Xbox One “Doing Things That Can’t be Done on Any Other Console” – Kudo Tsunoda

The Xbox executive talks about the value of cross-play and backwards compatibility.

Posted By | On 18th, Aug. 2015 Under News

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The Xbox One has a lot of momentum going right now and thanks to recently revealed features like backwards compatibility, the upcoming Windows 10 update and cross-platform play between the console and PC, there’s quite a bit to look forward to. Speaking to Games Industry International, Xbox executive feels that the console is doing things that can’t be achieved on any other console.

“For a long time we’ve had PC gamers and console gamers who weren’t really able to play together. That’s why cross-play is still such a powerful idea. You should be able to play what you love, and play together, regardless of what device you’re playing on. It’s about connecting people.

“It’s a really unique value that only we can offer. You still need very gamer-focused values, but there’s lots of things you can do with our technology. We’ve really got a lot more going on [than our competitors]. We’re doing things that can’t be done on any other console.”

There’s still plenty of work to be done however as Tsunoda and Microsoft are aiming to allow players to play “wherever they want, on whatever device they choose, and making that easy” on Xbox in the future.

Backwards compatibility, on the other hand, was about delivering something that fans have been requesting for a while. “With backwards compatibility, it isn’t something that we just think gamers might want. We know. We’re looking for and soliciting that feedback. It was the number one most requested feature for Xbox One by far.”

Thoughts on Tsunoda’s statements? Let us know below.

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  • Cypher-Unknown

    Ah, yes. Cross play. That unique feature that is embraced so thoroughly by Microsoft and cannot be done on any other console.

    Final Fantasy 14 confirms Tsunoda is full of it.

    • Mark

      True. Don’t know why he said that! Maybe he meant back compat, I don’t know hahaa. Fail attempt.

    • XbotMK1

      It’s funny how Microsoft lies straight to your face and you brush it off, make excuses for them, and continue to defend them, “Haha, oh well, it’s ok”.

    • Mark

      So I just said “Fail attempt” but ur immature brain just had to respond….Satan, get thee behind!

    • *Also On PC
    • XbotMK1

      He’s desperate. He also lied about Xbox One exclusives.

      Xbox One big exclusives for 2015:

      Forza 6
      Halo 5
      Fable Legends (not Xbox One exclusive/on PC)
      Tomb Raider (timed Xbox One exclusive)
      Gears Remaster (not Xbox One exclusive/on PC)
      Rare Replay

      PS4 big exclusives for 2015:

      The Order 1886
      Dragon Quest Heros
      MLB15 The Show
      God of War lll Remaster
      Until Dawn
      Tear Away Unfolded
      Persona 5
      Uncharted Collection

    • *Also On PC

      So one also on PC game in Dragon Quest Heroes (That will probably get an NX enhanced edition as well). Persona 5 which is likely coming to PC and NX. PS3 remasters. Two movies. One 20FPS Dark Souls clone and “Buy the same game again for $60” ports.

      That is the most pathetic line up in the history of gaming.

  • legacy

    I mean seriously who in the world is going to be playing 360 games on they xb1 with everythings that getting ready to come out for the system,maybe at the beginning of the year but not now unless you don’t got money for new games and your parents won’t get it for you, sucks to be a child.and yes ms it can be done on other systems, still copying other people ideas and calling them your own…sad just sad

    • Rewire

      Probably the Xbox One owners that made backwards compatibility become the most wanted feature.

    • Mark

      Somehow someway, Microsoft haters seem to miss that bit…

    • XbotMK1

      Still defending Microsoft?

      Microsoft didn’t add backwards compatibility for you. They added it because they’re graspping at straws and needed good PR because they’re getting killed by Sony.

    • Mark

      Man whoa whuh? The number one feature X1 owners and 360 players voted for was back compat. This does 2 things; gives potential buyers incentive to make the jump, and also keeps us current X1 users happy, cuz u know, WE VOTED FOR IT! Haha.

      Oh and yeah, the monthly UI updates are including requested features from, yeah, Xbox One owners…..oh man.

    • *Also On PC

      John Derp were you the one who requested the increases in PSN price and the Mountain Dew and Doritos marketing deal?

    • legacy

      They wanted it cause there’s nothing to play. You better off playing 360 games till something comes out

  • XbotMK1

    PlayStation has had crossplay since the PS2 days.

    Oh, I get what Tsunoda is doing. He’s trying to hype up crossplay now because Microsoft wants you on their Windows store. Sony allows crossplay between platforms, for example Steam. Microsoft doesn’t like that because Microsoft only wants crossplay between Xbox and Windows. This is a scam to lock developers and consumers into their ecosystem and Tsunoda is using lies to promote it. Many people play consoles to avoid the unbalance nature of PC and now Microsoft wants to bring PC unbalance to Xbox, which kills console.

    Phil Spencer should fire him. Microsoft’s arrogance and greed never left. They give absolutely 0 f*cks about the industry or consumers.

    At least Sony is honest with consumers while Microsoft puts on an act and just pretends to give a f*ck.

    When Microsoft announced backwards compatibility, Sony gave them props and didn’t even hesitate to explain that the PS4 probably won’t be getting PS3 backwards compatibility.

    When Microsoft supported the EA Access scam, Sony took a hit for denying the scam service.

    When will people learn? If PlayStation wasn’t dominating, Xbox One would be even worse. The exact same anticonsumer piece of sh*t that it launched as without a message system, no games for your $60 a year subscription, basic bare bones Xbox Live, nothing but Kinect exclusives, horrid Windows 8 metro design, and nothing but greed and draconian control.

    Microsoft aims to kill console so your only option is Windows. That was their goal from the start.

    • Mark

      Ok, I’m no fanboy, but here hold this ahah

    • *Also On PC

      Poor derp. Completely Mindf****d with how irrelevant consoles are becoming and how Sony is a failed company peddling a failed brand and defending Sony’s lies and Scams like Playstation Now all the time.

      Must be hard on the poor lamb. At least the only console maker in the future will be Nintendo. At least they are actually honest and not people like Sony who lie all the time and have a fanbase to scream that they are not lying

  • gomigomijunk

    What he is referring to is not just Cross Play…yes, Sony has a couple of cross play games, but it was a pain in the “””$$#$ to build them which is why there are so few of them.

    However, with Windows 10, Universal Apps, a shared kernel, graphics engine and OS, it will be much easier for developers to create a PC and Xbox One app.
    As a developer, I am intrigued by the prospect of not just reaching a few million Consoles, but if I could reach Hundreds of Millions, upwards of 1 billion Windows 10 PC’s over the next couple of years,…yeah, I’m gonna be writing Xbox One/PC games. Oh, and cross play, Microsoft is making that easy to accomplish.

    And since Xbox One will be running Windows 10 at its core, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility to have Steam games running on Xbox One. Especially with the upcoming support for keyboard and mouse on Xbox one.

    The combined market size of Xbox One and Windows 10 can’t be ignored.

  • crizz1066

    True you can watch TV on a X1 and not worry about gaming. But why would you if you were interested in a gaming console you would have got the PS4. Otherwise its a nasty big arsed VCR, with components just grabbed of the shelf.


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