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Xbox One can run four apps simultaneously, allows sign-in for six users at one time, more

Monday, 23rd September 2013 15:37 GMT By Sherif Saed

Microsoft was showing the Xbox One at this year’s TGS and confirmed some details about the machine’s multi-tasking abilities and more.

The firm was demonstrating the console’s somewhat less known features to Destructoid. Microsoft’s Albert Penello’s reportedly showed the console’s ability to run four applications simultaneously. It’ll only run one game at at a time, rather obivously.

Switching between apps is similar to mobile functionality, with the OS allowing you to choose between boxes represent apps or games on the home screen.

Xbox One will support multiple sign-ins, with up to six users live at once. Kinect will decide the leader based on who’s holding the controller. Kinect will also recognize your voice among others in the room and launch games with your saves and settings.

Furthermore, Kinect will allow you to sign-in by just waving your hands, and will then pull all your details and saves from the cloud to the console.

Thanks, GAF.

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  1. Xbone

    “Kinect will decide the leader based on who’s holding the controller”
    How?

    #1 7 months ago
  2. Pytox

    wow four apps … :p

    #2 7 months ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    @1:

    It knows your face.

    …it’s watching you…

    #3 7 months ago
  4. Max Payne

    3 OS, 2gb reserved for 4 apps at same time ? That pretty lame.
    (not that you need more then 4 apps on gaming console , but still)

    #4 7 months ago
  5. AngryConsumer

    extra features for gold paying members?…

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Sherif Saed

    @1 Infrared presumably.

    #6 7 months ago
  7. GrimRita

    4? My PC can do 104

    #7 7 months ago
  8. Blue Oni

    @3 …it knows everything about you…

    #8 7 months ago
  9. Kreion

    I feel like these comments just made me loose a few brain cells…good job guys.

    #9 7 months ago
  10. Major Mayhem 70

    Four apps at once?!? I only see the need for two running but it’s nice to know that I have two more to run if need be.!

    #10 7 months ago
  11. Panthro

    I cant wait to see what I can do with Aaaaaaall these apps running at once…

    App 1 – Game
    App 2 – TV
    App 3 – TV
    App 4 – TV

    Cant wait.

    #11 7 months ago