Microsoft has finally ended the wait for all its Indian fans. After months of watching several YouTube videos and gameplays, Microsoft fans in the country now stand an official chance to buy the brand new Xbox One gaming console.
Sure India is more about PC and PC gamers -- after all, that's where it all began for us -- but consoles are coming up fast to bring over a brand new ecosystem in terms of both gaming and social media. All under the same roof.
Microsoft's Xbox One is primarily the direct competitor to Sony's own PlayStation 4 gaming console, and while both the devices offer the (kind of) same functionalities, they have arrived with their own special offerings, both in terms of gaming and internal features. However, we are sticking to the Xbox One for the moment.
But do you think the Xbox One will do good in the country? We have a feeling that it may just do even better than the Xbox 360. Why we say so? Here are the 5 reasons why the new console will go big in India.
So what if Kinect makes you move, Mr. Couch Potato. It still allows you to burn a few of those calories, and that's good (although not my cup of tea). And although the tech received a lot of negative reviews in its initial days, Microsoft decided to stick with the tech and now it features voice command/navigation feature which is extremely useful.
Microsoft rules when it comes to first-party exclusives and multiplayer offerings related to it. Although, Sony has a bigger hand is offering single player titles in the race, but no one does it better than Microsoft with its first party titles. Titles like Halo, Gears of War, Forza and Titanfall have all found their way on to the Xbox One. Are you still questioning it?
The Xbox controller has seen a lot of ups and downs in the recent past, but Microsoft hit the jackpot the way the company developed the controller for the Xbox One. And although we still say it's nothing compared to the PS4's DualShock, but at least it isn't clanky and make squeaking noises when a button is pushed hard.
Microsoft was offering a number of high profile titles exclusively that had seen more rumors and speculations than others in the business. And with titles such as Forza, Dead Rising and Titanfall, the launch line up is anyday better than most consoles in the market.
If you thought the new Xbox is only meant for gaming, you will be fatally mistaken. The Xbox One can snap applications (such as music, video, Skype, and Internet Explorer) to the side of the screen as a form of multitasking. Moreover, it can serve as a pass-through for an existing television set-top box over HDMI. Moreover, the TV tie-in function with the option to record your own gameplay to its DVR and the ability to share this footage was what got us all excited.