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Microsoft engineer confirms that the Xbox One will be able to drive the PlayStation 4 just fine

PA - "So the question my son had about the Xbox One, and I thought it was pretty goofy at the time, was whether you’d be able to hook up the PlayStation 4 to the Xbox One to play Killzone while taking advantage of the other features that come with the Xbox One." (PS4, Xbox One)

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Snookies12  +   821d ago
Lawl... That's pretty hilarious, and kind of awesome in a way.
kneon  +   821d ago
Sure it will work, by why would you want to? It's just going to introduce extra lag.
theWB27  +   821d ago
The article states no lag that the eye can detect. He states he and his son play the 360 through the X1 all the time.

Article titles only tell so much. Click to read won't hurt.
blitz0623   821d ago | Trolling | show
Xsilver   821d ago | Trolling | show
KwietStorm  +   821d ago
I guess you would know best, since you clearly did engineering on the project, and you obviously, OBVIOUSLY read the article.
kneon  +   821d ago
There will always be extra lag when passing through another device, how much depends on the device. But still what's the point?
theWB27  +   821d ago
The point? Some people don't have flat screens with enough HDMI ports. If they happen to get both systems and have a cable box, but their tv only has two ports. Wow, look at can plug the cable box into the X1 and have the PS4 use the last port.

Boom...3 HDMI devices hooked into a 2 HDMI tv. Simple stuff really...
Scatpants  +   821d ago
You could get xbox live notification while playing PS4 you could also switch back and forth from PS4 to xbox one with voice commands. I will probably do this when my Xbone comes in the mail. If the lag isn't noticable why wouldn't you? I'm only debating weather to hook my HTPC or my PS4 to it.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   821d ago

Or you can use a 5 bucks HDMI switch and have no added lag at all (visible or not)... Just saying.
FriedGoat  +   821d ago
I hate it when people try to tell me I can't see lag, maybe it's my history of fast paced twitch shooters such as quake, but I can tell the difference from 10ms to 20ms. If I can get it lower by directly connecting it to a TV, that's what I'll do. Why be at a disadvantage by stupidly putting it through a pointless device?
Prime157  +   820d ago
I know you're taking a lot of heat for this comment because apparently an MS employee (which would most likely lose his job if he didn't imply otherwise) said this.

I, just, am skeptical. I'm not saying that I'm completely doubtful, but I would like to actually feel it in action. As someone who was really competitive in FPS games (like CS1.6 and stuff, I've learned that even 1-5ms, yes 1ms, can really throw off your game.

Think about it, if you and your opponent both have a 15ms reaction time, but your rig has a 1-2ms delay more than his/her's... you're going to die more often than not.
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rainslacker  +   820d ago
OK, but didn't a while back when one PR guy was asked if you could hook up a PS4(or was it a 360) to the system said you could, but it would possibly have some lag due to the nature of HDMI passthrough?

Yep, indeed. Penello said this in September.
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UltimateMaster  +   820d ago | Funny
"Once the dust settles, we'll show how you can have 1080p games on the Xbox One."

And that is by plugging your PS4's HDMI to the input of your Xbox One and there you go, 1080p games for the Xbox One.
devwan  +   820d ago
“It is an extremely small lag that the human eye will not be able to perceive,”

Would that be the same kind of "imperceptible" lag that Kinect introduces?

Yeah, no thanks.
Gamingcapacity  +   820d ago
I don't like the idea of paying for the electric to run 2 consoles just to get an extra HDMI port.

Actually not sure I can afford 2 console lol.
Funantic1  +   820d ago
Probably less lag than the vita remote play
pixelsword  +   820d ago
"It’s fun to make someone from Microsoft squirm a bit by asking these questions. So I can play games using a competitor’s console while using all these neat Xbox One features? “Um, you could...”"

Great! Now I just need a reason to want to switch from the PS4 to the Xbox One.

Just kidding. :)

Has anyone noticed that there seems to be some underpinnings, I am almost willing to go as far to say almost subliminal, effort to make people think that Killzone: Shadow Fall is on the Xbox One? This article is worded like some things I've read, seen, and actually heard over the months...

I mean, just look at the way the first paragraph is worded, and look at that pic they use.

then what about that MS ad?

There's something to all of that.

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Blackdeath_663  +   820d ago
its pretty amazing for people who are buying both you get best of both worlds
justSumDood  +   820d ago
"...Xbox One will be able to drive the Playstation 4..."

Awesome! Can i have it dropped off at my house sometime before launch?
onyoursistersback   821d ago | Trolling | show
snipab8t  +   820d ago
This is awesome, I would totally do this if I could afford to buy both consoles.
Blaze929  +   820d ago
this is actually pretty useful. I'll be getting both PS4 and XB1 but holding on to my PS3 and 360 as well. I don't think I have enough HDMI ports
Jaqen_Hghar  +   820d ago
"it can have a PS4 plugged in to it!"

MS's first bullet on the store ads
solid_snake3656  +   820d ago
Why would anyone run the ps4 through such inferior device
mrpsychoticstalker  +   820d ago

Entertainment:  Much to the chagrin of gamers everywhere, Microsoft chose to focus on TV and entertainment options in its Xbox One reveal rather than games. But by now, we know that the system has games and, exclusives aside, they’re a lot of the same games the PS4 has. A wealth of entertainment options, complete with Kinect controls, represent a valuable expansion to the capabilities that Microsoft slowly added to the Xbox 360 over the course of the previous generation. Microsoft’s partnerships with the likes of Time Warner Cable, Verizon Fios, Comcast Xfinity and the NFL make this a very attractive option to gamers with cable. Plus, a Halo series produced by Spielberg is hard to argue with.
Add in MP3 support, DLNA streaming and audio CDs, and Xbox One can handily serve as an entertainment hub for the whole living room. I play games as much as anyone, but I still use my console for a whole lot of other things. It’s worth making those things a priority as well.
joe90  +   820d ago
Every Sony exclusive playable on Xbox. lol
mrpsychoticstalker  +   820d ago
-Foxtrot  +   821d ago | Funny
"What do you play on the PS4 the most"

"Oh I can't decide...Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, Assassins Creed 4, Battlefield 4, a load of indie games"

"What about your Xbox"

".............Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, Assassins Creed 4, Battlefield 4, a load of indie games"

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KwietStorm  +   821d ago
The whole thing is a meme in the oven.
-Foxtrot  +   821d ago
Yo I heard you like your consoles, so we put a PS4 in your Xbox One so you can play on a PS4 while your on your Xbox One

....something like that
GuruMeditation  +   820d ago
@-Foxtrot like it, but to fit the meme its gotta be "Yo Dawg, I heard you like games? So I put a game in your game so you can game while you game. In 1080p."
mistertwoturbo  +   821d ago
This is all in good fun, but seriously nobody's going to buy a $500 hdmi port. Lol
Edward75  +   820d ago
True fanboy statement. Mistertwoturbo.

So much hate from both sides, your comment says it all.

"Oh no, the 500 dollars is only an HDMI port!!"

Think about the only reason you would say that... One that makes sense. And reply.

Both systems will do well, and it will be nice to have both running. Not just as an hdmi port, but running through, and possibly split screen. Even possibly being able to switch from an mmo. I'll be playing on PS4 (ff14) to a game like dead rising, then pause and go back to 14 when the duty finder notifies me.

The best feeling is going to be having both to even try this, to see if it is viable. Not just putting up statements like yours mistertwoturbo.
mistertwoturbo  +   820d ago
^The only real fanboy is you for not being able to take a joke.
Edward75  +   820d ago
Well I guess, I always say , "but seriously" before my jokes.

That was sarcastic.
UNKLE  +   820d ago
PS4:lots of multiplatform game and 2-3 exclusive? no thx...PC better
Jaqen_Hghar  +   820d ago
20 exclusives from first party in the first year actually (ie not even counting The Order or the Indies or Deep Down since those aren't first party studios) 12 of which are new IP
Major_Glitch  +   820d ago
PC better? Lol. I like gaming on my big screen while sitting on my couch.
GribbleGrunger  +   820d ago
That's amusing and quite clever. Bubble.
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JediDiah  +   821d ago
"I want the Best of Both worlds"....Van Halen!
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Godmars290  +   821d ago
Xbox One: the $500 game console dongle.

Yeah, bit surprising they don't mention the WiiU. Just for the heck of it.
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phoenix_dusk  +   821d ago
Kind of accurate. LMAO
nerdeu  +   821d ago
I just invented a new name:

AceofStaves  +   821d ago
Great news for people who are going to own both consoles.
Jeedai Infidel  +   821d ago
And/or need a extra HDMI slot.
Smartypants  +   821d ago
I used the power of the cloud to crop dust a few unsuspecting people in the elevator at work this morning. Never underestimate the power of the cloud.
minty-hippo  +   821d ago
If only there could be cross-console multiplayer, you could set up a Battlefield 4 LAN match between the PS4 and Xbox One, all on the same screen! A true console war, ohhhhhhhhh yeah!
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bigboirock  +   821d ago
you can do that if your tv has pip then all you would need is cross platform multilayer
andibandit  +   820d ago
The pip and pap sux on my bravia sux, but its from 2006 thinking of getting a samsung
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infectedaztec  +   821d ago
One console to rule them all...
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HighResHero  +   821d ago
This is like someone was saying yesterday,
You just plug the PS4 into the Xbone HDMI and it will upscale your games into 1080p for you.
fenome  +   821d ago
The PS4 has an upscaler built in as well, it just doesn't have to use it as often :)

My blu-ray player also upscales dvds, can I tell a difference? Night and day.
HighResHero  +   821d ago
What? I was making a joke about PS4 being their secret sauce upscaler :]
I see I could have worded it differently.
I agree that Blu Rays are much prettier in (native) 1080P than upscaled DVDs.
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fenome  +   821d ago
I was just being an ass, bored till launch. You know how it is :p
ShwankyShpanky  +   820d ago
Question is, does the Xbone pass through the full 1080p native? No downscaling/upscaling?
obelix01  +   821d ago
That's actually really cool.
Belking  +   821d ago
So the only way to enjoy ps4 is through the Awesome.

HDMI in is gonna come in handy next gen.
aaron5829  +   821d ago
No... its the other way round...

To really enjoy xbone is... connect a ps4 into it.
HighResHero  +   821d ago
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s8anicslayer  +   820d ago
@aaron bubbles up
Naga  +   821d ago
If the consoles can get along, why can't we?
Smashbro29  +   821d ago
But will it output the full signal? Also some lag is till lag add that to your TV and it may be too much lag.
andibandit  +   820d ago
Good point, for the past months weve been hearing ppl talking about how they will use vita with remote play on their ps4, and ive hardly heard anyone mention the lag it will we have diffrent situation with ms and its OMG THE LAG........
Smashbro29  +   820d ago
Considering Sony addressed that lag over a local environment will be minimized (they said the Vita and PS4 were specially tuned for it) I don't see why anyone would ask.

I heard reports that anything you put into that HDMI port is 900p upscaled.
Ace_Pheonix  +   821d ago
So quite literally, the PS4 is giving it to XBOX, and the XBOX is taking it!
Sky Lazarus  +   821d ago
this must be the secret sauce! bone lives vicariously through ps4. that awesom ps4 feed passing through the bone would be like only getting to smell your favorite pizza, just a bit out of reach.
RandomDude655  +   821d ago
Yum 1080 slices
OrangePowerz  +   821d ago
I believe that there is no lag when I see it.
LogicStomper  +   820d ago
But if you don't see it, how do you see that you don't see any lag?

Frogman  +   821d ago
So in an indirect way Xbox is backwards compatible. They should advertise this feature, wouldn't hurt.
isa_scout  +   821d ago
Yeah man, I never even thought of that. MS should be advertising this feature. It could drive more sales of the XOne and 360 this holiday season. +bubble interesting.
devwan  +   820d ago
Backwards compatible to all game consoles with HMDI out*

*actual hardware required for backwards compatibility.

Smells just like a ms PR campaign in the making, well done!

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isa_scout  +   821d ago
This is actually pretty damn cool. I'll get the Xbox One next year, and it's nice knowing that I will be able to plug my PS4 into my XOne without the need to take up another one of my TVs HDMI inputs. Gotta say it's gonna feel pretty weird though.
isa_scout  +   820d ago
This is just bull#@%* I have more disagrees than agrees because why? Oh no, I mentioned something cool and good about the XOne. Fanboys need to lighten up and move on. I clearly plan to buy the PS4 first(look t my avatar or hell even my name) but either way it shouldn't matter. People should buy what works for them,what they're excited for. If you have a problem with someone liking the XOne more then that's a problem with YOU,not them. The only people that get angry or troll articles about the XOne are the people who are apparently worried about something not working on the PS4 so they troll these articles to make themselves feel better.
This is a cool feature.Period. Sad thing is if this was a PS4 feature instead of a XOne feature you guys would love it.
monkeyfox   820d ago | Bad language | show
chito1016d  +   821d ago
I intend to get both within 6 months so that is pretty awesome for me. Walk into my room and have any game I want on any console with a simple command.
Scatpants  +   821d ago
also if you get the PS4 camera you can give voice commands to both systems.
chito1016d  +   821d ago
It is sitting next to my TV at the moment waiting for launch day.
purp13m0nk3y  +   821d ago
You don't need the camera for voice commands on the ps4. Just the headset included in the box when you buy it :-)
rainslacker  +   820d ago
I'll buy both systems when they can talk to each other through Siri type apps. I'll just sit there watching the console wars between the consoles themselves instead of coming to the internet.
BABYLEG  +   821d ago
Why would you want it on both when it comes standard on one.
purp13m0nk3y  +   821d ago
Voice commands come standard on both systems launch day. The ps4 only requires the included headset. Camera not required!
chito1016d  +   821d ago
I got a nephew and niece and I play games that are age aappropriate with them. Some would be exclusives so I would get both cameras
christocolus  +   821d ago
nice and all but my hdmi in will be for my media devices only....both ps4 and xbx one go direct to my tv
Godhimself_In_3d  +   821d ago
So the system really is future proof. When the power gap widens slap a ps4 in that baby. No more upscaling the ps4 will do the dirty work. F the cloud updating graphics ps4 through the hdmi in and boom (madden voice) 1080p gaming. And blue ray 3D movies. Only jk but what the defence force running after me lmao
Soldierone  +   821d ago
There is no reason it won't work. Its basically just your typical audio visual box with new software in the middle. People have had multi in/out boxes for decades.
Themba76  +   821d ago
i can see someone on youtube putting this up and saying "xbox play ps4" and it switches to killzone.
LordDhampire  +   821d ago
Most people play on nice LED samsung tv's anyways...and samsung have terrible lag so people like that wouldn't probably notice it anyways

if you don't want bad input lag get a sony hd tv
HaveAsandwich  +   820d ago
i call bullshit on his sons words.
Bathyj  +   820d ago
This is just so they can play CoD in 1080p.

Ha, just kidding,I don't care about CoD or Xbones specs, it's just an funny (to me) observation.

Interesting that people make such a big deal about 60 fps but the lag playing a ps4 through a Xbone isI apparently undetectable.
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Gamer666  +   820d ago
I look at this as my backwards compatibility feature. I will set my new style 360 up to my X1, and then play 360 through X1...

Who needs BC when you have an extra HDMI input/pass through port?
lashes2ashes  +   820d ago
What I want to know if this would mess up my 7.1 receiver. Having my ps4 go through my xbox into my receiver and then my tv sounds like a crap lot of things that could screw sound or vid.
No FanS Land  +   820d ago
*playing on XB1*

Xbox Snap Playstation!

*PS4 output*

and done!
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