Video: Microsoft Shows Off Xbox One Friends App

Game delays aside, the Winter of Next-Gen is fast approaching, and both Microsoft and Sony are sure to reveal new details about their consoles leading up to launch.

Microsoft’s latest next-gen info dump comes in the form of a video talking about the Xbox One’s new Friends App. Narrated by Major Nelson, the video shows off the friends list, as well as parties, profiles, and favorites features. It’s all baked into the rather sharp-looking, Windows-esque Xbox One UI.

From the official Xbox Wire:

Designed around you and your friends, Xbox One will have plenty of room for all your favorite people in the brand new Friends system on Xbox One. Your Xbox 360 friends will automatically be added to your Friends list. With Xbox One you can have 1,000 friends, connect with people instantly by following them and have infinite followers yourself. You can also see all of your Xbox One and Xbox 360 friends and their activity in your Activity Feed.

Similar to the other social media networks, Xbox One allows you to share the latest in games and entertainment with fellow gamers, friends and family, or even celebrities and gaming personalities by following people. For example, on Xbox One you can search for me by my gamertag (Major Nelson) and follow me to see what I share publicly, such as my latest game scores and achievements.

On your Xbox One, there are now more ways to connect than simply sending a friend invite. For example, the one-way follow model of Xbox One allows Xbox Live members to connect with the people they care about in an easier way than ever before.

The Wire also includes a new Xbox One infographic, seen below (click through for a larger image).

 

 

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