Microsoft Corp.'s Don Mattrick unveils the next-generation Xbox entertainment and gaming console system, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at an event in Redmond, Wash.I t's been eight years since the launch of the Xbox 360. The original Xbox debuted in 2001, and its high-definition successor premiered in 2005. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft thinks it has the one.
The company says the Xbox One, its next-generation entertainment console, will go on sale later this year.
The company is seeking to stay ahead of rivals in announcing that new content that can be downloaded for the popular "Call of Duty" game will launch first on Xbox One.
Microsoft says more games will be shown at next month's E3 video game conference in Los Angeles.
Microsoft executives are also touting the Xbox One as a replacement for the set-top box from your cable provider. It has its own guide and you can change channels by voice command.
The announcement came Tuesday at a presentation at its headquarters in Redmond, Wash.