Xbox One clarification
You will be able to play your game on any other Xbox One console as long as your profile is on that system. However, if you want to let a friend borrow it to get the 1000 achievement points in the game, then they have to pay a fee to unlock it.
There’s no pricing details on this fee thus far, but rumors state it could be as much as buying the full game from the XBL store which are usually full price or overpriced compared to buying from retail. However, I believe it’ll be a mere $10 fee similar to the online passes of last-gen (hard to say last-gen already). The only difference is you can’t play any section of used games on Xbox One without the pass, vs. Last-gen you could at least play single player.
Always On vs. Always Online vs. Always Connected
Xbox One will be a smart device, and be “Always On” meaning the system will be in sleep mode until your ready to use it. It’s ALWAYS LISTENING TO YOU via Kinect so careful what you do and say in front of it. The system must connect to the internet at an undisclosed time and an undisclosed amount of time for mandatory updates and installs in the background. Thus the system must be ”Always Online” and semi-”Always Connect”.
Watching Blu Rays, possibly TV, and maybe some games will allow you to be offline for a while, but at some point the system, must reconnect to the internet. What happens if it can’t has not been disclosed, but hopefully there are no negative impacts to not being online.
What to expect for launch
Most media applications and features should be there Day 1. Games aren’t up for discussion until E3. Expect an evolution of the console over it’s lifecycle.
Direct quote from Microsoft “It may be a little bit of a stretch to say, but this may be the last console you ever need to buy.” Cocky much.
Strengths of the Xbox One According to Microsoft
Quick Switching, 3 OS (Xbox 360+, Windows, QS OS), Future connection to Microsoft devices
Xbox One needs TV service only, or the box as well.
Depends on the service provider, but it has to connect with HDMI In.
Well most service providers require you to have a box, so what’s the point? It’s not a problem to hook up a cable box to the Xbox One and take advantage of these features, but for many gamers and many people thats not a strong selling point. Saying “Xbox TV” is not worth paying $xxx for an Xbox One when I can simply press input on the remote.
Original Xbox TV content?
Basically Microsoft wants to milk their top selling franchises as much as possible.
Will Xbox TV content be comparable to Netflix / Amazon / Hulu / etc...?
Microsoft answer: Hopefully, they plan on creating more content in the future.
Games / Who was the presentation for?
Xbox One is targeted towards Mass Market audiences FIRST. Gamers SECOND. 15 new game announcements 7 original IP’s, 8 new IP’s. The unveiling was for a media focus, E3 will be about the games.
PS4 / Xbox One / Wii U hardware power?
PS4 > Xbox One > Wii U