Xbox chief marketing officer Yusuf Mehdi has made known that Xbox One is now in ‘full production’, and confirmed that the console’s CPU has been given a last-minute boost.
Speaking at the Citi Global Technology Conference, Mehdi revealed production is on track for a November launch and the console’s CPU has been improved from 1.6 GHz to 1.75 GHz. GeekWire reports that Mehdi said the upcoming release of Xbox One will be the biggest Microsoft has undertaken by a “wide margin” in terms of units shipped at launch.
“The [Xbox One] is going to shine,” he said.
The CPU boost comes just one month after Microsoft managed to up Xbox One’s clock speed from 800 MHz to 853.
Mehdi also said that a release date will be soon announced.
Well, it’s good news that Microsoft can, at this late stage, squeeze some more juice from Xbox One to bring it ever closer to PS4 in terms of power. But I’m curious as to the repercussions of making such changes so late in the game, especially when the console’s said to be in full production.