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Microsoft giving Xbox One feedback serious consideration for next updates

by William Schwartz

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According to Marc Whitten, complaints that Xbox One owners have been levying against the new console when it comes to the new interface have been “valid”. Xbox’s chief product officer claims that changes that improve the Xbox Live experience will be coming in the months ahead.

You’re going to see the Xbox get better faster, says Whitten

In an interview with Engadget, Whitten detailed some of the things that Microsoft is currently looking at making improvements to.

“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.”

“You’re going to see the box just get better faster than you did in the past.”

Microsoft’s Xbox One coming out party in 2013 has been a commercial success, but one of the most anticipated game of this year is due in March with Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall. If Microsoft is to make a good impression with this major exclusive release, smart money would bet on some changes arriving by then.

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