Maybe you shouldn't mix your Xbox One and PS4 games after all

Earlier this weekend, GameSpot quoted Microsoft executive Albert Penello as saying that folks who get both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles this fall could connect the PS4 to the Xbox One's HDMI in port. He was also quoted as saying " ... any application can be snapped to a game…this could be the live TV feed, so if you wanted to be playing Ryse and Killzone at the same time, you could snap that."

Penello made those statements during the Tokyo Game Show this week. As it turns out, GameSpot didn't quote Penello completely. Today, Penello took to the NeoGAF message boards to offer his clarification on this matter. In short, he doesn't recommend that Xbox One and PS4 games mix together.

He stated:

I'll get back with a more detailed story, but long story short it won't be a great experience, and I indicated as much in the interview which wasn't included. HDMI latency is fine for video feeds, but not great interactive.

So while in theory you could show off how you can have a live Xbox One and PS4 game on screen at the same time, the PS4 game's latency will likely make actually playing games on the Xbox One's user interface a bit of a paid. Oh well.

Source: NeoGAF | Image via Microsoft/Sony

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Another Microsoft XBone Epic Fail!

"So while in theory you could show off how you can have a live Xbox One and PS4 game on screen at the same time, the PS4 game's latency will likely make actually playing games on the Xbox One's user interface a bit of a paid"

Putting aside your very lame and immature post this has nothing to do with the Xbox and you clearly don't understand how this functionality works and why the latency issue exists. Neither the PS4 or any other console could do better nor was it intended for playing two consoles at once.

NeoPogo said,
Another Microsoft XBone Epic Fail!

What's an "XBone"? Microsoft don't have anything called an "XBone". What are you referring to?

'Xbox One's user interface a bit of a paid'
Well it'd be nice to get paid to use the xbox interface but....

I wonder why people would do this passthrough thing when virtually all TVs with more than one HDMI input can do the same *and* get you separate audio channels so one input goes on the speakers and the other through the headphone jack, without the lag.

gonchuki said,
I wonder ....

For games, I agree.

For TV Tuners that support HDMI 1.4 command and control interface, it's like turning your XBOX ONE into the remote (controller, kinect 2.0) is much improved over digging through my couch monsters to find the remote when I want to live TV.

"<b>Today</b>, Penello took to the NeoGAF message boards ..."

Saw this two days ago over at NeoGAF. And sure enough, see that time and date stamp in the corner of post you linked. What, you didn't think anyone would notice? Way to go Callaham.

Okay, let me spell it out for you. Read the article. Notice the line:

"Today, Penello took to the NeoGAF message boards to offer his clarification on this matter. In short, he doesn't recommend that Xbox One and PS4 games mix together."

So John Callaham reported that Penello posted this statement today. Now go to the source link

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/sh...=82953285&postcount=121

See the date in the corner? (09-21-2013, 06:37 AM)
Thread is alomost three days old. Welcome to Neowin!

It still has to process the image so that it can be placed in the proper region, at the proper size, etc. It's not a huge hit to speed, but it's enough that games (which often rely on having very little lag) would suffer

it would be nicer if both PS4 & XB1 are to support Ethernet, so you can play cross-platform games using LAN, if your internet are sucks.