Will it get unsigned code running
The hacker group H4LT is claiming responsibility for leaking the Xbox One SDK documentation. The SDK offers significant documentation about the hardware and software used on the Xbox One. It is unknown if it will help get unsigned code running on the console.
First console to get it
Microsoft is partnering with Sling TV to add its Video-On-Demand service to the Xbox One platform. The Sling TV service which is backed by DISH, delivers a variety of channels for $20 per month.
PS4 sales marching close to 20 million
Sony has confirmed that it has sold 18.5 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide as of January 4th.
Better graphics and more functionality
While Microsoft has more planned improvements coming for the user interface on the Xbox One, the company is also planning new Avatars to take advantage of the new hardware.
Working on getting all the ports done
Keiji Inafune has confirmed through a New Year’s message that all of work on Mighty No. 9 is finished and his studio along with Init Creates and Abstraction Game will be working with Comcept.
Microsoft is targeting production for 2015
While we can’t get a real handle on when Microsoft might reveal the VR headset that they have had in development, we have learned from our sources that it is well into development and some selected developers already have developmental prototypes.
May require cuts to Kinect voice commands
A leak from the Xbox One Software Development Kit that was revealed by H4LT, indicates that developers have access to a seventh core on the Xbox One that is normally reserved for Kinect and voice command features.
For Windows when out of inventory
Microsoft has announced that it intends to disconnect the original Kinect for Windows sensor once the existing inventory is depleted. Going forward Windows users will have access to Kinect v2 for Windows as well as the 2.0 Kinect SDK for Windows.
Limited few getting early access
Xbox Preview Program participants are getting an early Christmas present with the news that they will be getting early access to the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta early.