NEWS - Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Major Nelson on the defensive: "Xbox One development wasn't rushed"

Microsoft’s Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has spoken out to defend the Xbox One against claims that its development was rushed to match the PlayStation 4.

Writing on Reddit, Hryb said this is not the case, though he did admit that Microsoft has faced some "challenges" in the past few months.

"The Xbox One program has been in development for years, so calling it ’Rushed’ is incorrect," Hryb said. "Did we have a few challenges between May and August? Sure. But we are working on our own schedule--not anyone else’s."

"At Gamescom, every game in the Xbox booth was running on final Xbox One hardware. Every. Single. One," he added. "That would paint a very different take on the being ’rushed.’"

Separately, Microsoft chief product officer Marc Whitten told IGN that downloaded games will not be able to be pre-loaded prior to release, though he said the company will do "much more" in this area moving forward.

Steam allows players to pre-load certain games so users can begin playing immediately at 12:01 a.m. on the day of release.

Whitten also addressed the Xbox One working as a Windows Media Center Extender, saying the console "isn’t a native Media Center Extender." He added that Microsoft will "continue to work to enable more ways for everyone to get the television they want over the life of the program."

Currently, the Xbox 360 can be used as a Windows Media Center Extender, allowing users stream media from a PC to their console.

The Xbox One launches in November. Microsoft said recently at PAX that it believes the console is worth $100 more than the PlayStation 4.


Source: http://www.gamespot.com

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 51,050
Forum Posts: 725,924
Xbox One Titles: 3,242
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,112
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 15,846
Screenshots: 34,664
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

2021: XBA is still here
Post by shrew king
1 Replies, 6782 Views

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 22794 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 28085 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 21820 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 20524 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 45734 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 47781 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 42541 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 70570 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 29569 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 69550 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 56254 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 108916 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 78702 Views

Happy Birthday, Me.
Post by SnoochyBoochy
4 Replies, 95136 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