Xbox One video goes behind the scenes at Microsoft's testing lab

Microsoft's reveal of the Xbox One 'all-in-one entertainment center' showed that there's a lot of high-end hardware inside the product. The console is also being tested at Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington and today the company issued a new video that showed what those labs look like for the first time in public.

Microsoft's Larry Hryb and Lisa Gurry appear in and narrate the video where, oddly, they don't actually refer to the console as the Xbox One but as the "brand new Xbox". The video shows the inside of "Studio B", starting with the XOC, the Xbox Operations Center, which monitors the 300,000 servers needed to run the Xbox Live service. Hryb claims that there's more computing power in the Xbox Live server system than the entire Internet had in 1999.

Another part of the video shows the accessories labs where Xbox controllers are tested by robots to make sure they can endure long stretches of use. The video also shows the building's sound-proof room - one of the quietest in the world - for testing of the Xbox One's sound system. Finally, the model shop is shown, where super-high-end 3D printers can be used to generate new concepts for controllers quickly.

Source: Xbox on YouTube

Report a problem with article
Next Article

Microsoft isn't talking yet about its plans for used games on Xbox One

Previous Article

Microsoft updates Xbox Live to deliver a more social experience

12 Comments - Add comment