Yesterday I turned on my Xbox 360 to play some Halo 4 and to my surprise Microsoft put up a notice that they would reveal their next console. While it's code-name had been Durango (seriously?) fans had often referred to it as the Xbox 720. And now it's called the Xbox One. Not to be confused with the original Xbox. The One means the one stop for all your entertainment...or at least in Microsoft's dreams.
And they also revelaed the new controller. Looks decent I suppose, but much different from the Xbox 360's in style. Well sorta I suppose. The new system will use Blu-Ray discs but will not play your old 360 games. So don't toss out your 360 just yet.
They also had no hesitation confirming a Kinect device for Xbox One. It didn't take off as well as Microsoft wished with the 360, but I had to admire their commitment to pushing the technology.
Here's what the Xbox One will (apparently) look like. Nothing too exciting I suppose, but at least they showed what it'd look like unlike Sony's PS4. I really don't like the name though, because I would often call the first Xbox the Xbox 1. Having the third system be called the Xbox One will be really confusing. Imagine this "Hey man, have you played Halo on Xbox One yet?".