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Update: Microsoft has offered a statement about the reported but unconfirmed features of the Xbox One. A representative from Microsoft e-mailed us the following statement:
"In the days since we announced Xbox One there has been a lot of random speculation about various features and potential future scenarios for Xbox One. We look forward to sharing more details at a later date, but aren't discussing anything further at this time."
With all the conflicting reports about what the Xbox One will do, and how it will handle online and used games, Microsoft seems to be trying to quell the rumors with a campaign of "wait and see" statements like the one seen above. It looks like we will just have to wait for E3 to learn more.
A new report from Polygon reveals a couple of Kinect features Microsoft hasn't previously disclosed about its new console.
According to the report, Kinect will recognize when someone new enters the room, and check against saved profiles. If it doesn't know the person yet, it will ask the newcomer to identify himself/herself. The Xbox One will have a voice, but that function might not be ready to roll at launch.
Furthermore, gamers will be able to enlist the assistance of friends when playing games. Via the integrated Skype chat, players can cede control to friend. How this will impact achievements is, as of yet, unknown.
We've reached out to Microsoft for comment.
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We Want Exclusives !
Btw its riveting ...
I'm not planning on buying an Xbox One, but if you can change the voice of the kinect around (i'm thinking Hal, Sexy Robot Voice and Horrifying Robot Voice as the default options) then it'll be a step in the right direction
Seems kind of creepy
I'm still pretty bleh on the XBone so far. If Sony doesn't do anything to used games, I'm going to buy the PS4 in a heartbeat. They already got me hooked with a lot of what they're offering so far. I haven't been more disappointed in a console since the WiiU, and this is coming from someone that actually preferred the Xbox 360 over the PS3
"Identify yourself!" *pops out guns*
Oh yeah, can't wait for that.
I dont think it actually talks like everyone keep thinking. Also the constantly asking when someone enters a room to create a profile will become very tiresome very quickly.