Rumor: Xbox One has remote play, talking Kinect
posted on 05.24.13 at 12:26 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Have a conversation with your Kinect.

Xbox One will allow friends to take over gameplay remotely and Kinect to talk back to users, according to a Polygon source.

The remote gameplay feature, similar to PlayStation 4’s, will allow friends to take over your gameplay session should you require help through a difficult area, for example. In a demonstration of the feature, a source told Polygon that a message popped up on their screen asking if it was okay if the player they were chatting with on Skype could take over their game. Once the player took over, the other player was able to watch them play. Either user is able to end the remote play session at any time.

Some details about the feature are still unknown, such as how long a person can remotely play or if the other person will need to own a copy of the game to remotely play a friend’s.

The second feature includes Kinect becoming more like Apple’s Siri. The new Kinect camera will apparently be able to talk back to you. For example, when it sees someone in the room it doesn’t know, it will ask who it is so it can save their information to the console. Polygon’s source said the feature may not be available at the system’s launch, and if not will be patched in within the first few months.

Remember, as these features are unconfirmed, take them with a grain of salt.

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  • Locksus

    Next thing Kinect will do, is that it will kill you while you’re asleep.

    • Tenshiken

      Kinect: “I’m always watching you.”

      • Anthony Foster

        Kinect and ceiling cat, bff.

    • Raoni Marques

      or stream amateur porn straight to xbox live, without asking for your permission

    • Spicy Chicken

      Or be very unhelpful if someone else tries to…

      User (fast asleep in bedroom): Zzzzzzzzz
      *intruder enters the room*
      XB1: Someone I DO NOT RECOGNIZE has entered the room, what is their username!?!
      User: WTF!?!?! It’s the middle of the… AHHHHHHHH!!!!!
      XB1: No username ‘WTF AHHHHHH’ was found, please try again.
      User (now trying to avoid intruder’s machete): Argh, stay away from me!!!! Damn, my phones downstairs! XBOX, quick, call the police, POLICE!!!
      XB1: Searching… Police Academy 1 is available on Netflix, do you wish to begin viewing?
      User: Argggghhh!!! Nooooo!!! Ack!!!! *chopping sounds*
      XB1: Username ‘ArNoooooack 3572’ was found, is this the new user account you wish to add?
      User: … x_x

      • Locksus

        And imagine you’re playing, for example, Battlefield 4 multiplayer. Players could just shout “Xbox turn off!” through the microphone and shut everyone else’s Xbox.
        Holy hell, the possibilities!

  • SuperLuigi

    Is the xbox one becoming a huge iphone that you watch tv on?! Some of these rumors are crazy, but I do like the idea of being like sony and you share a screen and take turns playing a single player game from 2 different consoles.

    • Kurisu Makise

      It is great for teaching experiences too. For example, let’s take Street Fighter, where you’re trying to learn a new character. I know people use to mentor each other before tournaments and being able to hand off control of the game could make that easier.

      • SuperLuigi

        It would be great for a game for example banjo where it is single player, but you take turns. I know that’s not for everyone, but I loved playing through games like that with friends except nowadays we can’t always go to each others houses. This option makes it where “couch coop” is possible no matter how far away you are. :-) I love this idea for gaming.

        • Kurisu Makise

          As do I Luigi, it’s a really good progressive feature. It might also enable some fun things for Let’s Plays and Machinemations, especially when combined with Streaming options.

    • DarthNemesis

      I used to take turns when I was 10. No grown man or woman should be taking turns playing a game.

  • Raoni Marques

    I bet some people are going to make a market out of it, and start to ask money to beat certain parts of the game lol

    • SuperLuigi

      I actually thought about that before. Set up a service on ps4/xb1 where you charge people to get them certain trophies/achievements xD

      • Raoni Marques

        It sounds like a great idea, and I’m sure some people would pay for it. Lets start a business! lol xD

        • SuperLuigi

          Heck ya man! I hope they don’t block those trophies while you share screen, but I have a feeling they will.

          • Raoni Marques

            If they do it, that’s the end of our great idea. But honestly, I don’t think they will do it. At least not sony (I hope).

  • Nitraion

    Damn The Operator of those kinect will open “Blackmail agency” Business
    Their motto is “We always know what you doing”… O-o

  • $29082171

    Oh boy.

    • Raiyu

      You beat me to the joke haha

    • GetOffMy_Lawn

      Uggggh, now I’m never going to be able to look at a Kinect camera again.

  • jujubee88

    Holy shit! Microsoft announced a handhe . . . oh. (wrong type of remote play :P )

    • BossTuff

      To be fair, the remote play with the PS3 and Vita works so well now anyway…

      • jujubee88

        Not really. PS3 wasn’t built with remote play and network chatter between the VITA.

        The VITA and PS4 where more engineered with the next gen in mind.

        edit: I took a peak at your posting history. Why u no be less glib?

        • BossTuff

          I’m not exactly sure what you’re saying with the edit.

          Also, I am not entirely sure that is the case, with the VITA being designed with next gen in mind. What I think happened was they thought of this cool feature but couldn’t shoehorn the software to get what they want. However, that feature is touted with the VITA and gives the impression that you can play games remotely on it (with the stipulation that it’s remote play compatible, and that’s such a large list).

          Mostly I’m upset I can’t Ni No Kuni while sitting on my porcelain throne.

  • DesmaX

    “Xbox, play game”

    “Isn’t it better to just watch TV, user?”

    • Nice Boat

      -Xbox, let’s play this game I borrowed from DesmaX

      -You’ll have to pay a fee.

      • DesmaX

        – Xbox, please remove Battlefield 4 from my account so my friend Freesun4 can play?

        – I think watching TV is a better Idea.

  • Namekaze_Minato

    Me: “Kinect what was I doing before my last save? going to take a quest or buying new equipment?

    Kinect 2: “You were fighting in an area repeatedly probably for the sake of raising your stats or currency points”

    Me: “Ohhhh right! new I forgot something; thanks! btw do you think I an strong enough for the next boss fight yet?”

    Kinect 2: “I think that you are the machine and I am alive….SO GO WHINE TO SOMEONE ELSE”


    I rush to unplug the console and call microsoft support and tell them about my issue.

    MIcrosoft call service: “Please wait for our specialists to arrive at your residence”

    several hours later what appeared to be a swat team; with Xbox One logos on their jackets; broke into my home and confiscated my console.


    Swat member: “We apologize for the inconvenience; Microsoft appreciates your feedback; and values you as a loyal customer; and will be compensated for your grievances”

    saying that they leave a brand new console on the floor with several significant “others”.

    Swat Member: “Do the right thing” they turned around fixed my door and left.

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  • Anthony Foster

    Put in a used game, or try to play system when net has been down over 24hours:

    Kinect: “I can’t let you do that Dave.”

    • Spicy Chicken

      If it actually had the voice of H.A.L. that would almost make it tolerable, almost. However I’d end up hating one of my favourite A.I. anti-heroes and that would suck, so I’ll pass. :P

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    Great. One more step closer to a replica of Hal 9000 or Skynet.