Incoming Xbox One updates shaped by fan feedback, says Hryb

MS 'committed' to making its new console "the Xbox fans are expecting"

Microsoft is listening keenly to gamer feedback on Xbox One, which will help it deliver updates to make it "the Xbox fans are expecting".

So said Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb in a discussion over the firm's extensive plans to update the console following its launch in November 2013.


"If you look back at the Xbox 360′s launch, what it was in 2005 when it launched is completely different from what it is now," Hryb told "It's fascinating to see the different things that have come along. Things iterated," he pointed out.

"So we are absolutely committed to adding new features to the Xbox One over the course of its life span."

Microsoft is listening to feedback "daily", Hryb went on to say, and is using this information to shape its development of the console.

"When we look back and look at what we've done, we want to continue to adapt the system to what gamers want. The team that works on Xbox are gamers themselves. We want to build the system that we use and that we know gamers would enjoy using," said Hryb.

"We're going to continue to refine the system and make it what the Xbox fans are expecting and what they want. We're listening to the feedback every single day. I've already seen some changes in the operating system internally with what we're building."

The firm has already released updates for the console, with a recent one said to have tackled issues with multiplayer, SmartGlass, notifications, dashboard performance, and wireless networking.

Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer revealed recently that, as late as mid-2013, the company had considered removing the Xbox One disc tray and making its new system avoid physical media entirely, but decided against such a move due to "bandwidth and game size" issues.