In a story posted last night, Destructoid spoke about the Xbox One's reimagined interface. They noted that the dashboard appeared to be far less cluttered than previous Microsoft consoles. They also learned how many applications the console can run at one time, and that it will support multi-user logins.
The Xbox One can support four apps at once. With that said, it obviously can't play more than one game at a time, though switching games is exceptionally simple. A voice command can shut a game down in 10 seconds, allowing the user to load another one. Users will also be able to switch apps as they would on a mobile device, and all four currently loaded apps can be snapped to the side of the screen (much like Windows 8).
Now that the Kinect is a standard feature of the Xbox One, the console will always be trying to recognize who is in the room. With a greater ability to multitask, it only makes sense that Microsoft's new console would be able to handle multiple logins. The console can support up to six users at one time, and chooses a 'leader' based on who is holding the controller. It also tries to detect an individual user's voice within the room, allowing it to better recognize who is in control. This will cause it to automatically load a game or application with that user's saves and settings intact. Those who want to play a friend's Xbox One will have a much easier time this generation, as users can now input their ID and begin downloading data from the cloud.
It seems that the Xbox One is looking like a better investment for families with each passing day. Everyone can enjoy the console's diverse features, and now it's been confirmed that entire households can do so simultaneously. The Xbox One launches in North America on November 22nd for $499.99
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