Microsoft Cortana integration with XBOX coming in summer. Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10 will receive the first of two updates. This will help you stay connected with friends on Xbox Live.
According to Microsoft’s blog post, “You’ll be able to use Cortana to find great new games. See what your friends are up to. Start a party, complete common tasks. Turn on your Xbox One if you’re using Kinect, and more.”
Microsoft also promises to gradually increase Cortana’s skill set. With the long-term ambition of allowing Xbox owners “to use Cortana to help elevate your experience as your personal digital assistant for gaming.”
Cortana’s initial functionality doesn’t seem awesomely impressive. But it’s important to remember how new virtual assistants are.
Like other tech firms with competing software, Microsoft appears intent on taking an incremental approach to building out Cortana’s capabilities on Xbox. This strategy might not excite users right away, given Cortana’s seemingly limited set of capabilities, even with its coming summer update.
Yet, Microsoft’s decision to bring Cortana to the Xbox platform caters more to its long-term strategy, making any short-term hiccups more than tolerable for Microsoft.
Cortana is coming to Preview in the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, Germany, and Spain first. Gamers can expect a familiar Cortana experience found on other Windows 10 devices. Cortana voice commands on Xbox One will support headsets and Kinect, both.
Here are some of the features to start rolling out to Xbox One Preview this week and to the Xbox app (beta).
- Edit and share GameDVR clips on any video editor
- You can now manage your captures straight from your profile. This new destination allows you to share, start your own uploads, and see progress in the queue.
- You can record your clip up to 60 frames per second (in addition to 30 frames per second), using the new “Very High” video quality setting in the Xbox app.
- Share to Twitter from Xbox app
Cortana integration with XBOX will continue to get regular update from company.