It’s a mystery more puzzling than the meaning of life: what happens when you plug a PlayStation 4 directly into an Xbox One? Microsoft admitted earlier in the year that its next generation console’s HDMI input could be used to connect a competing console, and now the embargo has lifted on the Redmond-based firm’s format, our friends over at Eurogamer.net have put it to the test.
The results are functional, if unspectacular. While you may have expected the two devices to spit expletives at each other like raging console warriors, the reality is that they get along rather well. You can use the Xbox One’s snap feature while you browse the PS4’s colourful interface, employing Kinect voice commands so you never even need to put down the DualShock 4.
Eurogamer.net reports that the connection does add latency to Sony’s system, meaning that Resogun’s never going to feel quite as tight if you decide to pull up NeoGAF in Internet Explorer while you play. Still, at least it gives fans of Microsoft’s machine an option to sample some software in 1080p, huh? Sorry, couldn’t resist.