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Microsoft Curbs Sign-ups For Xbox One Previews

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Jon Fingas

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Xbox Preview Programs have long been popular. They're easy ways to get sneak peeks at features that won't reach the masses for weeks, if not longer. Unfortunately, though, they're now proving to be too popular -- Microsoft is warning that it's "slowing" the number of people it lets into the Xbox One Preview Program now that it's "near-capacity." The tech giant needs to "optimize" its pre-release user base for testing, according to a forum note. The timing of this move isn't all that surprising, mind you. This year represents the first time that Microsoft will overhaul the Xbox One interface, rolling in big features like backwards compatibility and the Cortana voice assistant. It's only logical that gamers would want an early look at these upgrades, especially when this portal could stick around for a good, long while.


SOURCE: CNET

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  • Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
  • Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
  • Drive capacity 500 GB
  • Controller type Wired, Wireless
  • Motion controls Camera / optical
  • Video outputs HDMI
  • Released 2013-11-22
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  • Game library 7.3
  • Graphics 8.6
  • Controller(s) 9
  • Design and form factor 7.9
  • Other features (media, online, etc.) 8.5
  • Noise 8.7

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