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‘Exciting’ Unannounced Xbox One Features Inbound?

by Matt Newstead on February 27, 2014


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Dean Hall, creator of the popular zombie mod DayZ, has revealed that Microsoft are hiding a number of ”really interesting” features from the public.

In an interview with EuroGamer, Hall discussed his recent trip to Microsoft to discuss the possibility of a next-gen version of DayZ. During this he noted that he was informed of features that remain embargoed, yet ones that could potentially set the Xbox One ahead of the competition –

“I have nothing against consoles, and there’s some really interesting and exciting things happening. That was one of the cool things about meeting with Microsoft. There were definitely some things they said that I’m not allowed to talk about that I was like, ‘Wow! That’s interesting. Why don’t you tell people that?’ But I guess they want to make sure everything all goes together and that.”

As Hall stated, he cannot elaborate on what these things might be due to a Microsoft embargo, but it certainly is promising for the future if this creative developer is frustrated he can’t reveal upcoming content. Microsoft are clearly keeping their cards close to the chest when it comes to these features, especially as they need all the cards they can get when it comes to winning round the pst-launch skeptics. The general tactic for the Xbox One seems to revolve around releasing a steady flow of features over time, one which is not without its problems but one that could pay off.

Are you excited to know Microsoft have something up their sleeves? Maybe you feel it is way too soon to get excited? Leave a comment below with your thoughts!

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  • Ryan

    I thought Dean Hall is leaving DayZ behind.

    • MJNewstead

      At the end of the year. Even then I think he is still legally attached one way or another.

  • Whitbizzle

    “Xbox, play game at 1080p” *stares at screen…..but stays at 720p*

    • FUCKSONY

      “playstation play a game a 4k” *stares at screen… but stays at 1080p*

      • Whitbizzle

        Probably because you said play a game a, instead of at. Try that and let me know how you get on.

      • therapiist

        That because you don’t have a 4k t.v.. try buying a 4k then you would see your game at 4k

        • Cont4gioN

          you can only achieve 4k gaming on PC.

    • Crusina .

      “Killzone Play at 1080p 60 FPS” *Stares at screen…but stays at 1920×1080 SP and 960×1080 MP*

      Also, Ryse is considered to best looking console game right now and it’s 900p =]

      • Joe Vicious

        Don’t forget the only other two games ps4 has to look forward to this year infamous and the order are 1080p/30fps and 800p/30fps.

        Funny they still try and run w/ the 1080 insult s though

        • Dupree

          Its a little misleading to say 800p.

          1920x800p is more pixels, than 1600x900p

          They are using a widescreen look, similar to about any blu ray you watch. Non-upscaled just using a different look to the screen.

          Not even a Sony fanboy.

    • Joe Vicious

      “ps4 , have a game available that anybody wants”

  • GreenRings

    kind of feel bad for playstation right now. Next month when they pay their $60 for 8 hour infamous game they’ll have nothing else to play FOR MONTHS.

    • 111AlaN111

      Of course not, you can replay Knack at 1080p@60fps #SonYroKz

      Seriouly, after waiting MONTHS after inFamous release they’ll play The Order 1886 wich is also singleplayer only. At least they”ll have Destiny

      • Indy Sigur

        wait until Sony announces VR for PS4 mid March along with the Driveclub. Just hope they get the pricing right.
        I played Titanfall beta on my x1 and not my cup of tea. No destructible environments is no sale for me. How can a wooden fence survive multiple explosions i don’t get it.

        • 111AlaN111

          With virtual reality no one knows, maybe it is good or maybe a piece of crap. And with TitanFall, I guess you are more for Battlefield

        • Minecraft

          Titanfall was made without destructible environments for a reason…

        • Crusina .

          You’re right, Titanfall isn’t incredibly action packed, balanced, and most importantly fun at all:

          And also, there are no wooden fences in that game. Also if their was destruction how would you freerun? It’s just a gameplay decision, as a big battlefield player I understand that.

          And seriously? People like you Indy are the same kind of people that call the Kinect a gimmick but you’re completely up for a VR set? Hypocrites.

        • Joe Vicious

          I’ll take oculous over Sony’s copying crap. Remember when they copied the wiimote w/ the move? Or how about the crap ps4 camera ripoff of Kinect? No thanks

        • GameonAll

          Seems like a waste of time for an audience who cry about paying 100 extra for cameras, do not want to pay for online subscriptions or any subscriptions for that matter and are scared to death of strange new tech.

          A proper VR headset may be the cost of a system 200-400 range and if its not, do not expect it to compete with Oculus.

      • Joe Vicious

        The Order is also only 800p/30fps so I don’t really get why they still try and use the 1080 thing as an insult

      • John Mumpitz

        Knack is only 30FPS, order is only 800p@30fps and even KILLZONE 960i/1080p@50fps (multiplayer!) LOL

    • SmartApps

      That’s assuming we only want to only play bro shooters. You get Titanfall…then Call of Duty…then Battlefield…then restart the cycle every year, over and over and over and over and over and over and over. Maybe that’s why it was called the 360…just going round in circles playing the same game…maybe thats why its called the Xbox one…just one type of game you can play.

      • minhin

        Call of duty and battlefield are available on Sony. What’s wrong with shooter? I grew up with Doom, Quake, even Wolfenstein.

      • DutchOven

        Actually I think Sony might have them beat on shooters now, Warhawk, Resistance, Killzone, MAG, Dust, Haze, and all of their sequels, they’ve put out a ton. Nothing wrong with shooters, both companies have some good offerings

      • GameonAll

        Bro shooters – what kind of pansy are you? Shooters are shooters period. I am sure you think American Football is too BRO too right?

        Games are games regardless of category – if you want to claim intellectual then game on pc and play 4X games only. Besides, Sony has PLENTY of shooters – don’t be mad because none of them sell as well as Xbox shooters.

    • Batnut1992

      Oh yeah except Dark Souls 2, MGS: Ground Zeroes, South Park Stick of Truth, Final Fantasy X-X-2 HD, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends and I could go on but I’ve made my point, we’ve got a shit-ton of games coming, we won’t just have Infamous.

      • Joe Vicious

        What point did you make? Most if not all you listed are also on xbox

        • Batnut1992

          That we got plenty of games to play and choose from beyond Infamous, and Final Fantasy is not on Xbox and Dynasty Warriors is the only game coming to PS4 at the moment.

  • Blarg

    This is what I love about being an Xbox owner, things always change as the generation progresses, new features are added to keep things fresh. Should happen faster on X1.

    • GK15

      I do agree with you on this. It’s always exciting when new things come to the console. 360 saw a complete evolution throughout it’s lifecycle and XB1 will be the same.

      • JT

        Wait till yall get the new update. it makes everything better almost seems like the 360 when the features work. the main thing that i noticed so far is the party chat and friend list is fix and for some reason it already shows broadcasting on it. It’s not usable, but it’s there, noticed that the messages or invites that you get. now makes sounds when they show up on your screen. Not sure if already did that or not?

        • GK15

          Got the beta tonight. Tbh, I just pinned the party app to my home screen, so it was never really an issue for me, although it wasn’t configured the best way. The new one is much more ironed out and seamless.

    • logik893

      I concur! The fall updates made the 360 feel like a brand new console every year. From the old blade UI, to the Win8 UI, MS always kept it fresh.

  • GK15

    Interested to see what this is all about

  • Jason

    Illumiroom? :)

    • Mattress

      That’s already been talked about / shown – so, while illumiroom is exciting, I don’t think this is what the developer was talking about.

      • Joe Vicious

        I wish they would release that. I would spend the few hundred on it if games utilize it

  • minhin

    I hate this, I’ll get high expectation and later on it’s features that I don’t really use much. Overall, it’s a good strategy, telling too early will back stab before the features comes to fruition.,

  • logik893

    What they need to announce is when that sexy white XBO will come out.

  • Roach

    Maybe Family Sharing?

  • Joe Vicious

    Love my X1 already. Feels like Christmas every time a new update is announced

  • ilovegoogleglass

    What could it be?

    • The_Relic

      Automated dual-layer memory management which will pump data like it’s light. just speculating…

      • ilovegoogleglass

        Hmm

  • MohdS

    Very good looking.

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