The lights are on
Microsoft’s Marc Whitton took the stage along with community manager Ashton to show off some of the new online sharing features for the Xbox One. The system has a built-in DVR to record gameplay moments, and you can use the Upload Studio to tweak footage, add bumpers to your video, record commentary, and post it online.
Ashton showed herself playing Ryse, while she waited for a multiplayer game to be queued up in the background. Once her game was available, she switched over to play a round of Killer Instinct.
They also showed the new timeline which shows real-time statistical updates on what you and your friends are doing. You can see exactly what players are doing, where they are, and their progress. All of these Live functions can be relegated to SmartGlass so you can handle those kinds of things off-screen.
Microsoft also announced a partnership with Twitch.com. You will be able to broadcast your gameplay to Twitch followers, and have chat rooms similar to the interface of using Twitch online.
Finally Microsoft announced that with the Xbox One, Microsoft Points will officially be a thing of the past. We can finally use money to buy things on the Xbox One. Imagine that.
What do you think of these new additions?
Head to page two to see the full press release for Twitch on Xbox One.
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I like Microsoft Points. People should be smart enough to press x on their controller to use real money. I think it should be an option, MS points are an easy way for me to save for games and add-ons especially with bing rewards.
Yes....yes...walk towards the light Microsoft.
Still not enough reason for me to get this instead of a PS4.
First of all, it's about time Microsoft announced that they are getting rid of Microsoft Points! They just weren't used properly by Microsoft (80 points per dollar?). As for recording gameplay and sharing it, it's nice that Microsoft is adding this feature, but i've never really used this in the past with games that give you that option and never really care to record my gameplay. This is still a nice feature for if there are those epic gaming moments that happen, though.
Microsoft has officially redeemed themselves. must have titanfall...
“Twitch is a premier destination for broadcasters and spectators. Now, with Twitch built into Xbox One, we will deliver breakthrough experiences where any gamer can become a broadcaster,”
Great! But I just want to play video games.
I think Microsoft points are going away on the upcoming dashboard update.
I was expecting MS points to go away.
But announcing Twitch, that is a huge deal for Microsoft and the Xbox One.