Xbox One: major update to address Xbox Live service, interface & more

Thursday, 9 January 2014 08:57 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One major updates have been discussed by Microsoft’s chief product officer Marc Whitten. He has confirmed that feedback on the console’s user interface and issues with Xbox Live will be addressed in the future system updates, among other things.

The comments follow confirmation that over 3 million Xbox One consoles have been sold to date.

It comes from an Engadget interview with Whitten, during which he acknowledged complains aimed at the Xbox One interface.

“The feedback we’ve gotten is pretty valid,” he began, “some of the social stuff is hidden or harder to use than it was on the Xbox 360. So you’re gonna see us come out with an update where, well, we’re going to fix those things. As a person who’s been pretty involved in building Xbox Live for the last decade, I take it pretty seriously when people say it’s harder to get into a party, and the defaults aren’t right, and I don’t like the model.

“So what I’m trying to do with the team is kind of theme some stuff up. Let’s take an update and really go through a big list of what we’re hearing from customers, what we know is broken with the architecture, areas that we want to improve or complete. I think that’s a theme you’ll really see us push on — that Live experience.”

We reported on Xbox One Twitch streaming last night, and revealed that the broadcasting service is still waiting to hear from Microsoft about when game streaming is coming to the console. Whitten was also quizzed about the feature, to which he replied, “This is not 100 percent. But my general strategy at E3 is to talk about things that are gonna happen from that E3 to the next E3. So, we are not yet to the next E3,”

Do you feel that complaints made about the Xbox One live experience are valid? Let us know what you think below.

Via CVG.

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