Possible To Play PS4 Through The Xbox One HDMI Port

Written by Neil Soutter on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 3:50 PM

The Xbox One will allow you to run the PS4 through its HDMI port in theory, but Microsoft is remaining reluctant to discuss the issue further.

Rumours that the universe may implode are currently unfounded...

Albert Penello, Microsoft's senior director of project management and planning for its new console, revealed the feature at the Tokyo Game Show last week. Speaking about the Xbox One's ability to 'snap' other applications to the screen, he extended the possibilities to Sony's rival console, stating that "if you wanted to be playing Ryse and Killzone at the same time, you could do that."

Ryse and Killzone are obviously exclusives for Xbox One and Playstation 4 respectively, so this was seen as pretty much confirmation on topic for many people. 

Penello took to NeoGAF after the event to clarify the situation, saying "I'll get back with a more detailed story, but long story short it won't be a great experience, and I indicated as much in the interview which wasn't included. HDMI latency is fine for video feeds, but not great for interactivity."

Though Penello was reticent to answer direct questions about the issue beforehand, this admission will raise some questions about the full scale of Xbox One's abilities. If the console isn't capable of capable of interactive HDMI streaming, why mention Killzone in the first place, or was Penello not even aware that Killzone: Shadow Fall is a PS4 exclusive?

So there you have, a possible form of connectivity between the two fledgling consoles.

Do you think there's any use for an application such as this?

Let us know below!

 

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12:09 Sep-26-2013

I don't see any point in this... :/

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22:16 Sep-25-2013

Yet another fantastic writer from Bristol, I'm starting to think that Felix is the cause of this XD

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19:17 Sep-25-2013

I won't be doing such a thing as the Xbox One won't ever be allowed in my house.

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19:23 Sep-25-2013

That was funny!

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17:19 Sep-25-2013

Seems like a ridiculous idea, also a pointless article.

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16:34 Sep-25-2013

People, at least the majority of them, won't even bother... But it's good for marketing, I suppose.. :)

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16:29 Sep-25-2013

An Xbox One and a PS4? Pick a side!

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16:39 Sep-25-2013

NEVEEEEER!!!

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15:59 Sep-25-2013

I could see this being good for people that have TVs with only 2 HDMI slots and they want to keep from fiddling with the wires every time they want to switch between consoles

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15:51 Sep-25-2013

Seems interesting. But i most wonder, how will they execute it?

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15:54 Sep-25-2013

With a large axe, usually.

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