NEWS - Thursday, August 29, 2013


MS on Xbox One's delayed launch in Europe: "It's Kinect's fault"

According to Microsoft’s head of product development, Albert Penello, the console’s delay is due to Kinect voice-control localisation rather than supply issues.

"People assume there’s a volume issue which in fact there isn’t," Penello told OXM. "You’re actually seeing pre-orders pop back up now because we’re able to allocate the countries’ volume back in.

"It’s there, the problem is localisation. And once people see the system and how integral it is, it’s not just text integration."

Penello explains that the Kinect’s voice-control features are more "elegant" on Xbox One than they are on Xbox 360.

"I think people are using the way [voice] works on Xbox 360, which was an accessory we built five years after release, as how it’s going to work here," he said.

"But it’s so much more elegant and so much more integrated, and in many ways it’s a lot faster and more convenient. Whereas on Xbox 360 it’s a lesser version of doing the thing you’re used to doing on your controller."

Microsoft announced earlier this month that the Xbox One launch has been pushed back to 2014 in eight countries, including Russia, Sweden and Norway, among others.

Meanwhile, rumours emerged yesterday that the Xbox One is set for a November 8 launch , which will see it release a full week before the PlayStation 4.


Source: http://www.computerandvideogames.com

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 51,099
Forum Posts: 725,924
Xbox One Titles: 3,254
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,113
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 15,859
Screenshots: 34,681
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News


THQ Nordic Opens Merch Store

THQ Nordic Opens Merch StoreAre You Ready for the Biomutant Plush? Destroy All Humans! Flip-Flops? Check. Darksiders Beer-Stein? Check. Kingdoms of Amalur Hoodie? Check. THQ Nordic merch store now open!







See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

2021: XBA is still here
Post by shrew king
1 Replies, 7469 Views

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 23473 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 29198 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 22565 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 21493 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 46456 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 48581 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 43256 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 71370 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 30317 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 70339 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 56385 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 109720 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 79354 Views

Happy Birthday, Me.
Post by SnoochyBoochy
4 Replies, 95890 Views

© 2000-2021 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics