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He said gamers will see changes in the operating system

A Microsoft executive recently said that gamers could expect the Xbox One to change and improve over time the way the Xbox 360 did, likely hoping that this will encourage more customers to buy the console. 
According to, Microsoft’s director of programming for Xbox Live, Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson), said that the company is committed to improving Xbox One's operating system to make it increasingly user-friendly.
“If you look back at the Xbox 360′s launch, what it was in 2005 when it launched is completely different from what it is now," said Hryb. "It’s fascinating to see the different things that have come along. Things iterated. We didn’t even have things like the party system or the ability to support external storage when we launched the Xbox 360. So we are absolutely committed to adding new features to the Xbox One over the course of its life span."
Some aspects of the Xbox One's OS is more difficult than they should be, such as pinning favorite applications or finding out how full the Xbox One’s hard drive is. There have also been complaints about the Kinect's voice commands being too challenging to remember. 
Hryb went on to say that Microsoft is paying close attention to what gamers want via feedback, which can be found on sites like

Larry Hryb [SOURCE:]

“When we look back and look at what we’ve done, we want to continue to adapt the system to what gamers want," said Hryb. "The team that works on Xbox are gamers themselves. We want to build the system that we use and that we know gamers would enjoy using.
“We’re going to continue to refine the system and make it what the Xbox fans are expecting and what they want. We’re listening to the feedback every single day. I’ve already seen some changes in the operating system internally with what we’re building.”
The Xbox One console has had a pretty rough start. Before it even launched in November 2013, Microsoft announced a used games ban (which allowed third-party publishers to ban used Xbox One games) and the new "always-on" digital rights management (DRM) system. Microsoft later retracted these features after major complaints from the gaming community.
Xbox One has also been criticized for its price, which is $100 more than the PlayStation 4s (and that's largely because Kinect 2.0 is bundled in with the console, and not many gamers were happy about that as well).


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Waiting for price drop
By saarek on 1/6/2014 8:31:43 AM , Rating: 1
I'll grab an Xbox One when they ether drop the price or offer a version that does not come with the Kinect.

I don't want the Kinect and don't see why I should be forced to pay for it.

My living room is too small for it to operate properly so it's really a pointless piece of kit for me.

RE: Waiting for price drop
By Argon18 on 1/6/2014 10:58:07 AM , Rating: 1
The NSA wants you to have it. A camera in every living room, hmmm.

RE: Waiting for price drop
By lexluthermiester on 1/10/2014 1:43:24 PM , Rating: 2
A year ago I would have thought that a statement a little on the paranoid side. Now? Completely valid and lucid point. Kinda sad....

RE: Waiting for price drop
By althaz on 1/6/2014 5:16:43 PM , Rating: 2
You're living room might be too small for Kinect 1 to work, but Kinect 2 works at less than 2 feet of distance.

RE: Waiting for price drop
By althaz on 1/6/2014 5:20:22 PM , Rating: 4
F*** no edit button. "Your", not "You're" obviously. I changed what I was writing :).

RE: Waiting for price drop
By p05esto on 1/8/2014 2:28:24 PM , Rating: 2
The voice commands are nice, I don't even use the controller anymore. It's nice to say "xbox on" and my tv and receiver and everything turn right on... or "go to netflix".... or it recognizes me and logs me in when I sit down. Don't knock it until you try it. I'm sold, that's for sure.

RE: Waiting for price drop
By lexluthermiester on 1/10/2014 2:34:20 PM , Rating: 2
I'm with you on the Kinect thing. No need for a high res camera in my home. But then, I've already decided to pass on the xbone. The PC, WiiU and PS4 are my gaming choices this round of gaming systems. And most people who have done any competent level of homework and thinking are similar choices.

Each to there own though...

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