Remember 1 vs. 100? The Xbox One will get something like it

Microsoft says it thought interactive Xbox 360 gameshow was a "pretty cool" event.

Do you remember 1 vs. 100? It was the interactive game show on Xbox 360 that ran for two seasons in 2009, where one player was pitted against 100 other players for a chance to win 10,000 Microsoft Points.

Microsoft might have announced that 1 vs. 100 wouldn't be getting a third season back in 2010, but general manager Dave McCarthy has said that Xbox One will receive something like it in the future.

"It has a good image here," said McCarthy in an interview with Polygon. "The approach is something we really enjoyed. We will do something in the future for Xbox One that is like that, because spiritually we thought it was a pretty cool experience ourselves."

Seasons of 1 vs. 100 lasted 13 weeks, with two-hour live episodes--hosted by Chris Cashman in the US--airing twice a week. Players could also sharpen their quiz ability outside of the live episodes when the seasons were running, but during the live shows the game would pluck the 101 participants randomly from those watching.

I never got to be the 1, but I did make it into the 100 a few times. How about you?

"The notion of bringing a large number of people together in both a social and let's say a more casual gaming format is something we believe in a lot," added McCarthy.

"In some ways 1 vs. 100 was a little bit ahead of its time. From a production perspective it gave us a few challenges in terms of the sheer effort to bring that to market on a regular basis."

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hollyisyou
hollyisyou

1 v 100 was awesome.  I was sooooo disappointed when they stopped it.  Me and my family and friends would all sit together and play.  (We took turns on who had the controller but would all chime in.)  It really was an amazing idea and it WAS ahead of its time.  If something like that was launched today, I think a lot more people would be adaptive to it and play.

Zombrex
Zombrex

WTF is with all the comments from Facebook?

John Collins
John Collins

shame the questions were about American pop culture. was fun to play though! :)

ferretshob
ferretshob

1 vs.100, this was promised to be in Australia when it came out but it never did. So what ever they come up with next I don't care.

Jorge Valdez
Jorge Valdez

me too! Maybe ur just mad cause u did not win anything

Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor

Despite being a PS4 user and incredibly embarrassed by moronic comments - I loved 1vs100 and am a bit jealous that you guys are getting a new version. I just wish something similar could be released for us! Or anything for that matter..... Lol

Dylan Mays
Dylan Mays

1 vs 100 was actually really cool, it was short lived though.

Jason Lane
Jason Lane

This would be fantastic, as I had great fun playing 1 vs 100 on the X360. So far I haven't played any multiplayer on the X1 (as I'm an antisocial git by nature!), but I would definitely play this if/when it appears on the X1.

Yannick Faucher
Yannick Faucher

It was fun. I wish they made more LIVE games like this one on the 360.

Edweirdo Sanchez
Edweirdo Sanchez

Yeah we'll 1 vs 100 was a scam and mislead gamers into winning stuff which was the reason it failed

Mark Cianciosi
Mark Cianciosi

its not trolling when you didnt have the slightest intention of bothering people by posting a serious post. do you and your family a favor, slit your wrists

Anthony Zombo
Anthony Zombo

I liked this game. After Xbox live cancel this show (Game) it wasn't the same anymore. If something like this comes to Xbox One then I will go out and get an Xbox One. (I know, dumb reason for getting a console)

Elvis Padilla Jr.
Elvis Padilla Jr.

yeah, cuz look at ya reactions, trolling at 2am is so much fun :)

Stephen Groves
Stephen Groves

Do you remember that you're an annoying fanboy and no one cares?

Charlie Dante
Charlie Dante

Do you remember when people bought consoles because they had fun games?

Elvis Padilla Jr.
Elvis Padilla Jr.

do you remember that the Xbox One is lacking and way behind the PS4? PS4 RULEZ!!

Young Lee
Young Lee

I was sad when they took out 1 vs 100. That was a fun casual game.

George Orozco
George Orozco

Great too bad I couldn't play it because of the region but now since everyone has a Kinect they can do a lot of new ideas.

Cellpwn
Cellpwn

I actually did play 1 vs 100 when it was active on 360, and it actually was a huge amount of fun. I was sad when I found out it wasn't coming back; it'd be nice to see the idea of a console-based game show catch on.

forneverbdocked
forneverbdocked

Trivia games are stupid. I played that 1vs100 thing and hated it. If I wanted to answer someone's random stupid questions I would work at a call center.

xXxIRyanxXx
xXxIRyanxXx

Good times playing the original with friends, I would love to see a return of the game.

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

1 vs 100 was really excellent. I understand licensing difficulties, but that gameshow format was way ahead of it's time.  

Nyrex
Nyrex

If Sony made this they could give away shares to the company.... just kidding nobody in their right mind would want those... /junkstatus

crimsonbrute
crimsonbrute moderator moderator

I choose World History for $1000, Alex.

blackace
blackace

I would love this to return for the XBox One. They definitely need to make this happen ASAP.

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

Enjoyed playing it on x360 but never got to be the 1, or even in the 100.

DawgByte2
DawgByte2

This would be GREAT if it came back in some form. 

I still need some really good reasons to actually get an X-Box One, however, and this won't sell me on it. I really missed it from the 360 version. Good times there. However, live interactive gameshows were awesome. 

I have the feeling if anything like this does happen, it won't be launched until fall, and won't be "officially" announced until E3 anyway.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

If it's anything like the original they'll get it so that you like it, then bam we aren't doing it anymore.

senorbusyman
senorbusyman

i enjoyed this game on 360 fun times. i remembered a star wars question was asked & only 3 of the 100 got it right & the 1 walked away with lots of points

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

I enjoyed that on 360,good laughs!

sigma_fury
sigma_fury

I remember them saying good things about it when the 360 was launched too. Took them a year and they finally implemented it....then took it down.

Now they are trying yet again to re-hash old material.

xb_1
xb_1

@sigma_fury are you the same guy that said this  " You microbots will try and find a fault in anything, won't you?" in the sony emu thread about sony trying to re hash old material (games)?  you have got to the WORST sony troll of all time lol.