Xbox One manual leaked - Report

Xbox One console guide allegedly leaked on NeoGAF; lists a minimum required distance of 1.4m from the Kinect 2.0.

The manual for Microsoft's next-generation Xbox One console has been leaked, a poster on NeoGAF has claimed.

User kazebyaka has posted what is allegedly the Portuguese version of the Xbox One console guide. The posted booklet specifies a minimum distance of 1.4 metres required between the Kinect 2.0 and the user. Additionally, diagrams indicate that the Kinect 2.0 can be mounted no higher than 1.8 metres from the console, and no lower than 0.6 metres from the ground.

According to the manual, the console should not be oriented vertically. While unverified, the information aligns with a statement made earlier this year by Albert Panello, senior director of product management and planning at Xbox. Panello stated that the Xbox One "[doesn't] support vertical orientation".

The posted guide concludes with a final step to connect the Xbox One to the internet. Microsoft recently confirmed that the Xbox One will require a day-one patch. A Microsoft representative was not immediately available to comment.

The Xbox One is scheduled for launch in North America, most European markets, Australia, and New Zealand on November 22 this year, with follow-up releases in Japan and the remaining European markets in 2014.

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Zorine “harli” Te is an Associate Editor at GameSpot and is based in Australia.
361 comments
Pierce Colton Williamson
Pierce Colton Williamson

I know that they are coming out with the recharge pack but its the fact that we are going to have to pay like another 30 dollars (maybe) along with the 500 I think they should come with both the battery case and the recharge pack just to give gamers more of a choice and let them save some green

Ben Colvin
Ben Colvin

Everyone knows this is a fake. It doesn't have any pictures of the Xbox One in the toilet, on fire, smashed with a hammer, or of you buying a PS4 instead.

Chris Collins
Chris Collins

There coming with a rechargeable battery pack, just like they did with the 360. Calm down...

Allister Baca
Allister Baca

You do realize that the controllers are rechargable, the battery pack is able to come off ... -.-

Nick Goodner
Nick Goodner

I will say though that the 360 should come with the rechargeable battery pack right out of the box. Let those that want more have that option if they want.

Nick Goodner
Nick Goodner

Those rechargeable batteries don't last forever for sony or MS, so when it comes down to it, I would much rather replace a $10 rechargeable battery pack than a $50 controller that is all one piece. Had that issue with my old Iphone, hence why I prefer droids now.

Daniel Gent
Daniel Gent

Step 7. Play all the indie games you already could have on your PC.

JoJoStarFire
JoJoStarFire

Those play and charge batteries are a rip. Not within a year they started messing up and couldn't hold a charge. My stand can't even charge them correctly and sometimes it shows it green, and I know the battery is depleted.  The only way I can charge my battery is with the cord connected to the system. Mind you I have 4 Charge and play batteries, and none of them charge properly.  My question is, if you put rechargeable batteries in the back of the controller, will the usb cord charge the batteries? That would be a neat thing for it to be able to do.

Steven Little
Steven Little

WOW, the new system doesn't have a controller that is regargable, LOL. So lame. Get with the future microsoft.

John Hankin
John Hankin

Yeah, and we here at sony can throw our controllers further due to this magic

Pierce Colton Williamson
Pierce Colton Williamson

thats fair I mean everyone is different got different preferences and what not I don't like the fact Nintendo and Microsoft do batteries simply because I hate batteries and they always die really quick (with me) and its just another quick cash grab that if you want the rechargeable pack you have to buy it maybe if it came with both the battery and the Recharge pack I would be a little more on board.

Joe Giammarino
Joe Giammarino

Lol sorry to tell you Bruce but I have a 4 year old ps3 controller that still has alot of life left in it and I never had to buy AA batteries !

Frederick Quatman
Frederick Quatman

I prefer the battery approach, I've had PS3 controllers where the inner battery died or wouldn't hold a charge, there goes $50. I still own all of my 360 controllers and all my Wii Motes.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

So the Kinect has to be 2 feet above the ground and not higher than 5.5 feet, and you have to be more than 5 feet away from it.  Sure.  Shrug.

jd7904
jd7904

Did anyone see if they had instructions for placement  of the kinect for  the Two Minute hate and the Oceania news report?

Pierce Colton Williamson
Pierce Colton Williamson

Like back in game boy color and gameboy advance days it was acceptable I didn't mind too much but it's 2013 we should be past batteries it's getting a bit ridiculous

Thomas Keller
Thomas Keller

Well do you want to replace those 6 dollar batteries after 3 days of gaming, buy a 30 dollar charge kit and then 10 dollar rechargeable batteries. Or go with Sony and already include lithium rechargeable pack in the controller already. Common sense dood

David Chang
David Chang

I got a Wii charger thing, came with it...but srsly, having to replace batteries all the time is eh... let's just use the USB rechargeable - while playing method....

obsequies
obsequies

would have loved to read the original manual

Karchy
Karchy

Useless... Xboners can't read..

blackace
blackace

This isn't even news. It's as important as leaked covers to games.

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

*sigh*  These aren't "leaks"...  Just like the "leaked" GTAV map last month.  It's deliberate advertisement, plain and simple.

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

Do you need an adapter for $24.99 to open the instruction booklet?

Nick Goodner
Nick Goodner

They both do the same things and both have wires to charge while playing. Only difference is you can swap out xbox batteries. You guys are idiots going at each other over something so stupid.

gilldominic
gilldominic

Do you reckon short people can get away with placing the Kinect 2.0 lower than 0.6m?

Justin Grove
Justin Grove

Matthew you can play and charge with PlayStation too. I do it all the time.

Luis Gil
Luis Gil

Interesting.... But how do make it self destruct ?

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

They forgot to add the

"BUY IT AT YOUR OWN RISK"

sentence there

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

so it wont boot if you don't place it on the living room.......

>.>

geddy_2112
geddy_2112

Obligatory trendy anti-xbox comment!

RicanV
RicanV moderator

Where is the included return label?

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

@Steven Little Well, personally I prefer that. The play-and-charge cables are always way too short (For PS3 at least), the daft thing doesn't charge unless I actually leave the console ON, and it means I'm missing a controller while it's charging.

So I didn't bother with the play-and-charge kits and just got 8 rechargeable batteries for the 360.

blackace
blackace

@FULGOREY2K Yeaahhh.. so can see that statement AFTER they bought it? lol!! Dumb!!

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

@FULGOREY2K hey dude...don't put it vertically or like put pizza boxes on it either. 

that's like crossing the streams in ghostbusters. fucked up shit happens

> wii u

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

@noandno nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........

wait wait....

nah, it's cool