Next Xbox Rumored to Change Friends Lists, Allow Video Capture and Sharing
The rumors regarding Microsoft’s next console continue to pop up around the internet, and today Polygon reports that sources have revealed new details.
As reported earlier, the company is supposedly changing the way games handle achievements, notably allowing developers to add them without adding DLC post launch. Polygon also reports that the next Xbox will allow players to have more than the 360′s current cap of 100 friends, letting people follow one another without reciprocation a la Twitter.
Like the PS4 and its share functionality, the next xbox will also reportedly allow people to capture and share video via networks like Ustream and Facebook. The sources indicated that the console will apparently allow you to capture footage and select highlights, or set up parameters where it auto captures if specific events happen like achievements or headshots.
What will likely rile up a lot of the Internet, though, is that the site’s sources also confirm that the system will feature always-on DRM. However, their sources indicate that this won’t be a requirement for all games, but will be left up to the publisher as to whether or not they want to make it a feature or not.
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