Microsoft ha revealed more details on their new Xbox One console, which include details about used, games, the Internet connection, family sharing and the new Microsoft Kinect.
With regards to the Internet connection on the Xbox One, you will be able to play single player games without being connected to the Internet, although you will need to connect to the next once very 24 hours, more details about the Internet connection below.
A persistent connection is ‘not required’, but one is if you want to ‘verify if system, application or game updates are needed and to see if you have acquired new games, or resold, traded in, or given your game to a friend.’
1.5MB internet connection is recommended
You can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library. Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection, but you can still watch live TV and enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies.
Microsoft also shared some information about used games on the new Xbox One, it looks like games will be able to be transferred and traded in, and you can see more details below.
“Today, some gamers choose to sell their old disc-based games back for cash and credit,” says the post. “We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers. Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games.”
Microsoft also revealed some information about the new Xbox One Kinect and privacy, and basically you will be able to select what data you want to share with games and apps.
Microsoft provides a couple of scenarios that you might see as uses of this info by games:
A fitness game could measure heart rate data to provide you with improved feedback on your workout, allow you to track your progress, or even measure calories burned.
A card game could allow you to bluff your virtual opponent using your facial expressions.
Source The Next Web
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