Technology is forever moving forward and constantly improving. This improvement also effects gaming consoles. Microsoft released their new Xbox One late 2013 with the integration for next-gen graphics. On November 4th 2014, Sledge Hammer games released the all new Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. They collaborated with Microsoft to come out with the Xbox One Advanced Warfare Edition.
In The Box:
- Xbox One Advanced Warfare Edition.
- Xbox One Wireless Controller.
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Game + Custom Game add-on content download card.
- Xbox One Chat Headset.
- High speed HDMI cable.
- 1TB Hard Drive (already installed).
CPU: 8 Core AMD custom CPU. 1.75 GHz.
GPU: 853 MHz clock speed. 768 Shader Cores. 1.31 TFLOPS Peak Throughput.
RAM: 8GB DDR3
HDD: 1 TB
Networking: Gigabit Ethernet, WIFI (A/BG/N dual-band at 2.4ghZ and 5ghZ)
- The next gen graphics on the Xbox One are simply mind blowing. It is a good sight to see that gaming technology has come this far and are pushing the boundaries.
- Just imagine going on a tear and amazing kill streak and thinking “I should have recorded that!!”. Well you do not have to worry about that anymore. Xbox has introduced “Upload” a per-downloaded app that records epic goals and kill streaks either automatically or by voice command (Kniect required).
- 1 TB installed HDD. All the space you need to to download and install apps and games. If you install games from the disk to the hard drive it helps run it faster and smoother.
- Nothing to do with performance but the Xbox One Advance warfare edition looks EPIC!! Someone has put a lot of time in detailing the graphics on the Xbox One and wireless controller. They have also added cool mechanical sounds when you turn the Xbox on and off.
- It is understandable that the Xbox One is fairly new but they do not have a lot of games you can buy in the marketplace. There usually is a lot of indie games that Microsoft backs up by putting them on the Xbox marketplace. I guess we will have to wait and see if they start updating the marketplace.
- There are a few glitches when you are using a Kinect. It will not recognize you every time you turn your system on. It will also recognize sound from a sound bar as you talking to the Kinect.
Microsoft has done a very good job with the Xbox One. There are a lot of good things and some things that still need improvement. In this review we will go over the graphics, overall console, some glitches, and game play.
One of the biggest and most talked about changes with new consoles is the “Next-Gen Graphics”. Game developers have yet again raised the bar for graphics. The graphics on the Xbox One are scarily realistic. We will talk about the game that comes with the console, “Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare”. In retrospect to the graphics of this game, Sledgehammer games have done an amazing job with every detail of the game. The Xbox One is fitted with a custom Radeon GPU with Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. It is definitely safe to say that the GPU on the Xbox One is future proofed for the next couple of years.
The console overall is built very methodically. Whether you look at the outside design or inside build of the system, it is built to last for a very long time. This is not to say that the system does not have any flaws. There are some issues with lag on the home screen and while launching some apps. This issue might be addressed in one of the patches said to release in 2015. The look on the outside of the system is simply “EPIC”. They have integrated the look of the game on to the design of the system and adding a cool mechanical sound when you power the system on and off. However, this does not work if you use the controller or Kinect to power the system on or off.
Overall game play depends on the graphics built into the game itself but also partly depends on the console. The console does require games to have next-gen graphics incorporated into their design to help get the most out of the new system. What you can expect from the game is crisp and almost life like game play. You might experience some lag while playing online but that might have to do with your internet connection or the game developer’s servers.
In conclusion, the console has a lot of good aspects and some bad aspects, but none that cannot be fixed with a good patch. The introduction of Next-Gen graphics are taking the gaming industry to a whole new level and helping gamers indulge into the story lines and amazing landscapes in games. This particular system should be a definite buy for those who like and follow the Call Of Duty line of games.