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Xbox One will have wingman Machinima channel at launch

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Thu Oct 17 2013, 09:54

GAMES BARKER for Microsoft, Major Nelson has revealed that the Xbox One console will have a Machinima channel at launch.

The channel will go live on 22 November according to Nelson, who is otherwise known as Larry Hryb and introduced the addition on Twitter and his blog.

More information comes via a dedicated blog penned by Matthew Cohen, director of business development at Machinima.

Cohen said that the updated Machinima app will be much improved and will offer gamers a much rounder experience.

"This new and improved Machinima app will take advantage of the Xbox One platform capabilities to give gamers an unparalleled experience they can't get anywhere else. With our Xbox 360 experience ranking as one of the most popular and highest performing apps on the platform, we are really excited about delivering even more compelling experiences with Xbox One," he said.

"We'll continue to roll out exciting updates and additions to our app on Xbox One. That's one of the things we love about the Xbox Live platform - it allows us to continuously evolve our experience and build things for the fans. Stay tuned as we develop more for Machinima on Xbox One during the road to launch, Nov. 22."

Hyrb and Cohen have shared a video that shows how one element of the channel will use something called a Wingman to help a player along.

By shouting "Xbox Machinima Snap" users will be able to bring up a dashboard of information on things like how to beat a bothersome opponent. From the video it appears that you will be able to do this live.

An example shows someone getting roundly thrashed at Dead Rising 3. The command is issued and the advice appears. It looks very neat.

You can watch a video while you continue playing and if you do you will be guided through by one of the Machinima experts. You can pause this, keep it running live while you play, or pause your game to take in the full show.

We are told that lots of videos will be available to watch at launch. µ


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