The Xbox One may have sold over three million units in 2013, but that doesnt mean Microsoft is unaware of issues that have been brought up by some of its owners. In a chat with Engadget today, Microsofts Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten says it plans to fix many of the social features in an upcoming system update for the Xbox One.
Whitten seems to agree that many of the social aspects of the Xbox One, such as the multiplayer party system and accessing friends, are either hard to use or hidden compared to the older Xbox 360. He stated:
As a person whos been pretty involved in building Xbox Live for the last decade, I take it pretty seriously when people say its harder to get into a party, and the defaults arent right, and I dont like the model. So what Im trying to do with the team is kind of theme some stuff up. Lets take an update and really go through a big list of what were hearing from customers, what we know is broken with the architecture, areas that we want to improve or complete.
While theres no word on when the update will be released, the article hints it might be made available in the very near future. In fact, software updates for the Xbox One are supposed to be released quicker than on the Xbox 360, although major updates that add lots of new features will likely be less common.
Source: Engadget | Image via Microsoft