As we get closer to the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft is opening up more and more about their upcoming console, giving gamers a better idea of what to expect. Platform architect March Whitten recently spoke to IGN, telling them that the Xbox Live avatar system will be upgraded on the Xbox One to allow for “full-body HD gamerpics.”
“They are beautiful,” Whitten said. “You are going to see some really cool hero moments, like when you login to see personalized views of your games and other content.”
Whitten goes on to talk about the console’s DVR functionality, which he says will record footage at 720p and 30 fps. The footage can then be edited on the console and uploaded directly to your computer. Lastly, he also mentions how games on the Xbox One will have a different set of achievements than their counterparts on the Xbox 360.
“But on the Xbox One version, you’re getting a much richer set of features, such as seeing your achievements progress on the Xbox One console, being able to unlock new achievements throughout the year, and earning real prizes inside and outside of the game,” he added. “Xbox One also enables a new concept of challenges, where games will be offering special time-based opportunities to earn various goals and collect the rewards.”
It’s funny how when the Xbox One was first announced, it didn’t sound too appealing, for a number of reasons. In the months since its reveal though, Microsoft has really done a great job at reversing the console’s image and as of now, I’m actually pretty excited to get my hands on it. The company has fixed a lot of things that they got wrong in their initial announcement and it’s looking more and more exciting with each new tidbit of information we get.
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