Published: Sat, June 18, 2016
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Top 5 Reasons Why XBOX One S is better than XBOX One

Top 5 Reasons Why XBOX One S is better than XBOX One

The rumors were true - Microsoft has been working on a slim Xbox One.

All in all, the Xbox One S is not a must-buy upgrade for every Xbox One gamer. While we didn't get a release date, it is expected to drop some time next year.

There are also talks of VR support for the Xbox Scorpio but no headset has been revealed yet. No specifics have been provided, though, but Spencer has predicted that Steam would continue to grow bigger in the coming years, and this is probably one important reason why Microsoft still wants to make its games available through this platform. One of those improvements is the addition of Bluetooth support (along with Wi-Fi Direct) so you can ditch the dongle when connecting it to your desktop PC or laptop. That depends on what you're looking to get from your gaming experience and what the console offers. This probably means little for the majority, but the Xbox One S is officially the first console able to play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs natively. Again, I wouldn't personally recommend spending extra money just for button placement and tactile feel, but these people have a point.

Sadly, the Xbox One S won't feature a dedicated port for the Kinect (unsurprising considering Microsoft has seemingly all but forgotten the Kinect exists), but it has been replaced with an IR blaster, which will allow users to configure their Xbox One S to turn on other devices, like TVs and cable boxes. Phil Spencer, explained that when the processing capabilities of the Xbox One are pushed to their max because of intense on-screen visuals, dynamic scaling games momentarily lower their resolution. Soon more details will be announced in Minecraft convention, MineCon, in September.

It will be "the most powerful console" ever, and will be fully compatible with Xbox One games.

Microsoft have been clear about Project Scorpio, the new version of Xbox, which will arrive next year (2017) just in time for the Christmas period.

During Microsoft's post-briefing E3 demo showcase, we were shown the final production model of the Xbox One S. Not to be confused with the so-called "Project Scorpio", this is essentially the same console in a much smaller package. However, the tech firm dropped the idea due to developers' belief it would be better to wait until it was sure it could deliver a console with six teraflops. "It's a monster", they declared.

Keyboard and mouse support on the Xbox One opens it up to a whole new set of games that have previously been the domain of PCs - MOBAs and RTSes may be encouraged to find a place on console, as they'd no longer have to be limited by the controllers with which Xbox One owners game.



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