Microsoft Answers More Questions About The Xbox One

In what looks like it will be the final (at least for now) "Ask Microsoft Anything About the Xbox One" segment that IGN features, Microsoft's Chief Platform Architect answered more questions on what you can expect from the Xbox One and its peripherals.

There are quite a few answers that have been added recently, but here are a few that you may find of interest;

How large is the Xbox One's Day One update? How long will it take to install?

We are optimizing Xbox One so that the day one update is as fast as possible. While we're still finalizing the details, we expect that the download will take between 15 and 20 minutes for most users.

If you're playing a multiplayer game like Battlefield and the developer pushes out a relatively large update while you're playing, will it download in the background then kick everyone off later? Or does it kick everyone off right away and you have to wait for the download to finish?

Content providers will have the ability to push two types of content updates with Xbox One: ones that are immediately mandatory like in Xbox 360 and ones that are optional. If you opt to not take an optional update, you can continue to play online and do the update at a later time.

What is the minimum distance you can stand and have the Xbox One Kinect function properly?

Well, it depends on how tall you are and where you place your sensor. But on average, a 6 feet tall person can stand 2 feet closer than they could with the first generation Kinect sensor.

Will the Xbox One be able to use the HD-DVD drive from the Xbox 360?

No, we don't have any support for playing HD-DVD with the Xbox One.

There are a lot more questions answered in the Q&A, so jump on over to the source link if you want to read them all.