Xbox One To Offer Remote Play, Two-Way Communication Features [RUMOR]

By Binu Paul , Updated May 27, 2013 03:40 PM EDT
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Would you ever like to have your friend play the game for you from another location? If so, Microsoft will have this feature in its recently announced Xbox One gaming console. According to some features trickling out now, Xbox One will offer gamers the option of letting a friend take over gameplay remotely to assist them through a tough phase in a game. In addition, the console will use Kinect's ability to talk back to gamers, Polygon reports.

Gamers will be able to Skype their friends to ask them for help on a game and then allow them to take over gameplay, two sources who tested out the still-in-development feature tell the publication. Microsoft wants to allow players to help each other to get through the difficult spots in a video game. A message will pop up on the gamers' screen asking for permission to allow the player they were Skyping with to take control of the game.

In yet another major Xbox One feature revealed, the console will largely rely on Kinect for voice commands which will eventually enable two-way conversations. "In one possible scenario, Kinect used its facial recognition to scan a room full of people and note if there was someone in the room it didn't recognize," the sources tell Polygon. "It then told the console owner that there is someone in the room it didn't recognize and asked the new person to identify themselves. Once the person said their name, Kinect welcomed them and saved their information to the console."

The console's ability to speak will allow it to work more or less like iPhone's ubiquitous voice assistant Siri. According to the source, the voice functionality will not be available at launch, but will be added to the device in a post launch patch within the first few months.

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