Changes to the XBOX One Since Its Debut

It looks as if the XBOX One has undergone a few modifications since it’s official debut.  According to Marc Whitten, an executive on the XBOX team, Microsoft has been making tweaks to the console.  You can listen to what Mr. Whitten had to say about the tweaks at Marjor Nelson’s podcast.  Per Mr. Whitten on the podcast, the closer the XBOX One gets to launch, the more the system is finalized.  So these are a few updates on where the XBOX team is now.

Graphics Optimization

A new driver has been developed that is 100% optimized for the XBOX One console hardware.  Internally this driver is referred to as the “mono driver”.  Mr. Whitten explains that to build this driver, the developers started with a base DX driver, striped out all of the code that didn’t pertain to the XBOX One hardware and then add in everything that would really optimize the user experience.  The XBOX team basically feels that they are at the point where they have tested their theories successfully and are to the point where they can start to tweak things for optimal performance and usability.  Whitten also discusses that the GPU clock speed was able to be changed from 800MHz to 853 MHz.

Matchmaking

Whitten describes that improvements to the matchmaking system are currently undergoing further development.  The XBOX team’s goal is to provide you matches with the people you want to be playing with, gamers with similar skill sets.  Developers have the ability to tailor matching around skills, but with the XBOX One it will utilize asynchronous matching.  Before we get into what asynchronous matching is, lets take a look at a brief overview of the current matching system on the XBOX 360.  Currently, when gamers want to be matched up, they need to sit idle in a lobby while others fill it up and are matched.  With asynchronous matching, XBOX One users will no longer need to sit idle waiting for matches.  Gamers can be playing a game, or watching a movie, or surfing the Internet while matching takes place in the background that way when you are matched up, you can just jump into the game with little or less downtime.

Reputation System

Visualization of the XBOX One's reputation system.

XBOX One’s reputation system.

The reputation system is put in place to reward users of the XBOX Live community.  Positive users will be rewarded with better reputation which can then also be used with the matchmaking system.  Users with good reputation will be matched with other users with good reputation so that everyone playing together will have a more positive experience.  Gamers will be able to see their reputation on their gamer card, as well as the reputation of other gamers on XBOX Live, whether it be friends or just other people they have been matched up with.

 

 

Conclusion

While these updates are not completely ground breaking, it is great to hear additional progress is being made daily on the XBOX One.  We just want to remind you that their is still time to enter our contest to win a free XBOX One, or other great prizes!

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11 thoughts on “Changes to the XBOX One Since Its Debut

  1. Will the 360 ever get built-in wifi and eliminate its annoying hard disk drive and the (certainly) the RROD? Due to the fact that the 360 hasn’t actually changed because it debuted in 2005.

  2. I truly hope it isn’t really. I hope Nintendo remains to make even more systems. I hope they don’t wind up like SEGA and make games for various other business’s systems. I just can’t see myself playing games like Mario or Zelda on a PlayStation or Xbox.

  3. Ill be playing survival mode and every once in a while, the opponents just go impossible. You cant attack them and they pull these bogus moves that don’t let you out. The worst part is it happens almost randomly and catches you off guard. I don’t have the attention span to beat 100 characters simultaneously anyways.
    Camelia, what the?

  4. hello, im a big fan of playstation and i was simply questioning if there will be a new playstaion coming out soon. Likewise, any real information about the brand-new ‘ps4’ will be wonderful! Regards, kane.

  5. Will the 360 ever get built-in wifi and get rid of its aggravating hard disk drive and the (obviously) the RROD? Due to the fact that the 360 hasn’t actually altered given that it debuted in 2005.

  6. Ok so this will be my very first system and not sure all the things to look for …

    40-80-160gigs … Do I require a particular one?

    From the start of PS3 existed a generation 1 and now they are on generation 8? Not sure exactly how long they have been out simply making sure if one was bought in 2007 is it that same exact system as one purchased in 2009?

    Exist certain devices I require vs. accessories I desire? i.e. blue-tooth, blue-ray remote … Cable televisions … I need a HDMI cable right, if I do exists a difference in them as in a $20 HDMI and a $80 HDMI? Likewise is that the only thing I have to stress over or do I need various other cable televisions?

    I make sure I have to ask a million more concerns but thats all I have today. If you can consider anything else to inform me please do not hesitate …

    Thank you
    I do not know how to publish a reply …

    Anyways you said a headset is a must … Exactly what is the headset made use of for?

    Likewise DL’ing games is that more affordable then buying the games at the store? If I DL a game just how much of the 40-80-160gigs does it use up?
    Alright so I simply require extra controllers …

    What about chargers? Do these things utilize batteries or do I require unique equipment?

  7. Ok so this will be my first system and not sure all the things to look for…

    40-80-160gigs…Do I need a certain one?

    From the beginning of PS3 was there a generation 1 and now they are on generation 8? Not sure how long they have been out just making sure if one was purchased in 2007 is it that same exact system as one purchased in 2009?

    Are there certain accessories I need vs. accessories I want? i.e. blue-tooth, blue-ray remote….

    Cables…I need a HDMI cable right , if I do is there a difference in them as in a $20 HDMI and a $80 HDMI? Also is that the only thing I need to worry about or do I need other cables?

    I am sure I need to ask a million more questions but thats all I have right now. If you can think of anything else to tell me please dont hesitate…

    Thank you
    I dont know how to post a reply…

    Anyways you said a headset is a must…What is the headset used for?

    Also DL’ing games is that cheaper then buying the games at the store? If I DL a game how much of the 40-80-160gigs does it take up?
    Alright so I just need extra controllers…

    What about chargers? Do these things use batteries or do I need special equipment?

  8. Ill be playing survival mode and every once in a while, the opponents just go difficult. You cant attack them and they pull these fake moves that do not let you out. The worst part is it occurs practically arbitrarily and captures you off guard. I don’t have the attention span to beat 100 characters all at once anyways.
    Camelia, what the?

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