Xbox One To Have Blu-Ray Drive, 8GB Ram [Update]

By Ishaan . May 21, 2013 . 10:25am

Xbox One will come with a native 64-bit architecture, Microsoft announced at their Xbox reveal this morning. The system will have “three operating systems in one”.


One will be the native Xbox OS, which allows game developers to create games for the system. The second will be the Kernel of Windows, which will allow for web-powered applications. The third will connect the two operating systems and allow for multi-tasking and instant switching between various applications.


Microsoft also mentioned that the Xbox One will have 8GB of RAM and a Blu-Ray drive built in. The system will come with USB 3.0 ports and a 500GB hard drive.


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  • Göran Isacson

    On the one hand, separate OS:es for separate functions could mean great things IF the developers manage to master it, but it also sounds like it could be a “too many chefs spoil the broth” situation… PS4 seems like the simplest console to develop to, so far. Wonder if that will give them an advantage.

    • DiosFancifulRomp

      More than one OS means nothing if they don’t run on separate pieces of hardware within the system.

      • Göran Isacson

        So essentially, if you want to make games for the Xbox One you really do have to learn how to write for all three versions of the hardware?

    • Tails the Foxhound

      Wii U?

      • Göran Isacson

        Not quite- the PS4, according to what I’ve heard, has a very similar structure to a regular computer. That means that anyone who can make games on a computer can make games for a PS4, whereas the WiiU have some special features what with the controller and specific Nintendo-tech that means it’s a little more time consuming to learn how to handle the machine. Of course, it’s probably going to be the CHEAPEST machine to make games for, but not necessarily the SIMPLEST.

  • Ferofax

    So… let me guess: All these specs mainly for multitasking. Plus nobody seems to be asking one very important question: How is the cooling on this thing? Because I’m sure people wouldn’t buy expensive hardware that fries itself. Oh, wait, they do, since a lot of people bought the Xbox and Xbox 360 despite all the early RROD issues.

    • Vash bane

      that’s why I waited years til they fix that…
      but the again they might pull a 360 stunt again and sell the cooling fans seperate

      • Ferofax

        Psssh. If they have clear ventilation ports, just slap a mini USB fan on it.

        But I still think expensive stuff that fries itself is ridiculous.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Hopefully the telegraphing means that the ps4 will also have a 500gb drive too. Good bd for xbox one,hope it plays anime bds.

    • Daru Titor

      The PS3 can, so it should work.
      I’m surprised the XB-I has this feature though.
      I thought Sony owns Bluray, don’t they?

  • laughing at all those earlier “who needs bluray?” statements from xbots

  • artemisthemp

    Correct me if, I am wrong.

    Don’t Sony hold some kinda Copyright/trademark on Blu-ray, which means companies will have to pay Sony Royalty, if they want to release stuff on Blu-ray?

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