Well, actually, it turns out your Xbox One can pretty much be friends with anything that has an HDMI cable. That sounded a little slutty, didn’t it?
The Xbox One has an HDMI In port, which is there to enable the console’s fancier Snap functionality. Remember how Microsoft showed that you could play games and have a live TV channel “snapped” to the side of the screen? That’s thanks to the HDMI In port being fed a video signal from a, for example, DSTV decoder.
Microsoft has now revealed that the HDMI In port on the Xbox One will not block signals from certain devices, meaning you can plug in just about any device that sends a video signal via HDMI. The Wii U, the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4 – you name it, it’ll plug in to the Xbox One so that you can switch between Xbox One games and other console games in moments. “Any application can be snapped to a game,” Microsoft’s Albert Panello said during a presentation at the Tokyo Game Show. “This could be the live TV feed, so if you wanted to be playing Ryse and Killzone at the same time, you could snap that.”
Because playing ONE GAME AT A TIME is soooooo last-gen.