Xbox is the game console produced by Microsoft and launched in 2001, which in the home entertainment market is a competitor of PlayStation and Nintendo.

The first steps of the Microsoft console date back to 1998, when there was talk of the DirectX Box project to refer to a new gaming system based on the architecture of the PC world and on the future Windows 2000. The purpose of the development team was to design Xbox based on solutions standard but make it more powerful than PlayStation 2.

Bill Gates introduces the Xbox at the 2000 Game Developers Conference and the first platform-exclusive game is Halo. One year after the launch of the console, Microsoft is launching Xbox Live, the service with which players can challenge each other remotely, interact and share multimedia content.

The second generation of Xbox is Xbox 360, launched in 2005 and updated in 2010 to the S version (more compact and performing and with Wi-Fi as standard). Microsoft has equipped the console with Kinect, the accessory sensitive to human body movements and voice commands with RGB camera, double infrared depth sensor.

Microsoft’s eighth generation console is the Xbox One. Introduced in 2013, Xbox One is equipped with a CPU with 8 x86-64 cores, 8 Gigabytes of DDR3 RAM, 32 MB of ESRAM available to the GPU, a 500 GB hard drive and 20 GB flash memory. In 2016, the S version was released, with 40% smaller size, Bluetooth controller and 4K Blu-ray support. All Xbox One functions, such as playing games, watching movies and browsing the Internet, can be controlled with voice commands through Kinect One.

Microsoft officially announced the launch of Xbox Project Scorpio at E3 2017.

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