cheap mobile games rather than products costing more than $50 a pop in addition to purchasing an expensive console to play them on.