A Microsoft engineer has told the Wall Street Journal that Xbox One owners can expect a lot of the same software features found on the console’s current version.
That includes the same audio and video playback features as the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and Microsoft has also worked to ensure that Xbox users have the same set of online services that they do on their PC.
Microsoft’s Pete Hines also hinted at Xbox One users getting new voice commands, with Xbox’s own Cortana on the horizon.
Hines told the Journal that Microsoft is working on “a new version of Cortana for Windows 8.”
Cortana will not only talk, it will do so in a way that is “very similar” to its current form, Hines said.
Cortana will be able to say “Play this game,” or “Get my score,” or anything else you can think of.
Microsoft previously announced that the Xbox team would be looking to make some changes to its software for the Xbox Ones.
Microsoft’s first Xbox One-compatible game was Halo 5: Guardians, which was also released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox consoles.
Hannah MacNeil contributed to this report.
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