The Microsoft Xbox One is nothing short of a technological masterpiece: It’s both a multifunctional multimedia tool and gamers’ console of choice. Known for lightning-fast processing, lifelike graphics and superior gameplay, it’s responsible for sleepless nights, missed deadlines, and exhilarating in-game experiences.
Here are four reasons the Xbox One is unbeatable. (And be sure to scroll down for a preview of Halo 5: Guardians, exclusively for the Xbox One.)
With 8 GB RAM DDR3 (compared to the Xbox 360’s 512 MB of RAM) and 64-bit processers, Xbox One offers superior seamless multiplayer gameplay, making it gamers’ go-to console for competitive matches of Call of Duty, Gears of War, and Halo.
By connecting directly to your cable, Xbox One becomes the centerpiece of your living room. Watch TV shows and binge on Netflix directly through the console; it also plays DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and CDs. Pull up Skype to chat with friends. Listen to music while playing a game, or watch two programs at once. In short, Xbox One aims to supplant all other electronic devices.
Easy to Use
Xbox One’s controller bears a strong resemblance to its well-received Xbox 360 predecessor, with a few improvements — including a refined D-pad and joystick-slippage prevention.
Games, Games, and More Games
Plenty of great games are available on multiple platforms, but fans swear by Xbox’s exclusive titles. (Microsoft has even promised to introduce backward compatibility.) Still, there are few games as widely beloved as Xbox’s prize first-person shooter franchise, Halo.
The highly anticipated latest of the series, Halo 5: Guardians, hit stores on October 27, with mysterious new characters, large-scale environments, a longer campaign, and gameplay that runs at an impressive 60 frames per second. In short: Halo 5 showcases the Xbox One’s capabilities in all their optimum glory. And you can’t play the game without one.
Get a sneak peak of Halo 5: Guardians below.