New Xbox One video touts "ultimate realism"

Video from Microsoft says next-generation console capable of delivering "cinematic gameplay that rivals Hollywood."

With less than two weeks to go before the Xbox One's launch on Friday, November 22, Microsoft has released a new video for the next-generation console, which touts the system's ability to deliver "ultimate realism."

The short video, released on YouTube today, introduces viewers to the Xbox One and its features, going as far to say the console will deliver "cinematic gameplay that rivals Hollywood." During this scene, a clip of Forza Motorsport 5 is shown.

The video also talks up multiplayer functionality for Xbox One, boasting that the system will offer "unrivaled multiplayer," while chips of FIFA 14, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Titanfall are shown.

Beyond games, the Xbox One video speaks to the system's live TV, movie, and sports functionality and integration. Microsoft has spoken previously about its ambition for the Xbox One to be the one device that powers entertainment in the living room, a line the video ends on.

"All your games, all your entertainment, all in one."

A second video released today by Microsoft demonstrates the Xbox One's ability to detect who is sitting in front of the TV automatically via Kinect and then adjust personalized content accordingly. In the video, called "His and Hers," a man is shown watching a soccer match.

His girlfriend then appears behind him, and the Xbox One recognizes her by overlaying a message prompt reading "Hi Jennifer" while the soccer match continues uninterrupted. She then says, "Xbox, show my stuff" and her personalized dashboard appears.

The Xbox One launches on November 22 for $500.

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430 comments
theKSMM
theKSMM

That image above does look very convincing...

BarraKas
BarraKas

Eat the hype xbots. Someone has to keep MS rich.

giedrius1001
giedrius1001

Bunch of school boys arguing, well smartguys of course it will reach ultimate realism, cause ps4 and xbox one gpu is like 5-7 times has more gflops than 360 or ps3 so obviously after 3 to 5 years developers will push maximum limits of consoles and games will look like real life than never before, most important is how developers will manage to create real life engine and optimise for same hardware, which is much more easier than develope engines for ever changing hardware like pc

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

Hate the X1 if you want, but I had a chance to play both systems this weekend and let me tell you Sonybots your are in for a surprise. I can't wait till both systems are in the wild and then we will truly see who is the winner.

hellgast0
hellgast0

What's with al these articles about videos without the actual video... do I have to imagine it or what? There's only so much text can tell.

prats93
prats93

Ultimate realism delivered at a crisp 720p.

Merseyak
Merseyak

all the people that think this turd will be great under your tv just save your money i will happily come and lay one down for you for free :)

exxces_4
exxces_4

"cinematic gameplay that rivals Hollywood." So now xbox one is using ray tracing that not even the top of the line PCs can't deliver? Seems legit :)))

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

@exxces_4 Superior cooling will push xbone hardware to the max. I mean have you seen that fan? There is no way PCs can contend with that fan.

DigiTMPS3
DigiTMPS3

I'm not having any computer show my wife's stuff when asked, thank you very much.  Perverted console.

fillup0
fillup0

Cinematic is a buzz word that means "Nice looking but barely interactive"

devilzzzwin
devilzzzwin

So all games will be QuickTime-like events?  This thing is showing up in games too much lately and the cg movies run on for far too long.

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

Yeah right Microsoft, just like the Playstation 2 was supposed to have Toy Story graphics.

Daian
Daian

So since PS4 is technically more powerful does it make it capable of ultimate ultimate realism?

Also I already have all my entertainment in one, it's called a PC, in any room through HDMI cables.

jacquelineferre
jacquelineferre

Sorry, but not even the most expensive PC game can compare to Holywood CGI.

2tonjunk
2tonjunk

Funny because on my PS3 and 360 box, they both say the same thing. capable of delivering "cinematic gameplay"

prats93
prats93

"Cinematic gameplay that rivals Hollywood"

Sounds like Naughty Dogs sales pitch.

kidflash2000
kidflash2000

I was gonna make a comment about it being in glorious 720p, but looks like i'm tardy to the party...

frankwyte81
frankwyte81

So if i'm watching tv and go get a beer, my xbox is going to say hi everytime I sit back down? I can see this getting annoying very fast. Eventually I will say, "Xbox, kill yourself." Then the RROD appears.

erking1991
erking1991

Lol at all the 720p comments. Just make stuff up Sony fans since all the specs are better for xbox.

Forza 1080p 60fps, so say what you want.

taker254isback
taker254isback

@erking1991 @taker254isback theyre both running AMD hardware , the game is AMD optimized with the difference that the PS4 houses a 7870  wand the XBONE a 7790 , that 54% more GPU power buddy.

thechuck11
thechuck11

@erking1991 @taker254isback Its a fact that PS4 has better hardware...how could Xbone ever look better than PS4, especially on a multiplatform title. Me thinks your inner fanboy is speaking

prats93
prats93

A racing game with flat textures, no damage and cardboard cut out scenery that runs in 1080p 60fps is nothing to brag about. Welcome to last gen.

taker254isback
taker254isback

@erking1991 Ima Xbox fan but the PS4 has the advantage , sorry friend , but its true...atleast gaming wise. The comparisons of BF4 on the PS4 and PC where pretty impessive.

tom2750
tom2750

@erking1991 @taker254isback I saw the comparisons the ps4 versions had better graphics are you an idiot the Xbox one gameplay being brighter does not equal better graphics brightness is something you can change on your TV the ps4 versions were graphically better

taker254isback
taker254isback

People be trying to justify the XBONE that theres no difference between 720 and 1080. You must be blind cuz its a world of difference to me , I can tell 720p @ 35FPS any day , SO...fuck dat! I want 1080 @ 60FPS

taker254isback
taker254isback

8xMSAA and X16 AF  Ill use that 400$ 500$ and upgrade and stick to my PC thank You very much

billlabowski
billlabowski

Haha this is too funny, 720p is realism???

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Heres hoping (and praying) for a 'Next Gen' Borderlands!!!

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Pahaha, yeah ok Microsoft. I was watching Godzilla yesterday which came out in 1998 and I couldn't help but think "One day games will have graphics that good." From a film from 1998!

CGI is and will be for a VERY VERY long time surpass anything that can be done with a computer and that includes PC. Even the images created for films will be rendered painstakingly slowly on multiple connected systems. There is no way they will be rendered in real time.

FoxExecutive
FoxExecutive

It offers full motion video, compared to video that isn't full motion!

Marky360
Marky360

Am I the only one who doesn't want ultimate realism in there games? I mean with realism we get games like GTAV and Say Day Z where as I'd rather play something more over exaggerated like Saint's Row IV or Dead Rising 3. PersonallyI get enough realism in real life so I can do without it in my games.

theKSMM
theKSMM

@Marky360 GTA V and DayZ are your examples of realism?  Your life must be awesome.

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

this is a bone headed statement no doubt..but i also remember the freaking asinine way Sony acted like the emotion chipset would be able to recreate toy story. 

i also remember sony trying to pass off live NFL footage as a madden on the psp. 

my point is....gaming companies overstating their tech is NOT why this article is a fail. to call on M$ for over exaggerating is like asking cats not to purr

the point of derision however..is subtle..."all in one", kinect "detecting" other users, directed content, using a console to watch a soccer game......

All i see is points of advertising revenue, potential restrictions, and most importantly....THEY COULD CARE LESS ABOUT CORE GAMERS

sorry ms. i hope u burn for this and take a loss on this glorified vcr

> wii u