Post by Eorl @ 10:31am 24/09/13 | 7 Comments
Microsoft has revealed new details on some of the less known features of their next-gen Xbox One console at this year's TGS event, including a look at the multi-task capabilities and more.
Speaking with Destructoid, Microsoft's Albert Penello revealed that their next-gen console is able to run up to four applications simultaneously, allowing users to switch between programs by simply hitting the X button on the controller. Users will be greeted with four boxes on the home screen, where they can choose any one to jump into. Microsoft also confirmed that only one game will be able to run at a time, though switching between games is easy enough with the use of a voice command from Kinect.
The Xbox One will also support multiple sign-ins, with Penello confirming that up to six users can be signed in at once. According to Destructoid "Kinect is always watching to know who is in the lead in this case. It sees who is holding the controller and recognizes your voice among others." Xbox One will also allow users to sign-in simply by waving their hand at the Kinect, which will prompt the console to pull your data from the cloud.
Sadly those looking to share their amazing feats from in-game footage will find that GAME DVR sharing will only be available through Xbox Live at launch, with Penello revealing that social sites like Facebook and YouTube will be coming by next year. Game capture itself will operate through simple voice commands, where you'll be offered up the last 30 seconds of buffered frames from the game. Xbox One's Upload Studio will offer the clip in 720p 30fps for users to quickly edit, save or share.
For a further look on the Xbox One, check out the full Destructoid article which also includes a look at the IR Blaster on offer. The Xbox One will be available in Australia among 12 other countries come November 22nd.