Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Nov 2013 11:43 UTC

While Microsoft has demonstrated early versions of the Xbox One user interface and base operating system in the past, previous demos have been carefully choreographed affairs operated completely by company representatives. So I was very excited to get my first actual hands-on (and voice-on) test of the Xbox One's underlying platform at a Microsoft-hosted event last week (even if it was partially guided by two Xbox representatives who sometimes took control or suggested what I should try).

While an hour is hardly enough time to get a comprehensive feel for all of the console's system-level controls and features, I came away from the demo surprisingly enthusiastic about the multitasking and voice control features that I had come in rather pessimistic about.

Looks impressive, but I'm not sure any of this actually enhances the, you know, games.

Permalink for comment 576518
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Xbox and PS4 is not all about games anymore
by riha on Sat 9th Nov 2013 10:44 UTC
Member since:

So, even if those extra features does not enhace the games, they enhance the rest of the features of Xbox.

An example, of all those people that have an PS3 today, how many use it solely for games? 30% 40%?

Most people in some way use it as an media player as well and streams movies from their pc and so on.

So, if microsoft and Sony does not add all those extra features, then people would complain even more.

Reply Score: 2