During the Xbox One E3 conference, Microsoft announced that the system will be available this year for $499 in the United States this November. The actual date has not been revealed, but it can be assumed that it will be available before Black Friday in time for the beginning of the holiday season. The Xbox One will come with the system itself, the new Kinect and a controller, although bundles may be available closer to release. The Xbox One will hit shelves with various launch titles, with pre-orders beginning at places like GameStop this week.
Microsoft also announced a game DVR via its own Upload Studio. Xbox One will automatically record gameplay that can later be edited and cropped before being uploaded to the cloud for friends to see, similar to the PS4’s share features. Microsoft also announced a partnership with Twitch.com. With a simple voice command, video gameplay will instantly be streamed to the owner’s Twitch account for viewers around the world to watch. This could be useful for tournaments, famous “Let’s Players”, and marathons.
The entire Xbox conference will soon be available for replay at Xbox.com for those of you who missed it.