Engineering Manager: Xbox One Designed to Be “an Incredibly Powerful Next Generation Console”

on November 25, 2013 10:49 AM

Xbox One Engineering Manager Jeff Henshaw is definitely confident in the power of his brainchild, and he doesn’t hesitate to say that it’s designed to be “incredibly powerful,” as he stated twice during an interview on GotGame.

We designed Xbox One to be an incredibly powerful next generation console. In fact, it contains ten times the power of the previous generation Xbox 360 console in one elegant design. And what this means is that the system has been built to instantly get back into the games that you are playing, and instantly switch between the games and the media apps that you love with no pause, no delay. It’s completely seamless, completely fluid, no matter where you’re at in any of your favorite entertainment experiences.

Henshaw was also asked if there’ll be different sizes of hard disk like for the Xbox 360, and he denied the possibility, going back to the topic of the console’s power.

No, our goal with the Xbox One is to make sure that it is an incredibly powerful console platform that going to service all people’s entertainment needs today and tomorrow. It was really built with the future in mind, so it includes a very large hard disk, plenty of RAM, and 8 processing cores to make sure that it can easily handle of today’s needs and have plenty of growth for the future to handle the things that come down the pipe over the next several years.

It’s good to see this kind of confidence from someone as “hands on” with the engineering of the Xbox One. We’ll have to see what that “incredible” power will bring over the next few years.

The first batch of games wasn’t exactly overwhelming, but that’s pretty normal for launch games, and it’s the same for the competition.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.