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Builders in China have received a new build of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox One console, which they can start using immediately.
The build comes as the company prepares to launch a global launch of the Xbox One, which is expected to be available later this year.
The Xbox One is the first new-generation console Microsoft has announced since announcing it would stop manufacturing games in 2017.
Microsoft said the console would come to China with its own set of features, including support for cloud gaming services like cloud gaming portal Twitch.tv and cloud-based video streaming service YouTube.
In addition, the Xbox one will offer the capability to create custom applications and share them online with friends and family.
“Xbox One is a truly groundbreaking platform that combines the power of next-gen gaming with the convenience of mobile gaming,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft.
“The next generation Xbox will be the most innovative gaming console ever built and it will be available to the world in China and elsewhere in Asia in the coming months.”
Microsoft said it would also be introducing an online Xbox store and gaming services, allowing users to purchase games, movies and TV shows from its online store.
The console will be made by Nvidia, a chip company based in California, and it’s expected to use Nvidia’s next generation Maxwell GPU.
It will also be based on Nvidia’s new Pascal architecture, a new generation of GPUs developed for mobile computing, and will be equipped with more power than the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Microsoft’s new console will have a 1080p display, a 5.2-inch touchscreen and a 4K (3840×2160) display.
The console will also include a 4G LTE modem, Bluetooth 4.0, a HDMI 2.0 port and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Microsoft said it will also offer a headset called the Xbox Headset, which can be used for gaming.
Microsoft also said it planned to release an Xbox One Pro with a quad-core CPU and a 1.5GB of RAM and a Blu-ray 3D player in the near future.