It seems like the Xbox One can do almost anything, include playing competing consoles! Again, at Tokyo Game Show, Xbox Senior Director of Product Management and Planning Albert Panello alluded to the Xbox One’s ability to snap applications through Kinect, including playing the PS4 on Xbox One.
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.
Killzone is a first-party shooting series owned by Sony, so it is fair to speculate that Mr. Penello was referring to the fact that you can play the upcoming Killzone: Shadow Fall through the PS4 on Xbox One. Microsoft’s console has a port that allows an HDMI pass-through that will support almost and HDMI-connected device.
While the average console owner will not own many of the same generation’s consoles during their relevant cycle (like owning an Xbox 360 and PS3/Wii), it does put the Xbox One at an advantage for people who do. It give consumers the appearance that you are playing all of the gaming content you need all in one device, exactly what Microsoft’s marketing wanted gamers to believe when they announced the name of their next-gen console. Too bad that “The One” nickname was beat out by “Xbone.”
The Xbox One will launch worldwide across 13 countries on November 22nd later this year.