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Microsoft to unveil a new Xbox One model at E3

Microsoft to unveil a new Xbox One model at E3
Microsoft to unveil a new Xbox One model at E3

Microsoft has trailed Sony in this console generation. To change things around a bit, the Redmond-based tech giant is reportedly going to launch an upgraded version of the Xbox One console. In addition, the company is also going to launch a refreshed Xbox One controller according to a report by Paul Thurrot, who is an expert on Microsoft.

The update is actually going to be quite a big one as Microsoft could actually call it Xbox II. The design of the controller is also slated to change as Microsoft will adopt a white colour scheme while retaining the layout of the current controller.

According to Thurrot, Microsoft is exploring on extending the capabilities between the PC and the console. For the uninitiated, both the Xbox One and the PCs run on the same operating system - Windows 10, and Microsoft has facilitated game streaming on the PC from the console. This could be further extended claims the report.

Microsoft is looking at creating experiences which Sony can't emulate with the PlayStation, taking advantage of the fact that both the Xbox and PCs run on Windows. This could also mean taking advantage of apps that can be run on PCs.

This announcement could also be a counter to the PS4K, which has been rumoured for sometime and could come to fruition at E3.

Brad Sams who writes about gaming says that this may not be a direct competitor to the PS4K but could be something different altogether.

"The company also has something else up its sleeve that I still don't have all the details on but it's a much bigger deal than an updated standard controller. While the rumours of a PS4K have been running rampant, and I don't know yet if this new device is set to take on that console, they will have another, much larger hardware related announcement, at E3 this year," Sams said.

"I had previously heard that they were working on a new Elite console, they recently announced an Elite bundle, but I am not sure if this is an update to that product or something brand new."

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