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Xbox One is one versatile gaming console that not only allows you to enjoy favorite game titles but also watch television channels through it. There is a tough competition brewing up between Xbox One and PS4 which is going to release in November. PS4 release date is going to happen in November on 15th, followed by Xbox One in the next week.
The PS4 has bigger advantage over Xbox One as it is coming one week early. However, Xbox One has got lots of features up in its sleeves. At the Tokyo Game Show which was held recently, it was revealed that the Xbox One will be able to support ‘any HDMI device’ also includes PlayStation 4.
A presentation was showing by Xbox senior director of product management and planned Albert Panello at the Tokyo Game Show. While the presentation was running, someone popped up a question about Xbox One’s capability to support video feed from PS4. However, he did not answer it directly.
As the presentation continued, Panello talked about Xbox One’s feature of snapping applications to one side of the screen while playing any game. He added that any app can be snapped to a game which also includes live TV feed. He further went to say that if you would like to play Ryse and Killzone simultaneously, you could snap them easily.
Killzone is an FPS game which is exclusively available for Sony PlsyStation gaming consoles. The newest addition to Killzone series is called Killzone: Shadow Fall which will be exclusively available for PlayStation 4. Recently Sony had revealed that it will not stop users of PS4 from recording videos through the console’s HDMI port. It is only after this announcement from Sony, Microsoft confirmed that they will not prevent PS4’s video signal.
From the new announcement coming from the Microsoft camp, it feels great to know that you will be able to play PS4 through Xbox One. However, we are not sure how is the ‘snapping’ feature will be really useful for Xbox One users. It does sounds great that through Kinect gestures you can change inputs or you can achieve the same through voice commands. You can play game and watch a TV show beside each other or attend a Skype call or even play a PS4 game, but how is that really going to help users?
Also, we feel that the screen splitting feature will only offer unsatisfying viewing experience because only one of the screens will get sound. Well, even if both the sides would play sounds, it won’t be of any help either.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is going to compete against each other. Some tech pundits even feel that the PS4 has a better advantage over Xbox One mainly because of its early release and it also costs 100USD less. However, the Xbox One still portrays itself as a versatile device which even offers Skype calling feature.