Microsoft releases 12-minute video of real-time Xbox One dashboard use

Microsoft received criticism for releasing a pre-rendered video of the Xbox One dashboard last month, but the company has now released a 12-minute video showcasing the dashboard being used in real time by two Xbox executives.

In the video, led by Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten and Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Strategy Yusuf Mehdi, the full range of Xbox One capabilities are demonstrated, including gaming, television and app usage. Also demonstrated is the next-generation Kinect's recognition features, with the motion-tracking device instantly recognizing Whitten and Mehdi when a cloth is taken off its lens.

By saying "Xbox, show my stuff," the two executives were able to switch back and forth between their customized dashboards, with the console flipping tile colors and arrangements in the process.

The console quickly launches features thanks to its three operating systems that run in parallel. Xbox One has its own operating system for games, while an OS based on the Windows kernel runs the console's apps and dashboard. A third operating system switches between the two, thanks to a Hyper-V implementation.

An accompanying blog post on Microsoft's Xbox Wire news site also touts the features of the dashboard, including recording gameplay clips and running two features simultaneously with the console's snap mode, reminiscent of the same-named feature of Windows 8.

Source: YouTube (Xbox) via Xbox Wire

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Now thats a next generation system, it looks really good makes me think about getting one even though i dont like consoles just for the kinect stuff and all the other stuff. People complaining about how the PS4 is more powerful etc and images are better and has 1080p but your not going to be gaming 24/7 for 8-10 years so i think MS have actually thought about adding extra value to the console for those years via creating a better overall experience in your home and is something that everyone can use whether its gaming or not. I wonder what neogaf has to say about this, the SDF will be going nuts over this i bet haha

Wouldn't it just pass the signal to the TV? Just like any other HDMi device? You just can't control theTWCB via XBox. I doing that atm, keeping both cable box and HTPC separate.

Still not sure how this works with the Cable Box. I have Time Warner Cable and I heard they would have to upgrade the cable box in order for all this work correctly..

Cable --> Time Warner Cable Box --> Xbox One --> TV

If TWC box doesn't work with it - this would hinder the entire process... me thinks!

RommelS said,
This is why I broke my gaming console rule - wait for 6 month before purchasing.

Yeah. Not a bad rule really, but I couldn't wait either. Hopefully all the work they put into reliability will pay off...

The technology is the one that's driving me to purchase it. To be honest, the games that I want will not be out until next year - Titanfall, Halo, and PvZ: Garden Warfare. Although I decided to pre-order Forza 5 and Madden NFL.

Wonder why Microsoft still offers videos and services via youtube. shouldnt they release stuff like that in vimeo or something

this just show how much effort microsoft has put into making the xbox one feel next generation unlike PS4 is just about upgrading hardware.

Mark Cerny is definitely gonna concern more about ps4 UI.

I just skipped to the youtube channel and my faith in human intelligence is forever altered, how do these people use technology, how do they both walk and breathe at the same time! What i read cant be unread, i will forever more avoid youtube comments!

Spicoli said,
Did you expect anything else from youtube comments? Easily the dumbest forums on the planet.

THIS! I stopped reading YouTube comments years ago... All it is is a place for stupid people to voice an opinion that half the time doesn't even make sense...

I'm not a gamer but this makes me want an XBox!! Is it me or those the XBox OS/interface looks better than Windows 8.1? I know XBox is running Windows 8 but it seems smooth and well put together.

Spicoli said,
So, can you have a "parent" account that can lock out voice commands from kids bickering about what to watch?

HAHAHA!

Being able to multi-task with PC games is hit and miss though. Some I can just switch back and forth to the desktop okay, some block it completely, and some tend to crash if you do.

spacer said,
Looks like it runs pretty smoothly. Those of you buying an Xbox One should be happy.

Even my parents are happy... at the possibility of not needing to find a remote, and at the Skype functionality... and at the TV integration... and... and... gaming!

Really? 95% of the launch games on the PS4 are crap. We have franchises STILL more original than games like Killzone which really doesn't have much of a story, it's just a showcase for graphics that really don't that much detail compared to the current gen.

Mr.XXIV said,
Really? 95% of the launch games on the PS4 are crap. We have franchises STILL more original than games like Killzone which really doesn't have much of a story, it's just a showcase for graphics that really don't that much detail compared to the current gen.

We?

Edit: Okay, i'm trolling.

zoharzenica said,
Only downside is that XBOX One is more for other stuff than for gaming, so my money would go to PS4 if i was buying Console.

No it's not.

zoharzenica said,
Only downside is that XBOX One is more for other stuff than for gaming, so my money would go to PS4 if i was buying Console.

having something that can do other things doesn't mean that:
A: you have to use them
B: the primary use is inferior

this seems to be a common error people make, thinking that because xbox one does other stuff then ms have shafted gamers, its pure and simple idiocy to think like that.

My father still says having a web browser and apps on a phone is pointless. Took him a while to like touch screens. Him and these people would get along well together.

AWilliams87 said,
My father still says having a web browser and apps on a phone is pointless. Took him a while to like touch screens. Him and these people would get along well together.

Yep. My father was the same way and I got him a smart phone earlier this year. He's ALWAYS on it surfing the net and stuff... The same thing will happen here. The people that don't see the point will when they have it in front of them. LOL

The interface looks really good and it seems like they pushed Windows Phone UI on XBOX Dashboard. Look at Settings tile and other tiles! Also all the tiles are on top of black background. Windows team really f. ed all the hard work windows phone ui team did. I am glad MS pushed Windows Phone UI on XBOX rather than using Windows UI. I just hope they push Windows Phone UI to Surface as well.

What's wrong with the Windows 8.1 Start Screen other than no black background (WP can have white besides black)? It's more customizable than the WP UI is (ie your own background behind the tiles is awesome) and has more features to go along with it. Granted copying more of the WP to Xbox might make more sense to a point.

Martog said,
What's wrong with the Windows 8.1 Start Screen other than no black background (WP can have white besides black)? It's more customizable than the WP UI is (ie your own background behind the tiles is awesome) and has more features to go along with it. Granted copying more of the WP to Xbox might make more sense to a point.

Windows 8.1 start screen does have a black background option!

Sorry, I'm not a fan of those basic square tiles (in the menu interface)... Other than that, there's some good innovation there.

hardquest said,

13 very long days i would say!

Feel like a child just before XMAS, you lie in bed looking up and thinking about what you going to get, and you jump out and run around crazy and you get into trouble because you made such a noise , and then you do it all over again and then before you know it ...BAM the sun is almost coming up lol

Kinect Voice control is very snappy, like how it picks up the face right away, looks like they have made awesome improvement on Kinect,

I wonder if the PS fanboys start comparing Eye-toy to this Kinect , and before anyone says anything , ITS NOT the Eye-toy is a gimmick , just like your PS3 Controls that look like "Adult toy"

Looks really smooth, I like the more flexible pinning and the recent things you have been using being right on the home screen.

UI is miles ahead of the ps4.

Very cool, a lot more streamlined than I initially expected, originally figured it to be somewhat clunky to use but that's very easy and fluid, and it actually makes a lot of sense. I was never a big fan of console interfaces but this completely changes my mind.

Just as a larf, I wouldn't mind seeing something like this show up in Windows 8 eventually too.. easy-mode for the kids, HTPC setups, etc.

This looks just amazing, can not wait to play with this thing in my living room! Why would anyone buy ps4?? That's what i call next gen!

hardquest said,
This looks just amazing, can not wait to play with this thing in my living room! Why would anyone buy ps4?? That's what i call next gen!

Absolutely. I can't wait!

Thief000 said,
Looks very good and streamlined.

Agreed. The 360 Dashboard just got too messy and disorganized over the years. I'm THRILLED to see what they did for the One. VERY nice.