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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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OK, this is creepy. I will keep that peep hole covered, thank you. Oh, I can't cover the Kinect lens??? Awesome then.
Such a drag how much effort they are putting into CRAP I DON'T WANT
Microsoft should just stop revealing these features until E3 when games are present. You should've either had a few big titles at your press conference or just flat out waited until E3 to do your reveal. They just keep pissing people off more and more with these "features" no one wants.
That's why I buy a console, to be interrupted while playing.
I will provide a name for sure. My not be MY name however.
And I went from pre-order to never-order fairly quickly. Wonder if these things are false and they pull the needle back to maybe in the future.
Party chat better still be around.
Oh great, a console with sass :(
More features I SIMPLY DON'T WANT.
People actually think this is cool? I don't want my gaming system to talk to me.
holy freaking poop that is crazy
Still doesn't impress. I have a feeling you can only take over another friends game if you also have that same game installed so for me that's pretty pointless. Plus I don't like people playing the Campaign's for me. It irks me. Also I am sure the voice will be simple generic stuff, if it is even included.
thats pretty cool.