Microsoft: We Want to Adapt the Xbox One to "What Gamers Want"

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Microsoft: We Want to Adapt the Xbox One to "What Gamers Want"

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Microsoft's Major Nelson claims they listen to feedback "every single day."

By now, it's safe to say that Microsoft hasn't had the smoothest of console reveals when it comes to marketing the Xbox One. While the company has taken out the "always-online" DRM requirement and even Kinect being mandatory, it's still facing an uphill battle compared to Sony's PlayStation 4. Fortunately for gamers everywhere, Microsoft isn't done listening to videogame fans just yet. Speaking to Canada.com, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb claims they want to adapt the Xbox One to "what gamers want."

When we look back and look at what we've done, we want to continue to adapt the system to what gamers want. 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.

Hryb follows that up by saying they're going to "continue to refine the system and make it what the Xbox fans are expecting," and adds that Microsoft is listening to feedback "every single day."

In the same interview, Hryb speaks out about Microsoft's entertainment focus with the Xbox One and states, "There's no reason why you can't have an extremely powerful game console that also does entertainment. Why does there have to be an 'and or?' We need to be able to have something that's both...Why not design a system that can handle that as well, and switch between the two."

Are you happy with how Microsoft has listened to consumers so far? What other changes do you want to see in the future for the Xbox One?

Source: Canada.com

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just officially call it the xbone already, its kind of catchy

Games. We want games.

That statement is probably a lie.

Pfft! Gamers working on microsoft xbone? If that was true, they wouldnt have started with so many highly strung restrictions. They know theyre fighting for the metaphorical business scraps now the ps4 has gained gamers trust. So now theyre sweet talking us before they slip that pill in our drink

Xsjadoblayde:
Pfft! Gamers working on microsoft xbone? If that was true, they wouldnt have started with so many highly strung restrictions. They know theyre fighting for the metaphorical business scraps now the ps4 has gained gamers trust. So now theyre sweet talking us before they slip that pill in our drink

The PS4 has not gained my trust, Sony has not had my trust since the day it was reported that they were putting rootkits into their products or lying to consumers about hacks and loss of personal data. But you are so eager to drink these companies piss by the sweet talking you are being told by a company that "gained gamer trust." Read this article and then tell me u trust Sony fully http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-patents-tech-to-block-used-games/1100-6401992/

Why doesn't Microsoft see Video Games as Entertainment?

How 'bout a replaceable standard SATA hard drive that does not have ridiculous markup, since installing 30 GB games will fill the 300 GB of open space in a short time. Also, no one wants to pay $100 more for peripheral that they will never use. We'll have to wait for a hardware revision for the former, but the latter can be done right now.

EffectiveKill:

The PS4 has not gained my trust, Sony has not had my trust since the day it was reported that they were putting rootkits into their products or lying to consumers about hacks and loss of personal data. But you are so eager to drink these companies piss by the sweet talking you are being told by a company that "gained gamer trust." Read this article and then tell me u trust Sony fully http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-patents-tech-to-block-used-games/1100-6401992/

You do realize that filing a patent doesn't mean that they are going to implement it right? It just makes it so that no other company can use any tech that's included in the patent. It's been done numerous times by many companies, Apple being the biggest one. Hell Sony filed a similar patent back in 2005 for the PS3, and the PS3 didn't block used games. While yes it's worrying that they've patented it, there are so many things that are patented every day just so that no one else can ever us it in the future.

OT: Well, some games for the thing would be nice, oh and also stop with the peripheral stuff when it comes to mics.

Alex Co:
Microsoft: We Want to Adapt the Xbox One to "What Gamers Want".

"Turn this into a woman." - Cat, Red Dwarf

I don't think the Xbone is up to the challenge, matey.

Why does there have to be an 'and or?' We need to be able to have something that's both...Why not design a system that can handle that as well, and switch between the two."

'cos unless you're a phone or a pc, not specializing in one thing makes you suck. If you gear everything towards one goal then it will work better than the one that is trying to be 2 or more different things.

Ps4 is games and socializing and I think if it fucked off the socializing bit it would be a much better machine, make stuff run more smoothly than trying to constantly record or stop telling me what I have done in killzone or that 16K people have "liked" killzone.

Just give me something powerful that can play games ... shut up, my gaming PC is a brick and I am saving for a new one.

The xbone wants to socialize, watch tv, record you, record gameplay, swap between apps, play games, do your taxes, wash the car, walk the dog ... it's got no focus, it's more of a shotgun than a sniper rifle.

EndlessSporadic:
Games. We want games.

BUT I NEED SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORTS, AND TV AND SPORTS, and multi tasking, and sports , and kintect, and sports did i mention sports

Let's cover a few things I want
1. An xbone without the kinect, stop forcing it on people, besides without the kinect you could lower the price to compete with Sony
2. No more installs, this was always a huge perk of console gaming, no picking harddrives, no installing, just insert disc and play.
3. Backwards compatibility, your fans have been asking for this for quite a while

I can think of SEVERAL things people have vocally been asking to get addressed Microsoft has been ignoring.

1. Backwards compatibility comes to mind
2. Locking free services behind their Xbox Live paywall (Youtube, Netflix, Skype)
3. Cluttering up their dashboard with MASSIVE amounts of ads (and making the interface a pain to navigate, especially trying to find indie games)
4. A terrible D-pad in need of fixing (the transforming one helps, but is not the solution)
5. Making Kinect still a mandatory inclusion for the Xbone
6. Saddling their first-party games in ungodly amounts of microtransactions
7. Xbox Marketplace prices are miserably higher than almost anywhere else
8. ... and Xbox Marketplace rarely gets any sales apart from the holiday season.

Maybe they should have developed the Xbox One in to what gamers want. That being said, kudos to them for their attempted integration of all home media in to one source. It doesn't appeal to me but it's still an interesting concept.

And to somewhat even the playing field, the PS4 didn't have an amazing launch either.

Alex Co:
Are you happy with how Microsoft has listened to consumers so far? What other changes do you want to see in the future for the Xbox One?

I want them to stop bribing publishers to make their games exclusive to the console. (The same goes for Sony.)

What do lots of Xbox gamers want? The same thing they already had -- an Xbox 360, only with more games. Newer, better games all the time. Games you control with a controller that you operate with your fingers and thumbs. Games you can play right off a disk (or a USB stick even) or games you can download electronically.

That stuff was working just fine without the Kinect, without Netflix, without the Internet, without anything else.

What do other Xbox gamers want? A quantum leap forward in gaming. Something that combines the Oculus Rift for VR style immersion, the Kinect for gross motor control and the Wii's Wiimote and nunchuck for fine control and menus.

What we got was a smart TV with no screen that also plays video games a little bit better than a 360 and includes a crappy netbook's ability to paw through part of the Internet on your TV. Also you can talk to it, though your language isn't its first language.

You hear that, Microsoft?

--Morology!

PS: Of course they didn't hear that. Nor do they actually care. Larry Hyrb is a PR man doing PR on the end of a leash. Believe him like you'd believe anything else a PR man from another company would tell you.

DLNA Support would be nice, Microsoft. Still have no idea why it was taken out of both the Xbox One and Playstation 4, when the previous consoles had it. Especially when both are looking to be more than just games consoles with all the various apps and shit. That and the games on Games on Demand actually being a reasonable bloody price. Although, actually that applies more to the Xbox 360.

Besides that, I'm quite chuffed with the Xbox One. Decent range of good games for a system that's just launched. But you need to keep those good games coming too. And the Kinect stuff is surprisingly a lot better than I expected it to be.

It seems as though the reporter forgot the end of the quote.

Microsoft: We Want to Adapt the Xbox One to "What Gamers Want", as long as that is TV

It's also all bullshit. Gamers have been asking to not have a kinect, but it's still there. Costing an extra $100 and doing nothing of value.

I'm gonna go with the fallowing...

*points at the ... every thing before last gen* See that? THAT is what, in spirit anyway, what gamers want. A video game console that puts games first and above everything else. No gimicy bull shit, not bullshit systems to get between the player and the game, just plug, play, enjoy

Alex Co:
Hryb follows that up by saying they're going to "continue to refine the system and make it what the Xbox fans are expecting," and adds that Microsoft is listening to feedback "every single day."

I believe this absolutely 100%.

Mostly because i think nearly all gamers are "expecting" that microsoft will backpedal on their changes and royally fuck people over again.

Remember - expecting does not equal desiring lol

Sony may very screw everyone over too though, is yet to be seen.

Could've fooled me Microsoft, you've been doing the exact opposite all along.

your a games console that does not give a shit about doing the thing your kinda meant to be doing. And now you want to "adapt" to be more what gamers what ?........the fuck ?! oh i seeee, MIcrosoft head is so far up its own ass they thought we would be more then happy yo have a discless console that hates used games and is action packed with DRM and streaming all sorts of tv and other bullshit oh....and maybe a few games. Well rude awakening with the shit storm they got.

Safe to say PS4 wins the console wars or at least an early lead. Meanwhile over in the PC world.....lol Steam sale is over and we have ALOT of games to play. Sorry consoles.....you dont ?

I say that I want-to-want a PSVita but in reality, it's the XBone that I want to want. Here's what would make the thing appeal to me personally;

1 - Price Reduction, which can easily be done by...

2 - Selling a Kinect-free model

3 - Games: I like how Crimson Drago(o?)n and, Killer Instinct are a thing but I want MORE original Xbox exclusives to come back. Mech Assault, Otogi: Myth of Demons, Crimson Skies, Whacked...where were these games during the 360's run?

I don't see Microsoft doing these honestly...there will be a price reduction but that will be because of the passage of time more likely than a new Kienct-Free edition.

CriticalMiss:
It seems as though the reporter forgot the end of the quote.

Microsoft: We Want to Adapt the Xbox One to "What Gamers Want", as long as that is TV

It's also all bullshit. Gamers have been asking to not have a kinect, but it's still there. Costing an extra $100 and doing nothing of value.

But if they didn't have a mandatory Kinect, how could they be listening to us all the time?

Let me just put on my Johnny Carson Carnac hat and gaze a year into the future.
"Oh," it looks like gamers want the power of cloud computing. Enjoy your always online requirements.

Difference of opinion here, but I don't believe they were ever really interested in "what gamers want" when the One was created.

As things stand now, we One owners have an underpowered (comparatively) system that we can wave at and talk to.

Did GAMERS want that...or did Microsoft try and tell gamers what they want?

It's early yet, but I can see me selling my Day One when the Steam machines become available because I'm pretty sure they will be getting the Xbox One "exclusives" also.

As a gamer, Microsoft shot themselves in the foot when they tried to be all things to all people. They should have stuck to doing one thing well (console gaming) instead of doing two things adequately (media hub access and console gaming).

Alex Co:
In the same interview, Hryb speaks out about Microsoft's entertainment focus with the Xbox One and states, "There's no reason why you can't have an extremely powerful game console that also does entertainment. Why does there have to be an 'and or?' We need to be able to have something that's both...Why not design a system that can handle that as well, and switch between the two."

...I still have to scratch my head at this one. The PS3 did exactly that without needing to bring it up in marketing campaigns, but now neither of the big boys are supporting DLNA streaming. The rest of the services, from Netflix to Pandora are all but a given on everything from smart TVs to phones (not to mention actual computers).

All I see the Xbox One and PS4 do in terms of non-gaming entertainments is basically the same as last gen, only less convenient, more costly and less complete. I say they should both stick to gaming... not because they don't have enough focus on it, but because they're not good at the other stuff anymore.

Braddon Dent:
just officially call it the xbone already, its kind of catchy

No. Its the XOne (pronounced zone)

And they should let you customize the home page of the console.

I just want the games. Particularly RPG's and Adventures.

I'll just say you can outright fuck off with T.V, Movies, Music and what-have-you. I'm even partial to the social support since I mostly just play single-player games anyway. A decent forum function for every single game (not unlike steam) would be welcome though.

Hairless Mammoth:
How 'bout a replaceable standard SATA hard drive that does not have ridiculous markup, since installing 30 GB games will fill the 300 GB of open space in a short time. Also, no one wants to pay $100 more for peripheral that they will never use. We'll have to wait for a hardware revision for the former, but the latter can be done right now.

you can replace the harddrive, you just need to format it and install microsoft's junk-ware on it first.
if you have a pc and a usb key to boot linux on this can be done in 10 minutes with an online guide, so step 1 is also doable right now

the real issue is Microsoft don't want to, plain and simple. the above article is likely the marketing and p.r departments trying to cover up the logistic scrooge like behaviour in the launch

why do i say that? it's microsoft. you know the company that makes windows, and do i need to do voodoo with my harddrive to make it work? err.. nope. they could issue you a console operating system dvd if they wanted to.

siveon:
I just want the games. Particularly RPG's and Adventures.

I'll just say you can outright fuck off with T.V, Movies, Music and what-have-you. I'm even partial to the social support since I mostly just play single-player games anyway. A decent forum function for every single game (not unlike steam) would be welcome though.

RPGs on the Xbox are generally either a rare case or not that well done. And I wouldn't count games with watered down RPG mechanics like Bioware games past Mass Effect 1.

OP:MS should've had this in mind when making a gaming console in the first.

Gaaaames

there done, thats all the feed back you need, forget tv/internet/apps/shoe horned multiplayer of features. just focus on gaming. its what people want sonsoles. otherwise, most of them would build PC's.

I should say, for the sake of honesty, I cant see me buying an Xbone, no matter what MS do.

What the hell do they think is "entertainment"?
Their definition has to be the polar opposite of "games" it seems.
There's nothing entertaining about passing a cable signal through your xbone and a console would be the last thing I would ever think of buying renting movies on.
Music makes even less sense if I can't even put that on my mp3 player and if I want to browse the internet in hilariously impractical, clunky ways, I have my tablet for that.

What gamers want is a PS4. Getting rid of kinect and its price would help though.

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