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Xbox One update promises Live experience bug fixes

If your Xbox One is buggier than a bed bug on a dune buggy, you’ll be pleased to know that Microsoft has announced plans to fix some of the quirks currently plaguing its next-gen console.

In a chat with the folks over at Engadget, the chief product officer of Xbox, Marc Whitten, said he’s “really thrilled” with the 3 million units Microsoft’s already sold (opens in new tab), but acknowledged that their engineers' work is not yet done.

Microsoft’s initial priority will be to fix some of the glitches that customers have been reporting, including the Xbox One’s “Live experience”, aka the console’s social features.

"The feedback we've gotten is pretty valid; some of the social stuff is hidden or harder to use than it was on the Xbox 360," Whitten admitted to Engadget. "So you're gonna see us come out with an update where, well, we're going to fix those things. 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."

While a deadline for the update has been left open-ended, Engadget seemed to think that it’ll be with us sooner rather than later.

Not only that, in the wake of news that Sony are introducing game streaming to the PS4 (opens in new tab), a similar service could be on the cards for its Microsoft rival, though “this is not 100 per cent.”

What do you want to see in the first major roll out of Xbox One updates? Is there a specific area you think Microsoft should target first?

Alysia Judge
Alysia Judge

Alysia is a multi-talented freelance filmmaker, presenter, and writer. She's worked with and created content for Netflix UK, IGN, BAFTA, the Guardian, the BBC, and has written for sites like IT Pro Portal GamesRadar, IGN, and more. She also works with UK gaming body, UKIE.