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Xbox One not backwards compatible. Same reasons given for the PS4 (ie different system architecture).

Gamerscores and avatars carry over though.

Also, Microsoft's Don Mattrick confirmed that the Xbox One is not "always on." No clarification on the DRM disc install nonsense though.
 

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There's an awful lot of doom and gloom about the new console already, which given that Microsoft only just announced it's existence officially a couple of hours ago is seriously bad news.

This could well see a major shift back over to Sony unless Microsoft can do something to keep these rumours escalating.
 

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They need to scotch these 2nd games DRM installs asap. Every news website has this on it with Wired named as the source. I really hope its crap.
 

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Kinect 2.0 always needs to be connected
 

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Copy of the FAQ given out.....

Editor’s Note: Today is an exciting day for Xbox. This morning we shared our vision for a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. We wanted to address some top questions we’ve seen from our fans, so here we go.

Q: Does Xbox One require an “always on” Internet connection?
A: No, it does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet. We’re designing Xbox One to be your all-in-one entertainment system that is connected to the cloud and always ready. We are also designing it so you can play games and watch Blu-ray movies and live TV if you lose your connection.

Q: How do consumers benefit by being connected to the cloud?
A: The cloud makes every experience better and more accessible. Because Xbox One is powered by the cloud:
  • Your games have more power available to create new gameplay, persistent worlds, and deeper experiences.
  • Your system and games can update automatically, so you shouldn’t have to wait for downloads or updates.
  • Your games and entertainment are stored and saved in the cloud, so you can access them anytime, from any Xbox One.*
  • Start a game, movie, or TV show on one console and finish exactly where you left off on another.
  • You can play multiplayer games with your friends, stream movies or TV shows right away, and enjoy the community and social features of Xbox Live.
  • Xbox One can recognize you, log you in and tailor your home screen just for you.
You can discover what your friends are playing, watching and listening to if they choose to share.
These are just a few examples of how customers benefit from our platform being connected to the Internet. It brings the future of TV and games to our consumers—and it’s designed for today and the decade ahead.

* Subject to content geographical restrictions.

Q: When will Xbox One launch and in what markets?
A: Xbox One will launch in markets around the world later this year. We’ll have more to share later.

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.

Q: Will Xbox One be backward compatible with my existing 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 you 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 Xbox One allow players to trade in, purchase and play pre-owned games?
A: We are designing Xbox One to enable customers to trade in and resell games. We’ll have more details to share later.

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: Why require Kinect with every Xbox One?
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 you.

Q: Do I need to have a specific cable or satellite TV provider to watch live TV on Xbox?
A: Our goal is to enable live TV through Xbox One in every way that it is delivered throughout the world, whether that’s television service providers, over the air or over the Internet, or HDMI-in via a set top box (as is the case with many providers in the US). The delivery of TV is complex and we are working through the many technologies and policies around the world to make live TV available where Xbox One is available.

Q: Xbox One is a more powerful product compared to Xbox 360, but does it also use more power?
A: No. By providing multiple power states in Xbox One, we’ve balanced energy efficiency with functionality. We’ve taken a completely different approach to how Xbox One consumes power. It only uses the power it needs at that particular moment for the task at hand./QUOTE]
 

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I missed the event as i was fixing a friends PC so i'm just catching up and came across this
 

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That bloke is crazy.

Anyway Live subs still required, and you can log in to the 360 or One with the same membership.
 

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Clearly Microsoft have been keeping abreast of the Internet backlash, and how can you miss any of it?

Anyway, this is from Microsoft mouthpiece Major Nelson.

We know there is some confusion around used games on Xbox One and wanted to provide a bit of clarification on exactly what we’ve confirmed today. While there have been many potential scenarios discussed, today we have only confirmed that we designed Xbox One to enable our customers to trade in and resell games at retail.
Beyond that, we have not confirmed any specific scenarios.
Another piece of clarification around playing games at a friend’s house – should you choose to play your game at your friend’s house, there is no fee to play that game while you are signed in to your profile.
 

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Sounds to me like the game is locked to your account, and you cant share games without paying a fee. It also reads like you have to earmark the game somehow that you are selling it on. I reckon they intend to charge you for unlocking your disc from your account. None of it makes sense really, but heres proof that something sinister is afoot
 

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I missed the event as i was fixing a friends PC so i'm just catching up and came across this
I guess I'm just not their target demographic.

And there was me thinking Sarcasm didn't make it across the Atlantic. Awesome.
 

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I guess I'm just not their target demographic.

And there was me thinking Sarcasm didn't make it across the Atlantic. Awesome.
Classic he cracks me up every time
 

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He sold it to me, gonna cancel my ps4 and get the xbox one.
 

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My favourite part was so the second was called 360 you do a full 360 and get back to xbox one :D
 

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Sounds like a footie result, Xbox 1 - Playstation 4 :woot::2thumbsup::D
 

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See an interview from e3 with an Microsoft exec..

When asked about customers with no online capability at their home he replied by saying they already have a product for those customers, called Xbox 360.

That's what you call customer care.
 

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See an interview from e3 with an Microsoft exec..

When asked about customers with no online capability at their home he replied by saying they already have a product for those customers, called Xbox 360.

That's what you call customer care.
Which they will drop as soon as Xbox One is released. :D
 
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