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A little more on the Xbox One: The console will launch "later this year;" Microsoft won't get...

A little more on the Xbox One: The console will launch "later this year;" Microsoft won't get more specific.  No price details yet. A deal has been struck with the NFL to provide "exclusive content" via SmartGlass/Kinect, as well as interactive broadcasts. Gameplay recording/sharing are now supported, as are Skype and group video chat . There isn't any game streaming feature similar to what's promised for the PS4 (SNE). Activision (ATVI) says Call of Duty: Ghosts will arrive on the One. With the One, Microsoft is trying to both address a secular opportunity - soaring demand for Web-based living room entertainment, and a secular threat - a shift in gaming spend/activity to mobile and social titles. (live blog)
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  • wigit5
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    Frustrating that they can't give a date to mark down for when we'll be able to get one... but I guess that was expected.
    21 May 2013, 02:41 PM Reply Like
  • gretsch
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    The Verge reports that Xbox One will not be backward compatible with Xbox 360 titles. That is according to Mark Whitten, Microsoft's vice president for Xbox Live.

     

    When asked if Xbox One will be able to play 360 titles over Xbox Live, or by downloading them, or by some means other than a disc, Whitten said the company had no plans for such a service at this time.

     

    "The system is based on a different core architecture, so back-compat doesn't really work from that perspective," Whitten told The Verge.

     

    head to Kotaku for a lot more information.
    21 May 2013, 03:41 PM Reply Like
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