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.
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.