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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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KINECT WIL ASK U TO IDENTIFY YOUR SELF IT GETS WORSE
The X1 & MS keeps pushing me away
It will ask the newcomer to identify himself/herself. LOL just tell it to piss off it won't do jack after you say that. What's gonna happen if I just walk away or moon it?....ok just moon it that sounds good yeah I'm gonna moon it.
I'd pay 100 $ for having a conversation with J.A.R.V.Y.S from iron man in my Xbox One!!!!! Pleaseeeeeeeeeee
I don't see the, "Allow friends to play for you", feature being used by the core gamers. I can see children taking advantage of it, but it just seems like a non-nintendo way of Super Walkthrough (Whatever that was in NSMBU)
Where the hell are the games?
*Adds this to the "List of Things I Do Not Like About Xbox One."*
"Stated Reason: Creepy."
The Xbox Bleh. If you want my money tell me about games first, gimmicks later please.
"I want my TV console to hassle friends when they are over." said no one ever.
I want my voice to be Robert De Niro's mafia character.
Gamer: "You, minion! Switch to some porn chan. Daddy's gotta slap the ham."
The One: "You talking to me? Huh you ***! YOU TALKING TO ME??
Before I go buying X1 ill let everyone else I know get one and try it out first. Don't want to be a repeat of last time (RROD)!!!
This almost makes it look like Nintendo has done a good job marketing the Wii U.