NEWS - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Xbox One allows auto-resume of games via the cloud


With the Xbox One touting the ability to do so much--surf the internet, watch TV, play games--what does that mean for players who are in-game but don’t want to stop to check breaking news? Apparently, the new console has that covered.

Xbox One has an auto-resume feature as part of Xbox Live that will let players pause their game, bounce out to check the latest sports score or entertainment scoop, and then continue the game from the same spot you left it. The connectivity will also let you switch between Xbox One consoles when watching a movie or playing a game. It’s all tied to your Xbox Live account and saved in the cloud.

Perhaps a bit more eerie is that Xbox One will apparently learn to play as you do. Using a form of advanced artificial intelligence that MS is calling Living Games, game worlds will continue even when you are not playing. So if you decide you don’t want to play any more, your friends will be able to play against your "shadow."

No word of if your alter ego will be able to rack up achievements or stats in your absence.



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