Machinima to launch Xbox One app with Wingman feature

There hasn't been much information about what kind of third party apps will be available for Microsoft's Xbox One when it launches on November 22nd but today the online video network Machinima announced its plans to offer an app exclusive for the next generation console, and with an interesting feature.

The app, as shown on a Machinima YouTube clip, includes what the company calls Wingman. Basically, if you are playing a game on the Xbox One and come across something that you can't quite figure out or beat, you can bring up the Machinima app in Snap mode. This starts the Wingman feature, a series of videos that will help players get through games. The clips can be played while in Snap mode or the player can pause the game, watch the tutorial in full screen, and then go back to playing the game.

The app will also present all of the content on the Machinima network, including weekly video series, news and more. It will also support Xbox One SmartGlass so that gamers can keep playing on the console while having a second screen tutorial on their tablet or smartphone. In a press release sent to Neowin, Machinima says that the Xbox One app will "begin to bring enhanced telemetry data to support a richer companion experience overall for users" sometime in 2014. We have no idea what that means and have requested more information, but it sounds interesting.

Source: Machinima on YouTube

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