After two weeks on the market, Microsoft’s director of programming Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) has released a tutorial video that guides you through the Xbox One’s multi-faceted UI. The footage, which was published through his blog, showcases the multimedia minutia of the console, while demonstrating the Snap feature and various other voice commands.
Here’s the brief, three minute video:
In essence, Hryb covers all the entertainment bases, highlighting the Bing search tool as well as the SkyDrive integration, which allows users to upload and store their gameplay clips to the cloud. Moreover, he also details the primary voice commands that can be used to direct the Xbox One as you please, though it’s also worthwhile casting your eyes over Microsoft’s Kinect cheat sheet to fully understand the device’s lingo.
Though the Xbox One was generally well received when it released a fortnight ago, users have reported several problems with the system, including extensive loading times and general hardware difficulties — the inability to see the available memory, for instance. In response to this, Hryb himself stated that Microsoft are aware of the problems and are currently working to address them:
“I had a meeting today about much of this and I can say that things will get better. I can’t offer a timeline of a list of what till be addressed first, but we are aware of the issue and things will get better.”
To date, Microsoft’s next-gen hardware has surpassed one million sales globally, and if you’re still on the fence about whether or not the device is right for you, then be sure to check out our review of the system.
Tell us, how is your experience thus far with the Xbox One? Have you encountered any of the aforementioned problems? Let us know in the comments below.