CONFIDENTIAL Xbox One, Scrapped Top 100 & Supporting E3 Q&A.

Discussion in 'Articles' started by XPG Darkside, Jun 16, 2013.

CONFIDENTIAL Xbox One, Scrapped Top 100 & Supporting E3 Q&A.

XPG Darkside Jun 16, 2013

  1. XPG Darkside

    XPG Darkside Eating cake.... XPG Retired Staff
    0/47

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Messages:
    8,889
    Likes Received:
    4,972
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Eating cake.
    Location:
    In Rockys Fridge....
    Console:
    Playstation 4
    This document was supposed to shown and used by M$ at E3 2013 but all the details where never used all the entire Q&A was scrapped by M$ however it has leaked and it's in it's full glory below.

    There is some interesting stuff in hear like how xbox live was meant to be free on the xbox one but that got scrapped also.




    MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL




    Top 100 & Supporting E3 Q&A
    June 10, 2013







    E3 q&a

    For inquiries related to Xbox One connectivity requirements, digital licensing/used games or privacy please direct questions to the blogs on these topics:
    * Xbox One: A Modern, Connected Device
    * How Games Licensing Will Work on Xbox One
    * Privacy by Design: How Xbox One and the new Kinect Sensor Put You in Control


    To address any questions about details or issues we will not be addressing at E3:
    * At E3 we showcased our full lineup of blockbuster games and expanded upon our vision of the Xbox One platform and the amazing, new possibilities it opens up in the living room. We are excited to share more over the coming months, but we don’t have anything further to share at this time. We also have extensive information available on our news blog, Xbox Wire, and we encourage you to check it out for more details and ongoing news.

    TOP 100 Q&A

    * Games Line-up
    * Xbox Live
    * General Xbox One Q&A/Specs
    * Market Availability
    * Pricing
    * Backwards Compatibility
    * Security/Enforcement
    * Family Safety

    SUPPORTING Q&A

    * Xbox Live Gold
    * Television
    * All-new Kinect
    * Controller & Accessories
    * Stingray








    XBOX ONE AT E3 KEY MESSAGES
    * Xbox will continue to be the best place to play games – led by the biggest exclusives, new IP, and blockbuster franchises that play best on Xbox.
    * Xbox One, the ultimate all-in-one entertainment system, makes your games come alive, backed by the new Xbox Live service, innovative multiplayer and social features, and new Kinect that will set the standard for gaming in a new generation.
    * Available this November, Xbox One will be the only device that brings together the best of games, sports, TV, and movies, delivering premium content that is more tailored, connected and immersive than ever.

    GAMES LINE-UP
    Q: What exclusive first-party games are in development, and when will we see them?
    A: Today, we kick-started a new era of games and entertainment with a stunning lineup of exclusive blockbuster games for Xbox One, showcasing why it will be the premier platform to experience the future of games, when it launches in markets around the world this November.

    Microsoft Studios and the world’s biggest and most renowned publishers, including 343 Industries, Crytek, Turn 10 Studios, Capcom and Insomniac Games, unveiled their blockbuster games lineup for Xbox One, with more exclusive titles than at any time in the history of Xbox. With amazing games like ‘Forza Motorsport 5,’ ‘Freedom,’ ‘Walker,’ “Dakota”, “Below” and ‘Osiris,’ Microsoft Studios showed how Xbox will lead the industry with the biggest exclusives, new IP and blockbuster franchises that will define the next decade of games.

    Q: How much will standard retail games for Xbox One cost?
    A: Microsoft Studios games on Xbox One will be $59.99 (MSRP).

    Q: How many games do you plan to ship at launch?
    A: Today Microsoft Studios and the world’s biggest and most renowned publishers, including 343 Industries, Crytek, Turn 10 Studios, Capcom and Insomniac Games, unveiled their blockbuster games lineup for Xbox One, with more exclusive titles than at any time in the history of Xbox. We’re excited to share more about our complete launch portfolio over the coming weeks and months.


    XBOX LIVE
    Q: What is the new Xbox Live?
    A: As we designed Xbox One, we knew we needed to rebuild Xbox Live from the ground up so that we could marry the hardware architecture and the power of the cloud in completely new ways. The new generation of Xbox Live gets to know you and your preferences and puts you at the center of all your games and entertainment. With the evolved Xbox Live, your games and profile are stored in the cloud, so you can access them from any Xbox One console. And of course your Xbox Live Gold membership will work across both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

    Q: What new benefits does Xbox Live offer?
    A: The new generation of Xbox Live gets to know you and your preferences and puts you at the center of all your games and entertainment. It will make sure your Xbox is always up to date and ready for you, that gaming is better with smart, quick and intuitive multiplayer backed by the new Smart Match system. It adds even more personalization to your TV and entertainment. With the evolved Xbox Live, your games and profile are stored in the cloud, so you can access them from any Xbox One console.

    Q: I saw reports stating friends will be unlimited and reports saying the cap is 1,000. Which is correct?
    A: We are excited to share we’re expanding the friends list to 1,000 friends, similar to many popular services, and we’ll continue to explore further as our customers’ needs increase.

    Q: How do friends lists work when you go back and forth between Xbox One and Xbox 360?
    A: Because Xbox Live stores your profile in the cloud, you can access your friends list on any Xbox One and Xbox 360 when you sign in to your profile.

    Q: How much cloud space do I get? What is stored in the cloud?
    A: Xbox Live offers Xbox One unlimited storage space in the cloud. Every piece of content—your profile, games, Achievements, and entertainment— can be stored and saved in the cloud so you can automatically access it anywhere, anytime, no matter where you are.

    Q: Will you continue to charge for Xbox Live Gold memberships?
    A: Yes, we will continue to offer an Xbox Live Gold membership with Xbox One. We’re making the new Xbox Live the best place to play games and enjoy entertainment with your friends online.

    Q: Do I have to pay to access Xbox Live?
    A: No. Similar to Xbox 360, Xbox Live on Xbox One is free to any system owner with a broadband Internet connection and includes access to a robust catalog of gaming content on Xbox Marketplace, movies and TV shows on Xbox Video Marketplace, and personal profiles. For those who are looking for the best value in games and entertainment and want the full Xbox Live connected and social experience, we will continue to offer an Xbox Live Gold membership on Xbox One. If you have an Xbox Live Gold membership today on Xbox 360, it will carry over to Xbox One.

    Q: What is the membership/subscription model for Xbox Live on Xbox One?
    A: Similar to Xbox 360, Xbox Live on Xbox One is free to any system owner with a broadband Internet connection and includes access to a robust catalog of gaming content on Xbox Marketplace and personal profiles. For those who are looking for the best value in games and entertainment and want the full Xbox Live connected and social experience, we will continue to offer an Xbox Live Gold membership on Xbox One. If you have an Xbox Live Gold membership today on Xbox 360, it will carry over to Xbox One.

    Q: Will Xbox Live remain the same on Xbox 360? Do you plan to continue improving the service on Xbox 360?
    A: With more than 76 million Xbox 360 consoles sold, we will continue to support Xbox Live on Xbox 360 as an important part of Microsoft’s entertainment offering, adding new games and entertainment content to the service and continuing to support online multiplayer experiences. We are committed to ensuring Xbox Live on Xbox 360 remains one of the best places to play games, meet with friends and enjoy your entertainment.

    Q: Can I use my current gamertag on Xbox One and will my Gamerscore and Achievements transfer?
    A: Yes. Your current Xbox Live Gamertag will stay with you on Xbox One if you choose to keep it, and your hard-earned Gamerscore and Achievements will indeed carry over from Xbox 360. Gamers can continue to earn achievements by playing their favorite games. -

    Q: If I use my current gamertag on my Xbox One, can I still use the same Gamertag on my Xbox 360?
    A: Yes. You can use your current Xbox Live Gamertag on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

    Q: Are avatars coming to the new console? If so, are you introducing anything new for them?
    A: We are making the new system more personal, putting you at the center of all your games, TV and entertainment. To do so, Xbox One leverages your natural identity while continuing to have avatars as an important part of your identity. We will share more in the coming months.

    Q: How will avatars work in Xbox One and will my avatar items carry over?
    A: Xbox One leverages your natural identity while continuing to have avatars as an important part of your identity. We’ll share more in the coming months.

    Q: Will my avatar still be available on Xbox.com?
    A: Yes, nothing will change with your avatar on Xbox.com

    Q: How many people can be signed in to Xbox Live on a single Xbox One at one time?
    A: We made that simple, it’s virtually unlimited. Our vision is to extend the great benefits of Xbox Live Gold membership to anyone in your home.

    Q: Will there be beacons on Xbox One?
    A: The introduction of Smart Match brings with it an advanced party system, expanding parties from eight to 32 players and putting them at the heart of the system. These parties provide the easiest ways to find people to play with.

    Microsoft Points Transition
    Q: Are Microsoft Points going away?
    A: We continuously listen to feedback from our subscribers, and the ability to conduct transactions in local currency is something that they want. We are excited to announce that as part of the fall 2013 update, Microsoft Points will be retired, and transactions will take place using local currency. This change will make it even easier for Xbox LIVE subscribers to access and enjoy the games, movies, music and other great content they love.

    Q: Why are you making this change now? Is it because of negative feedback towards Microsoft Points?
    A: The ability to buy and rent content using local currency is something that the Xbox Live community has told us they want. We hope this change will make purchasing the latest games and entertainment on Xbox Live even simpler for subscribers.

    Q: When will this happen?
    A: The transition from Microsoft Points to local currency for Xbox Live Marketplace transactions will happen in the fall 2013 Xbox Live update. Stay tuned for more information on specific timing.

    Q: What happens to my Microsoft Points?
    A: When the transition takes place, the balance of Microsoft Points in an account will be retired and the customer will be given an amount in local currency that is equal or greater in Marketplace value. That value will be stored in your account and can be used similar to Microsoft Points to make purchases in the Xbox Live Marketplace.

    Q: How will you ensure that the transition to my local currency is equivalent to what I paid for my Microsoft Points?
    A: In order to make this a seamless experience for our customers we considered many factors to help ensure our customers received equal or greater Marketplace value in the transition.

    Q: Is this transition in preparation for Xbox Live on Xbox One?
    A: The ability to buy and rent content using local currency is something that Xbox LIVE subscribers have told us they want and we’re excited to deliver this change for them on Xbox 360 and when we release Xbox One.

    Xbox Live Dashboard

    Q: What is Snap?
    A: Snap lets you do two activities on Xbox One at the same time, on the same screen, like Skype with friends while playing your favorite game or watching the playoffs while managing your fantasy football team.

    Q: Can you Snap two games side-by-side?
    A: The Xbox One architecture focuses the power of the console’s Xbox operating system on a single game at a time. Side-by-side gameplay will not be supported. However, the new generation of Xbox Live enables switching between Xbox One games in a flash, so no matter what you’re in the mood to play, it’s right there when you want it. Snap lets you do two different activities on Xbox One at the same time, on the same screen, like host a Skype video call with friends while playing your favorite game or watching live TV while Smart Match finds your ultimate multiplayer match-up.

    Q: Are you able to personalize the dashboard, per person?
    A: Yes. Xbox One understands the unique likes and interests of each person in your family and will serve up relative content including TV, games, music and movies. You will also have frequent updates with live tiles on Skype to view messages and incoming calls.

    Q: Will there be advertisements built into the dashboard like Xbox 360? How many?
    A: We designed the Xbox One dashboard to make your favorite games and entertainment even more front and center. Advertisements will not be visible on the home screen, so you only see what’s most important to you.

    Q: What are you saying to advertisers interested in Xbox One?
    A: For advertisers looking to reach their audience today, we offer creative ways to engage with the 48 million active Xbox Live members on Xbox 360, as well as 100 million PCs or devices with Xbox on Windows.

    GENERAL XBOX ONE SPECS

    Q: What are the specs of Xbox One?
    A: Xbox One provides more power than the Xbox 360 to create and consume the greatest games. Inside the box, we’re going from 500 million transistors to 5 billion. We’re going from 512 MB of RAM to 8 GB of RAM. In addition, for every Xbox One in the living room, we put the equivalent of three more in the cloud—so developers can create characters and living worlds that were previously not possible.

    Q: How big is the hard drive?
    A: Xbox One includes a built in 500GB hard drive and unlimited storage in the cloud.

    Q: Can you replace the hard drive on Xbox One?
    A: Xbox One includes a built in 500GB hard drive and unlimited storage in the cloud, or you can also add storage as you need it using a USB 3 attached external drive.

    Q: Can I use my own hard drive for additional storage?
    A: Yes. Xbox One lets you add storage as you need it using a USB 3 attached external drive.

    Q: Does it play Blu-ray movies?
    A: Yes. Xbox One will play Blu-ray discs.
    Q: What chips are in your system?
    A: AMD is our primary partner for the custom silicon that makes up our GPU/CPU SOC that is the heart of Xbox One.

    Q: Will you support 4K?
    A: We are delivering a home entertainment system for the next generation and aspiring to deliver the fidelity of tomorrow. With games, we will have the option of running native 4K or upscaling to 4K.

    Q: How will you fully power down Xbox One? Do I have to unplug it or is there a power button?
    A: Xbox One has a power button that allows you to turn the system all the way off, using the “Xbox nexus” on the front.

    Q: The last time you launched a console you were plagued with hardware problems such as the red ring. What assurances should consumers have that you have fixed your manufacturing problems?
    A: There’s no doubt we had some challenges at the launch of Xbox 360. We couldn't be more proud of the consoles we’ve been building for years. Our track record is proof of the culmination of years of continuous innovation in design, testing and learning. We are confident we are building a high quality product.

    MARKET AVAILABILITY
    Q: When will Xbox One be released?
    A: Xbox One will be available in 21 markets around the world in November 2013

    Q: What markets will Xbox One be available when you launch in November?
    A: We will launch Xbox One in November in 21 markets around the world including:
    * United States
    * France
    * Netherlands
    * Canada
    * Germany
    * Switzerland
    * Mexico
    * Spain
    * Russia
    * Brazil
    * Italy
    * Sweden
    * Australia
    * Ireland
    * Norway
    * New Zealand
    * Belgium
    * Finland
    * United Kingdom
    * Austria
    * Denmark


    Q: What about XX country? When will Xbox One be available there?
    A: We plan to launch Xbox One in our other Xbox markets later next year.

    Q: Will you be taking pre-orders for Xbox One?
    A: To reserve your Xbox One system today, visit www.xbox.com/reserve for participating retailers.

    Q: What are the incentives to pre-order Xbox One?
    A: To celebrate the launch of Xbox One, we are introducing a special limited edition commemorative bundle in 21 markets around the world. Reserving the commemorative bundle will guarantee that you’ll be able to play the new system on Day One, and each bundle will include an Xbox One in premium black packaging, a limited edition Xbox Day One wireless controller, as well as unique Day One Achievements.

    Q: What’s included in the special commemorative SKU?
    A: Each bundle will include an Xbox One in premium black packaging, a limited edition Xbox Day One wireless controller, as well as unique Day One Achievements.

    Q: What SKUs will be available at launch?
    A: Xbox One will launch globally this November, and will include Kinect, a 500GB hard drive and one wireless controller.

    Q: Why are you including only one SKU? With Xbox 360 you had a variety of options including hard drive size and with or without Kinect?
    A: The all new Kinect is now an essential and integrated part of the platform. By having it as a consistent part of every Xbox One, game and entertainment creators can build experiences that assume the availability of voice, gesture and natural sensing, leading to unrivaled ease of use, premium experiences and interactivity for consumers. In addition, consumers no longer need to worry about the size of their hard drive because Xbox One includes a built in 500GB hard drive and unlimited storage in the cloud. There is also the option to add storage as you need it using a USB 3 attached external drive.

    Q: Will there be region restrictions for games on Xbox One?
    A: Similar to the movie and music industry, games must meet country-specific regulatory guidelines before they are cleared for sale. We will continue to work with our partners to follow these guidelines with Xbox One.

    Q: What about gray markets?
    A: Building out distribution and retail channels in new markets is a costly endeavor, and is done based on a variety of factors. While seemingly simple, it often involves regulatory and other local compliance approvals in each market where a console is sold. As such I can’t comment on availability beyond the markets listed in today’s release.

    PRICING

    Q: How much does Xbox One cost?
    A: Xbox One will start at $499, €499 and £429* (MSRP).
    * Price for U.K. and European Xbox One launch bundles includes tax.

    Q: Why is Xbox One so expensive?
    A: We feel Xbox One is competitively priced to support our full lineup of blockbuster games that we showcased here at E3, as well as the amazing, new possibilities the Xbox One platform opens up in the living room.

    Q: Why did you make Kinect a requirement? Is the console $100 more expensive than the PS4 because of Kinect?
    A: We do not break down pricing by components, but feel Xbox One is competitively priced to support our full lineup of blockbuster games that we showcased here at E3, as well as the amazing, new possibilities the Xbox One platform opens up in the living room.

    Q: Will you offer an Xbox Live subscription model for a cheaper console like you currently do with Xbox 360?
    A: We are very excited about the interest we’ve seen in terms of consumer engagement with our retail partners after we announced Xbox One, and believe that $499 is a great value given the premium games and entertainment that are delivered in this system. We are always exploring new offers, but have nothing further to share at this time.

    Q: Similar to Xbox 360, will you offer special value bundles with Xbox One?
    A: At this time we’ve only shared the launch price for Xbox One, and don’t have anything further to share at this time.

    Q: What accessories will ship at launch and how much will they cost?
    A: We will have more to share about accessories for Xbox One over the coming months.

    Q: How much will standard retail games for Xbox One cost?
    A: We are excited to share more over the coming months, but we don’t have anything further to share at this time.

    BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY
    Q: Will Xbox One be backward compatible with existing Xbox 360 games?
    A: Xbox One hardware is not compatible with Xbox 360 games. We designed Xbox One to play an entirely new generation of games—games that are architected to take full advantage of state-of-the-art processors and the infinite power of the cloud. We care very much about the investment people have made in Xbox 360 and will continue to support it with a pipeline of new games and new apps well into the future.

    Q: What about the digital content such as movies and music that I purchased?
    A: Xbox Video content purchased via Xbox Live Marketplace will be available to download and use on Xbox One.

    Q: Will I be able to play my digital Xbox 360 games?
    A: Xbox One hardware is not compatible with Xbox 360 games. We designed Xbox One to play an entirely new generation of games—games that are architected to take full advantage of state-of-the-art processors and the infinite power of the cloud. We care very much about the investment people have made in Xbox 360 and will continue to support it with a pipeline of new games and new apps well into the future.

    Q: Will my existing Xbox 360 accessories work with Xbox One?
    A: Xbox One was designed from the ground up with entirely new technology to deliver a new generation of experiences for both games and entertainment. For example, the Wireless Controller will connect to the console using high speed data transfer to enable higher fidelity headset audio and future controller add-on experiences that are not possible with Xbox 360 wireless technology. Additionally, the all new Kinect sensor’s ability to locate the wireless controller is dependent on new technology. In order for Xbox One to deliver robust, meaningful gaming scenarios for all users across all experiences, only Xbox One controllers and accessories will work with the new console.

    SECURITY/ENFORCEMENT
    Q: Account security and harassment are big issues with Xbox Live. What have you done to improve this with Xbox One?
    A: We are completely redesigning Xbox Live to build on what is awesome about the service now, and fix features that we want to improve such as matchmaking and reputation. We place great importance on the safety and security of our customers and we will have more to share about our ongoing work in this space over time.

    FAMILY SAFETY
    Q: Will Xbox One have parental controls?
    A: We have a strong track record of building some of the most advanced family settings in the entertainment industry and Xbox One will be no different. We will have more to share about specific family settings and features over time.


    SUPPORTING E3 Q&A

    XBOX LIVE GOLD
    Q: Will I need Xbox Live Gold to access entertainment apps on Xbox One?
    A: Like Xbox 360, some applications will be available to all Xbox Live members, such as Xbox Video, while others will require an Xbox Live Gold membership.

    Q: Will my current Xbox Live Gold membership work with Xbox One or will I have to buy a new one?
    A: You do not need to buy a new Xbox Live Gold membership. Your current membership will work on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

    Q: How is Xbox Live Gold membership different on Xbox One? What is included in the membership?
    A: An Xbox Live Gold membership offers a premium interactive entertainment service on Xbox One that spans across games, TV shows and movies, music, sports and more. Xbox Live Gold provides the best multiplayer gaming experience. As a Gold member, gamers will get premier member benefits including fast matchmaking, instant switching between games and entertainment and the ability to capture, edit and share gameplay via Game DVR, Upload Studio and Twitch. Xbox Live Gold also offers an all in one entertainment experience with an enhanced with a programming guide, Skype video and voice calling and intuitive browse and search capabilities powered by Kinect.

    We’re also announcing today a new benefit for Gold membership on Xbox One is the ability for anyone in your home to access many Xbox Live Gold benefits on your Xbox One at no additional cost. And the primary Xbox Live Gold membership travels with you to any Xbox One system.

    Q: How much will Xbox Live Gold cost on Xbox One?
    A: Xbox Live Gold will remain the same price starting at $5 per month (USD) on Xbox One, which your Gold membership works on any Xbox One and Xbox 360 anyone in your home can access most Gold membership benefits at no additional cost.

    Q: Will Xbox Live on Xbox One have a Silver membership offer, and if so, what benefits does this membership tier provide?
    A: Xbox Live is free to any system owner with a broadband Internet connection and includes access to a robust catalog of gaming content on Xbox Marketplace, movies and TV shows on Xbox Video, personal profiles and Achievements and in certain regions, HDMI pass-through will enable you to watch live TV from your cable, telco or satellite set-top box through your Xbox One. You can also turn your smart device into the ultimate companion with Xbox SmartGlass.

    Q: Can a household purchase one Xbox Live Gold subscription and share between multiple family members? Do you have a Family offering?
    A: With the purchase of Xbox Live Gold on any Xbox One anyone in your home can access Xbox Live Gold benefits on your Xbox One at no additional cost.

    Q: Does the Xbox Live Gold extension to others in the home work for Xbox 360? Is this a way to drive customers to purchase Xbox One?
    A: No. Xbox Live Gold membership remains the same on Xbox 360 and will continue to offer members access to the best online gaming service and entertainment network in the industry.

    Q: Did you discontinue the Xbox Live Gold Family Pack because of the new Xbox Live Gold offering?
    A: We’re continually evolving our products and services and are excited to extend Xbox Live Gold to anyone in the home on Xbox One.

    Q: If I have one Xbox Live Gold membership, can I use it for both Xbox One and Xbox 360?
    A: Yes. Xbox Live Gold membership will work on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

    Q: How do I purchase Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One?
    A: Xbox One owners will be able to purchase 12-month and 3-month Xbox Live Gold memberships at major retail stores and online at Xbox.com.

    Q: Will you offer a free trial of Xbox Live Gold when I purchase an Xbox One console?
    A: A one-month Xbox Live Gold membership is included for free with every Xbox One purchase.

    Entertainment Apps
    Q: Will entertainment content be region specific?
    A: Available content and features vary across regions. We will have more to share regarding regional availability at a later time. –

    Q: What will happen to current apps on Xbox 360?
    A: Existing entertainment apps will remain on Xbox 360, and current and future partners will be able to create new apps for Xbox 360. With more than 76 million Xbox 360 consoles sold, we will continue to support Xbox 360 as an important part of Microsoft’s entertainment offering – that includes adding new content to the service and ensuring Xbox Live on Xbox 360 remains one of the best places to play games and enjoy your favorite entertainment.

    Q: Can partners continue to release new apps on Xbox 360 after Xbox One launches?
    A: Yes. We will continue to support Xbox 360 as an important part of Microsoft’s entertainment offering ensuring Xbox Live on Xbox 360 remains one of the best places to play games and enjoy your entertainment.

    Q: Why should I use Xbox One to watch entertainment if there is historically more content on Xbox 360?
    A: As with any new system, we understand that Xbox One will not launch with the full catalogue of entertainment content that the Xbox 360 platform has built up over the past decade. However, Xbox One will bring you closer to the entertainment that is available. Xbox One has the ability combine your favorite TV channels, on-demand content and the entertainment apps that are available into one experience. Also, because Xbox Live is powered by the cloud, you can jump back and forth between games, TV, music and apps instantly and effortlessly and Snap apps side-by-side to do two things at once.

    Q: Can Xbox One access the Web? Will you have an IE app?
    A: We will offer Internet Explorer for Xbox One. Use your voice to browse your favorite sites with ease or use Xbox SmartGlass on your phone or tablet to control your experience.

    Online Multiplayer Gaming
    Q: Can I play online multiplayer with players still using an Xbox 360?
    A: No. Because Xbox One hardware and the new services of Xbox Live were designed to power next generation experiences (not compatible with Xbox 360), multiplayer cross generation will not be available to ensure the best possible experience for all gamers.

    Q: How many players can access a game simultaneously?
    A: We wanted to provide game developers the most flexible and powerful multiplayer system possible, even providing them with free cloud computing power. The number of players that can access a game simultaneously are limited only by how the game is designed.

    Q: What is Smart Match? How is this different than traditional matchmaking?
    A: Smart Match on Xbox One is matchmaking evolved. It’s smarter, faster and optimized to help you play with exactly the people you want, when you want. The smarter, asynchronous matchmaking system means no more waiting in lobbies as your console is your lobby. Your Xbox Live reputation plays a valuable role, rewarding healthy participation while helping eliminate troublemakers and cheaters.

    Q: How does the new reputation system work? Do players take a more active role in policing or is this a behavior tracking algorithm?
    A: We’ve updated the algorithms for monitoring behavior on the system, expanded scoring elements, engaged our enforcement team and created requirements for games to take reputation into account. The reputation system is built on a model that accounts for how a player behaves and whether they positively or negatively affect others. As long as other players or the titles are not reporting a player, you will maintain a positive reputation.

    Q: How can gamers get involved in monitoring or regulating the Xbox Live community?
    A: Xbox Live members can provide positive feedback on good community members or block or report violators. Each member now has a role in marshaling an advantageous Xbox Live ecosystem for everyone. Similarly, game titles will be able to report community violations as well.

    Q: What is “reputation” and what does it mean for gamers?
    A: Your Xbox Liv
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 16, 2013

Share This Page

Close