Xbox Chief Marketing Officer Yusef Mehdi has just confirmed that Microsoft’s next-gen console Xbox One is now in full production and everything is on track for November 2013 launch.
In addition to this Yusef Mehdi also revealed that Microsoft has made yet another technical boost to Xbox One. The CPU speed has been increased to 1.75 GHZ from 1.6 GHZ.
Speaking at Citi Global Technology Conference, Mehdi said, “This will be the biggest launch we’ve ever done by a wide margin in terms of units shipped at launch,”.
Another Microsoft Exec, Albert Penello has offers clarification on CPU Overclock speed boost. Here is what he said on NeoGaf:
“C’mon seriously? That was not a shot – only you guys would think that. I was in a meeting on my phone, shot out a quick tweet. Srsly.
Sony haven’t announced the CPU speed, as people have noted. Plus – when I take a pot-shot at the competition I’m gonna be way more obvious than that. I’m not a fan of the passive-aggressive.
As I’m sure you’ve figured out – you don’t announce something like this at the same time you’re working on it. Obviously this has been in the works, but now that we’re in full production we felt OK about announcing it.
Devs should start seeing this soon – so any performance gains were happening on the 1.6 boxes. (everything at PAX was on the 1.6). This is a boost to developers on top of the optimizations going on.
Lastly – can I PLEASE finally get you over this “we’re having production issues” thing that’s going around? We increased the GPU 6%. We increased the CPU almost 10%. We have been showing retail boxes. We are now in full production.”