Microsoft talks about full body avatars and DVR functionality in the upcoming Xbox One
Microsoft, while revealing lots of information about the Xbox One over the last month, has still somehow managed to keep quiet on a lot of things that gamer’s want answers to. Luckily, IGN have managed to bag an interview with Chief Xbox One Platform Architect Marc Whitten, and ask him a few questions regarding the console.
Whitten talked about Xbox 360 avatars, and how they will carry along to the Xbox One. Along with this, he revealed that gamerpics have also be updated to allow full 1080p account pictures along with full body avatar pictures. The Xbox 360 currently supports a maximum of 64px by 64px gamerpics, and with Xbox One 1080p gamerpics will make them very crisp and clear.
Whitten also answered questions about the DVR functionality included with Xbox One. It appears the DVR functionality will not record in your native resolution, rather it will scale it down to 720p @ 30fps. So if you game at 1080p @ 60fps your recordings will be smaller in size so you won’t have to worry about HDD space.
Whitten also commented on Xbox 360 and Xbox One achievement lists. It appears Xbox 360 achievements and Xbox One achievements will not sync together, so you’ll be able to earn the achievements on the Xbox 360 and then again on the Xbox One. This allows for double gamerscore, which could be a good or bad thing depening on how you look at it.
Check out the source link below for the whole interview with Whitten.Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox One