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Xbox One is future proof, is the PS4?

If you didn’t know that the Xbox One had been built with the future of gaming in mind, Microsoft has released a new video this week which really attempts to hit home. We’ve heard a lot about the cloud lately this past week, but now we have an intimate video from Microsoft to show you, which gives examples why the Xbox One in Microsoft’s opinion – is future proof.

If you are a gamer that is still sitting on the fence as to which console is best for you this Holiday season, you’ll probably find this video very interesting. It’s obvious that both companies need to hype up their respective systems in order to generate interest, but can Microsoft’s cloud really do all of the features with ease that we keep hearing about?

It sounds very impressive from what we have heard from Microsoft so far, but then gamers are also skeptical at the same time as most would simply put it down to ‘PR talk’ without any substance. In this video, we hear further details on how Xbox One features such as the cloud, Kinect and SmartGlass have helped and will continue to help in making the system future proof.

To pick out an interesting couple of things from Albert Penello during the video, listen to this at the 4 minute mark:

“Being built for the future is one of the principles that we had when we built the Xbox One. We want to build a system that preserved the best of console gaming, so that developers can write to the metal, they can continue to optimize, they can continue to build better looking games over time and also have this part of the system reserved for the future.”

Does Microsoft have you covered for years to come?
Does Microsoft have you covered for years to come?

It’s clear that Microsoft are very proud of their cloud capabilities in relation to providing a system to gamers with the future in mind. But are you impressed by all of the talk, compared to what the PS4 will be able to do with the likes of Gaikai streaming technology and their own cloud?

Enjoy the video below and let us know if you think both systems will be ‘future proof’ in a way, or if it is just all talk.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Josh101
Josh101

Wow, this article is FILLED with Microsoft PR managers. Knowing server infrastructure in and out. The “Powah of the cloud” is meaningless. No developer other than 1st party studios is going to be stupid enough to offload any amount of meaningful calculations server side. This is due to 2 things, not owning or having control of said servers which can be shut down at any time, even if it’s 20 years from now and latency. Due to both of these, there is NO BENEFIT to offloading any calculations to “The cloud.” No, not at all, it will never be worth… Read more »

X1ultimateGamer
X1ultimateGamer

Look at all the dumb Sony sheep answers it shows these retards only know is to talk BS 24/7 The sheep console failstation 4 is bound for failure even before release being poorly made with cheap parts plus the devs only have access to 4G for games FFS bahahahaha No features no Innovation clearly a rushed console and would be worried as it can catch on fire ( due to it being poorly made by students)

Plus the RROD was clearly there and still doesn’t look any different to Ps3 Bahhahaha

teufel
teufel

The X Bone is hardly future proof, and maybe MS should start apologizing for wasting MS fans’ money on redundancy. The new wave of “Smart TVs” have features that make many of the non gaming features that MS is forcing MS fans to pay for redundant and not needed at all. I dont know what is funnier, the fact that they actually want us to believe that their cloud service will make their technologically inferior system superior over time or that Sony made a system where most of its resources wont be used other than the occasional exclusive late in… Read more »

BrianC6234
BrianC6234

Bwahaha. The Xbox 180 isn’t future proof. It’s outdated crap is what it is. Anyone who believes that cloud crap is a fool. The cloud can’t make a console better.

M C
M C

So the future is to hook up a surveillance device inside our private homes, so you can watch how we respond to commercials and ads?

The kinect is a surveillance device plan and simple. It watches you, it listens to you. That’s how it works.

Microsoft even said themselves they are looking to sell the info it collects to third party advertisers.

The future.

M C
M C

Can’t be future proof when you can’t even run games at 1080p, todays current standard..

future is 4k or more…

M C
M C

The Xbox One is future proof you say?? yet it doesn’t even have games running at 1080p?

Forza 5 is currently using 100% OF THE XBOX ONE POWER – From the developer’s mouth. A 1st party dev, so you know they know what they are doing.

Xbox One is already maxxed out, and it hasn’t launched yet.. How is this future proof exactly?

Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3
Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

Both systems are already future proof…we just need to experience both of them to see which is further along.

You are flat out wrong
You are flat out wrong

Penello is an obese liar. It’s not even fit for the present and “the magic cloud” isn’t going to fill the gaps. With its low sales and panicking shareholders, I imagine it won’t be long before the Xbox brand is jettisoned.

Jason Mounce
Jason Mounce

What a stupid question.

IS the PS4 Futureproof….?

Was PS1 Futureproof? Was PS2 Futureproof? Was PS3 Futureproof?

What’s the answer? Yes. Yes. Yes. 10 Year Life cycle will repeat.

Xbox One isn’t even NOWPROOF. The original Xbox wasn’t futureproof and it closed off after what, 4-5 years? Microsoft is simply trying to mimic Sony’s 10 year life-cycle policy.

THE RED DRAGON

I believe it is future proof. The naysayers are stuck looking at today’s setup. These companies like Microsoft plan years down the road. A few years from now when all of the ISPs have switched to IPV6 – when things like Google Fiber are more wide-spread. There is no reason why you wouldn’t be able to stream games that will match the best PC settings out there.

Guest
Guest

$0NÂ¥ PauperStation Foul doesn’t have a virtualization OS that can combine many functionalities for ease of use. AND IT NEVER WILL. PoS4 is not future proof at all. Poor low IQ paupers that fall $0NÂ¥’s lies and overhype that doesn’t deliver are just that, schmucks!

RealityCheck2013
RealityCheck2013

The ‘Xbox ONE’ is one of the most unappealing Gaming(?!?! Hmm) Consoles i have ever heard of in my over 20 years of gaming LoL:D

Axe99
Axe99

The XB1 may or may not be future proofed, but the Cloud has nothing to do with it. Cloud computing, by its very nature, is not system-specific. Cloud power is available to any device that can hook up to the internet. In other words, going by this measure, the XB1 is as future proofed as any other console, PCs, smartphones, smart TVs and even some of those expensive internet fridges ;). I’m not knocking what MS say they’re doing – it sounds great – but it’s got nothing to do with the XB1’s hardware beyond the machine being designed with… Read more »

Edonus
Edonus

Jesus Christ this thread is a big Sony Circle Jerk… all these guys are just discrediting MS and squeezing each others ass too make them feel good about the Ps4 that they are enslaved to buy. The ONE is clearly built with the future in mind. it already has a 10 billion dollar internet infrastructure. It has Already got the HDMI in and IR blaster built in to take over your entertainment console. Windows app support, multitasking. The list goes on and On the only true advantage the Ps4 has is a stronger GPU that is it. and before someone… Read more »

handsomer
handsomer

“Faster” =/= future
“Smaller” =/= future
Console =/= future

Sylmaron
Sylmaron

PS4 is more powerful than Xbox One. That alone makes it more ‘futureproof’. No matter what mumbo-jumbo Microsoft comes up with.

Kevin
Kevin

I’ve been a loyal xbox fan for years, no way this time there taking away the gaming machine to focus on other things to make more money 🙁 ps 4 is now my console and shall have it on release.
Goodbye Microsoft you had your time.
You need to focusing gamers and not the ££££££$$$$$$ signs

rekof
rekof

Xbox One isn’t even now proof, let alone future proof.
PS4 will dominate so hard,.. it is not even funny.

tristifico
tristifico

It’s funny until this point Microsoft has been talking about how this is suppose to be an entertainment device focusing on tv, movies, music, internet and then games, but now they are saying it’s a future proof gaming console… The phrase “putting your eggs in one basket” sounds about right and now that they see that people are not willing to change their current media devices for the xbone they are changing their strategy. In my opinion, if they built this device with being a staple for media in your living room it can only have a percentage of it… Read more »

Dan Vincent
Dan Vincent

Love the bobble head interviewer!! Yes. Yes. Yes. Cloud is great.

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