Being an earlier adopter can be a frustrating experience. The bleeding edge of technology often results in breakdowns, system crashes and worst of all, not living up to expectations. Now early adopters of the Xbox One are banding together to send their suggested improvements to Microsoft and Microsoft says it’s listening.
XboxFeedback.com compiles an organized and surprisingly expletive-free list of issues and missed features which Reddit users have been hard at work putting together. Microsoft spokesman Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb said that Microsoft has taken notice of the site and suggestions have been passed to “relevant people.”
Most of the top complaints deal with Xbox One’s interface. Microsoft says that the interface is only the first version and will be updated as often as the Xbox 360’s was. But it seems as though eight years of Xbox 360 development was thrown out in favor of an interface that’s similar to Windows 8. Instead of the Xbox 360 Guide, Xbox One spreads out the core features of the system across separate apps that must be launched from the Home screen. Some of these can be launched by voice with Kinect, but not all. Other features just seem forgotten: There is no way for gamers to check the battery life of their controller.
Microsoft spokesman Larry Hryb wrote on the Reddit thread today that, "I had a meeting today about much of this and I can say that things will get better," but admits "I can't offer a timeline of a list of what till be addressed first, but we are aware of the issue and things will get better."