New Details Emerge On Xbox One Friend Features

Of all the useful innovations we’ve seen from this console generation, the new avenues to playing with your friends ranks among the best.  Comparing trophies and achievements, checking out each other’s activity feeds and simply playing online with friends proved to be a heck of a lot of fun, and Microsoft is looking to enhance that feature even more with the Xbox One.

Microsoft’s Major Nelson released a new video explaining some of the new features of the Xbox One’s friend list.  At its most basic level, the new friend system groups players in you list into three tiers:  people you follow, friends and favorites, respectively.  Like social media sites, following people lets you know what they are up to, including new videos they upload, and if two people follow each other, they automatically become friends.  Friends can be favorited, which puts them in an exclusive list for easy access.  For security reasons, all of these features can be disabled, of course.

The look is consistent with what we have seen of the Xbox One, and looks like it will integrate well with the Xbox One’s multi-tab like system, allowing you to snap back and forth between your friends list and games effortlessly.  The below video should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect.

It’s great to see the features of the new systems finally coming together.  Soon, all that will be left is to play it.  So what do you think?  Will you soon be populating your friends list, or will you be too busy checking out your new PS4?