According to Polygon Microsoft’s next Xbox console will have the ability to capture & share videos through Facebook, Ustream, etc, just like on the PS4. Microsoft hasn’t finalized this yet, but currently they’re thinking of making it work like a DVR where you can select certain points or highlights. It will be able to be toggled on/off and can even have trigger based events like when you get certain achievements for example. You would also be able to upload your videos to YouTube.
Polygon goes on to say that their sources say the next Xbox will have some sort of always-on type component. Supposedly it would be to help with the non-gaming applications of the system, but could also be used as a DRM/anti-piracy measure. Currently Microsoft is letting publishes decided whether or not they need to have a constant connection or if it’s a one-time thing. Apparently even with this feature though, you can still play games without an always-on connection.
Achievements are being re-worked so developers can add additional ones after release without the need for DLC. Broad-scope achievements will be part of the system as well, such as community based events. Cross-game achievements will be possible as well. Say for example if a series like the Mass Effect trilogy were to come out for this system, the developers could give you a larger achievement for completing all 3 games. Microsoft is thinking of possibly implementing cross-platform achievements as well. With this feature you could possibly earn achievements through an app or perhaps with an earlier game on Xbox 360.
Microsoft is working on tweaking Xbox Live as well. They want to make it similar to Facebook and Twitter according to Polygon. Supposedly there will no longer be a cap on the number of friends you can have on the new system. Instead of just being able to add friends and having to both add one another, you’ll be able to follow a person like you would on Twitter or Facebook as well.
We don’t know for sure which of these things will come true, if any of them do, but we will hopefully find out in a little less than a month as Microsoft’s event is set for May 21st. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
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Activision and High Moon Studios have announced two new characters that will be included in the upcoming Deadpool game which is scheduled to release on June 25th. The characters are the villain Mister Sinister and the heroine Psylocke. Here’s a look at their files:
Addition of Standby Functions Feature
- This feature enables data for purchased software, system updates and software updates to be downloaded and installed automatically even after the console has been turned off.
Updates to Miiverse
- Controls using the Wii Remote, the Wii U Pro Controller, and the Classic Controller are now supported.
- The input screen for handwritten posts is now also displayed on the TV.
- The input screen for handwritten posts now features an undo/redo button.
Updates to the Internet Browser
- Controls using the Wii Remote and the Wii U Pro Controller are now supported.
- It is now possible to switch search engines when performing a keyword search.
- It is now possible to navigate to the start page from bookmarks.
Update to Nintendo eShop
- When purchasing downloadable software, any available updates for that software will be downloaded at the same time.
Updates to Download Management
- It is now possible to reorder downloads.
- Newly purchased downloadable software will automatically install once the download completes.
Updates to Parental Controls
- The “Viewing Distributed Videos” restriction has been changed to “Entertainment Excluding Games”. A screen requiring parental consent will be displayed before the first use of any non-game software (including video-viewing software) or other new service.
Enabled Direct Opening of Wii Menu
- When the Wii U logo is displayed after turning on the console, holding down the B Button on the Wii U GamePad will open the Wii Menu directly. (If no default user has been selected on the console, the user-selection screen will be displayed, and a user must be selected.)
Updates to System Settings
- Under Data Management, two USB storage devices can now be connected to move and/or copy data. You can move and/or copy data between the system memory and a USB storage device or between two USB storage devices. (Up to two USB storage devices can be connected when moving, copying or deleting data. In all other cases, only one USB storage device can be used at a time.)
- Under Data Management, you can now move, copy or delete data for a selection of software titles.
- The TV option now includes the option to adjust the screen size of the display on the TV. (This replaces the similar options previously available within Miiverse, Nintendo eShop, and the Internet Browser, which have now been removed.)
- The “Auto Power-Down” option has been renamed to “Power Settings”, which now includes both the auto power-down setting and the new standby functions feature.
Improvements to System Stability and Convenience
- Improvements have been made to system stability and convenience for greater user enjoyment.
- The time required to start the Wii U console, launch built-in applications, exit software and return to the main menu, jump between applications and jump between software and Miiverse has been reduced.