Xbox One Is Not Ready For Cortana This Holiday Season

Posted: Oct 5 2015, 5:50am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 5 2015, 8:17pm CDT, in News | Technology News

Xbox One is Not Ready for Cortana this Holiday Season

Microsoft will not let Cortana move in to the Xbox One this year. New move in date is some time in 2016.

Cortana has to make due with their homes on mobiles and PCs. Xbox One will not house Cortana this year anymore. Microsoft's Major Nelson announced that Cortana support has been pushed to 2016.

Cortana will be added to a Xbox One experience preview release later this year. General availability of Microsoft's digital assistant is though in 2016.

Despite that set back, there is a lot of new features to look forward to in the new Xbox One update. Microsoft is currently allowing select Xbox One owners test the new interview through the preview program.

Coming in November, the new Xbox One experience is introducing a completely re-imagined Xbox One interface that integrates the speed and versatility of Windows 10. Gamers get faster access to the games, friends, and features that matter most.

Start and join parties, add friends, and check messages without leaving full-game mode will be possible. Other features include activity feeds, find new challengers, trending on Xbox Live in the new Community area.

At the same time the Xbox One App for Windows 10 is in beta testing. The Xbox One App brings the Xbox features to the PC. The Xbox app brings together friends, games, and accomplishments across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices.

Gamers can share game clips and screenshots, and view achievements across devices. Start party chats, launch into cross-device multiplayer with games like Fable Legends and Gigantic, and stream games from Xbox One to any Windows 10 PC.

The battle between Xbox One and Sony PS4 is going into the next round this Holiday and Black Friday shopping season. Over the summer the Sony PS4 topped the Xbox One in sales. The battle for the Holidays is though still open. The Sony PS4 has though one of the hottest bundles this year. The limited edition Darth Vader PS4 is already a fan favorite.

We expect both consoles to face off in Black Friday 2015 ads with big deals. Like in past years we expect gift card bundles and game bundles to top the list of best console deals.

The big trends for Black Friday 2015 deals will be again TVs, smartphones, smartwatches, video game consoles, and Windows 10 devices. Wearables and Drones will also be hot categories for the Holiday shopping seasons this year.

The first Black Friday 2015 sales will launch likely on October 30. On October 2, the first Black Friday 2015 ad has already leaked.

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