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Slow install times on the Xbox One have launch buyers upset

by William Schwartz


Welcome to the next-generation. The Xbox One requires that you install games to your HDD, but apparently it’s an arduous process for most launch buyers of the new console. Social media has been lighting up with reports of slow installs for a number of different games, leaving users with nothing to do on their new toy but watch TV.

These disc-based games seem to be the biggest problems for Xbox One users, with many claiming the installation process won’t even move from 0%. Hopefully, if its a problem on Microsoft’s end, they’ll get it fixed soon so those who jumped in first will actually be able to play games on the new console.

Making matters worse, the Xbox One dashboard doesn’t really have a good way to tell the users just what kind of progress they are making in the download and installation process, aside from a small square that says how far along the entire process is. The launch games that we’ve tried have all had massive day-one patches to go alongside the installation, so we’ll have to wait and see if this is just network congestion, or a rude-awakening on what we’re to expect when playing a game for the first time on Xbox One.

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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