Microsoft had last week aired “Xbox Anthem”, a celebration video of the Xbox community that featured a montage of both well known people (including Microsoft co-founder and Chariman Bill Gates) and other gamers talking about the Xbox business in general.
The video was released on the launch day of Xbox One.
“Their collective voice tells Xbox’s story and hint toward its future. This is a taste of the 48 million users that comprise our community and that made Xbox what it is and that will make “Xbox One” the most exciting gaming and entertainment system on the market,” reads the video description.
Two days later on May 23, Microsoft released three additional videos “Xbox LIVE Stories” bringing the more of regular Xbox Live gamers on the line of Xbox One Anthem.
“48 million Xbox Live members. 48 million stories.”
The first video “leftybrown & mrs leftybrown” features Chris and Kelly Brown, whose marriage is on the rock–found a marriage counselor in their Xbox.
The second video “BlawnD & Jack P” meet Barbara Dunkelman and Jack Pattillo from Rooster Teeth, a production studio who create the highly popular Halo-based Red vs Blue machinima series.
They talks how being a part of the Xbox Live community has turned their fan project into a full blown business
The final video “kilaM0Mjaro”, is of about Nori Fox’s autistic son Gavin, and how the Xobx gave him a way to grow and develop on his own. Fox states that she didn’t realize how smart Gavin was until he started playing games–who started to learn problem solving skills on his own while playing games on his Xbox.
Update 05/28: Xbox One will get “Siri” like voice features via the new Kinect sensor as well as remote play capabilities.
According to a new report, Microsoft is planning to include a two-way conversations with the new Xbox, similar to Apple’s Siri.
Also, Xbox One is reportedly to feature the ability to Skype a friend and ask them for help on a game. Once your friend accepts, your friend can take over gameplay. The idea behind the feature is “to allow players to help each other in parts of a game where one is stuck.”
“In a demonstration of the feature, a source told us that a message popped up on their screen asking if it was OK if the player they were Skyping with could take over the game. Once the friend took over, the first player was able to watch them play the game. Either player could end the remote play with a button push,” adds the report.