Fans react to Microsoft's new Xbox One launch


Xbox One
Image caption Microsoft has launched Xbox One, its new console which is expected to go on sale later this year.

Microsoft has launched Xbox One, its new console which is expected to go on sale later this year.

The company is pitching the device as an "all in one" system offering games, live TV, films and music.

New voice and motion control technology are among the features Microsoft has shown off.

But with so much focus on entertainment, gamers are wondering if the Xbox can compete with Sony's PS4.

We spoke to two gamers who watched the live launch of the console.

David Wriglesworth
Image caption David Wriglesworth watched the launch of the new Xbox One.

David Wriglesworth is 21 from Lincoln. He's a fan of Xbox and was excited to see what Microsoft were going to come up with next.

He said: "I was very impressed with the actual console. It's kind of like an entertainment system rather than just a games console.

'Depends on the price'

"There are live television and other features like film and music."

David was concerned about the UK release date and price.

He added: "They said it would probably be [released] around Christmas but we still don't know the exact date.

"I want to know when all this money is coming out of my account - and speaking of money we haven't got a price yet which could be quite hefty.

On watching the launch, he said: "Based on the Xbox One conference I'd probably give it a 6/10 because I'd like to see more games and exclusives rather than the hardware."

Jonathan Cresswell
Image caption Jonathan Cresswell is a gamer from Lincoln

Jonathan Cresswell is also 21 and from Lincoln. He was disappointed with the new announcement and felt he wasn't given reasons to be excited about the new console.

He said: "There's still a lot of stuff they need to do and I know they're going to talk about the games soon and it was all about the platform.

"But they've opened up more questions than they've answered to the point where they've not yet really told me why I should be excited."

Jonathan also expressed concerns about what to do with old games that were used with previous consoles.

Generation of gaming

He added: "There's a lot of confusion around things like about what you can do with used games, how you can do pre-owned games."

Jonathan added: "The games that we're playing from this generation of gaming are so different to the ones before.

"We need to see that level of step up again and it may take a bit of time but that's what we need - we need new ideas and experiences.

"They probably could've come in a year or two earlier with this"

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