Along with the Gamerscore transfer news, another tidbit about the Xbox One was shared in London. To put it simply, the Kinect is required to be connected with the Xbox One in order for it to function properly. This can prove to be difficult for those who keep their Xbox systems within their room and not in a bigger space such as a living room. The Kinect has shown limitations in small spaces, and the Xbox One is said to have the same quality of experience no matter where it is placed.
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According to Wired, it’s strongly suggested that Xbox One will feature mandatory HDD game installs – and these installs will allow players to operate their Xbox One games without a disc. Naturally this leads to the inevitable question: “What happens if someone else tries to install that same game using the same disc?” Theoretically, without some kind of copy-protection, the game could be distributed ad nauseum to just about anyone for free.
Xbox One has a system in place to circumvent this, the report states: game installs are tied to accounts, with a fee for second owners who want to install a game from a disc that has already been claimed.
Although the Xbox One will not be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games, your Gamerscore from your Xbox 360 can be ported to the new system.
Along with your Gamescore, your Xbox 360 gamertag and avatar will also be ported to the Xbox One. This news comes from the company’s UK marketing director during a screening of the Xbox Reveal event in London today.
It is likely that more features will be ported to the new system, though to what extent is still hazy. Because the system is not backwards compatible, be sure to keep your Xbox 360 around if you want to go back and replay some of your favorites. Read More
Sony still hasn’t shown off the PS4 hardware, but Microsoft’s ahead of the game. A bunch of images of Xbox One have popped up online, attributed to Ariel Zambelich at Wired, of the console hardware, new Kinect sensor, and the new controller. It’s looking both sleek and simplistic, just what you’d expect from Microsoft.
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