Microsoft plans to fix Xbox One's social features in software update


Jul 21, 2013
The Xbox One may have sold over three million units in 2013, but that doesn't mean Microsoft is unaware of issues that have been brought up by some of its owners. In a chat with Engadget today, Microsoft's 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 who's been pretty involved in building Xbox Live for the last decade, I take it pretty seriously when people say it's harder to get into a party, and the defaults aren't right, and I don't like the model. So what I'm trying to do with the team is kind of theme some stuff up. Let's take an update and really go through a big list of what we're hearing from customers, what we know is broken with the architecture, areas that we want to improve or complete.

While there's 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