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Xbox One party system improvements in the works

"Things will get better," says Xbox Live's director of programming

Microsoft is working on a number of improvements to Xbox One's party system.

Responding to suggestions on Reddit that party invites and chat features are more confusing and laborious to use than their Xbox 360 equivalents, Xbox Live director of programming Larry 'Major Nelson' Hyrb said on Monday:

"I had a meeting today about much of this and I can say that things will get better. 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."


A link to Xbox Feedback, a consumer website listing a number of issues and suggestions to improve the Xbox One user experience, has also been passed along to the relevant team at Microsoft, Hyrb said recently.

Having launched in 13 markets on November 22, Xbox One sales topped one million units in less than 24 hours, Microsoft claimed on Saturday.

CVG's Xbox One review said: "Just like the PlayStation 4, Microsoft has crafted a games platform that builds upon long-standing conventions instead of reinventing them. For many, this homogeneity is exactly what they asked for, but whether old solutions can hold out for another decade is another matter entirely."