TV, sports and Call of Duty are focus of Xbox One event, to gamers’ dismay (video)

22 May 2013

Still from 'Xbox One Reveal 2013 Highlights' by Darkbeatdk on YouTube

A YouTube user has condensed last night’s Xbox One reveal into just 1 minute and 40 seconds of TV, sports and Call of Duty. Oh, and dogs.

While rumours of a set-top box-style device were rampant ahead of last night’s Xbox One reveal, it was generally expected that Microsoft would unveil a next-generation games console. However, the Xbox One is being touted as an all-in-one entertainment system and focus at the event was on TV, not gaming.

To prove Xbox One’s sworn allegiance to television, YouTuber Darkbeatdk has compiled a supercut of all mentions of ‘TV’ and ‘television’ at the press event. He also throws in mentions of ‘sports’, most of which come from head of EA Sports, Andrew Wilson.

Gaming wasn’t completely ignored, though, and references to Call of Duty have also made the cut. However, one game – with added dogs – is simply not enough to satisfy the hardcore gaming community.

The video puts into sharp focus Microsoft’s new tack of targeting the general entertainment consumer over the more specified gamer market, but can it remain America’s No 1 games console with this approach?


Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.