Microsoft is taking another step towards making the Xbox One more like a set-top box, with plans to add digital video recording features for broadcast TV programming – like a cable DVR, but without the monthly subscription fees. The fact that each game announcement came with an “available on Xbox and Windows 10” tag was impressive, and if their streaming platform can handle the strain of all its users, this link-up will be a victor.
Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries have released new trailers for Halo 5, the newly announced Halo Wars 2 and the Halo World Championship.
Microsoft has priced the Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition bundle at $499.99 (Rs 32,000). You’ll also be able to control the DVR through the Xbox app on, you guessed it, Windows 10.
It was also revealed all future Games with Gold Xbox 360 games will be backwards compatible on Xbox One as well.
There was also some new hardware on show in the form of an updated Xbox Chatpad for the Xbox One.
Halo 5: Guardians showed off some multiplayer footage from prereleased software. Xbox One Backwards Compatibility will be available to all members in November 2015.
PlatinumGames’ upcoming action-adventure title “Scalebound“, another Xbox One-exclusive title, was also showcased, with a gameplay demo showing the main character named Drew as he was fighting with a fleet of armed soldiers with the help of his dragon. Also in the bundle comes with an Xbox One wireless controller, and a downloadable copy of Federation Internationale de Football Association 2016.
Microsoft has announced that its gaming console, the Xbox One, will be getting some major additions and features incorporated to it in the coming months. The feature will allow players to record free-to-air TV through the OneGuide, schedule recordings remotely via Xbox Live, and record shows at any time with Instant On enabled.
Microsoft has just upped the ante in the console wars when it revealed its soon to be redesigned Windows 10 interface for Xbox One at Gamescom in Cologne.