Microsoft Chief Product Officer Says First Xbox One Updates Will Improve the ‘Live Experience’
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.09.2014
The update will focus on the social experience…
Speaking to Engadget, Microsoft Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten that the first Xbox One updates will address the feedback on features regarding the "Live experience."
Whitten stated: "The feedback we've gotten is pretty valid; 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."
Whitten also hinted at improved TV support for international territiorities and "more apps out faster." He added, "This is not 100%, 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."
He also said that the Xbox One will receive smaller, faster updates in addition to larger updates similar to the Xbox 360. He continued: "The Xbox 360, which I'm still very, very proud of, the software architecture was built in 2003. Rethinking [updates] based on everything we learned from 360 was a lot of what went into the Xbox One. You're still gonna see the big, 'Hey, here's the cool stuff we're doing.' But you're also gonna see the box just get better faster than you did in the past."