An official Microsoft Xbox One unboxing video has been published on the Xbox YouTube channel. The video shows Xbox's Major Nelson opening up and discussing the contents of the Xbox One Day One Edition. In the video you will see for the first time that a free mono gaming headset will be included in the pack. In related Xbox One news it has been confirmed that to use the game DVR feature (recording your gameplay skills to share) and also even to use Skype you will have to be a paid up Xbox Live Gold subscriber.
"The moment you've been waiting for"
The components, as they emerge from the box are as follows; Kinect sensor, gaming headset, controller, 4K rated HDMI cable, manual/paperwork, Xbox One sticker, power cord, power brick and finally the console.
After the unboxing ceremony, which takes about half of the video, Major Nelson talks you through some of the hardware, its connectors and features. He reminds us of many of the headline tech specs of the Xbox One and the new controller featuring "over 40 improvements". This 'Day One Edition' controller also has a special inscription and a chrome D-Pad. He concludes the video by powering on the Xbox One using its touch-sensitive, transparent, flush, back-illuminated power switch.
Microsoft has detailed, via its updated Xbox Live page, the features you will have to be a paying subscriber to enjoy, on your Xbox One. This list is for the US version, in the US XboX Live Gold membership subs cost from $5 per month.
The subscription fee will net users all the above on both their Xbox 360 and Xbox One systems as well as two free games per month. However the small print says the current 'Games with Gold' offer will end on 31st December. Sony's similar paid-for subscription service is not required for the PlayStation 4 console's recording and sharing of video gameplay clips.