Look, I know that it is open season on the Xbox One for not showing off a ton of games at the Xbox One Reveal event this weekend, but with that being said, amidst the horrors and misinformation, some cool stuff is slipping out. The latest is that the Kinect sensor’s “always on” means that when someone else moves into the frame, it will attempt to identify and greet them. Sounds kind of crazy, right? The idea of a game console accosting you for stepping in front of its field of vision and saying “Identify yourself” sounds kind of obnoxious, but on the other hand, it talking to you, greeting you and giving you notifications sounds a whole lot less obnoxious.
The other big, kind of cool feature that is being discussed right now is the ability to remote play. While this is far from officially announced, the concept is that if you were having a problem with a part of a game, you could Skype a friend and then have them play that part of the game for you, with the Xbox One asking if you want to relinquish command over to them, is kind of a cool feature. It kind of sounds like handing over command of a starship over to another officer and the more Star Trek in my game consoles the better.