The lights are on
Microsoft got off to a rocky start with its reveal of the Xbox One and the subsequent stumbles at E3. Things have been on a better path, especially since the departure of Don Mattrick. Unfortunately, the company is still having trouble getting the revisions out to the broadest reaches of the console consumer base. A new infographic might help that.
The infographic covers seven different points, many of which represent changes, clarifications, and new information since the Xbox One reveal. Most importantly, Microsoft is making sure potential customers know that the device does not need to be online except for initial setup and updates.
The DRM issues related to full installs has been changed. There are those that still believe the Xbox One won't allow used games and trading in, a policy that was changed months ago.
Our TakeMicrosoft is headed in the right direction, but it still has to work hard to shake the baggage of its terrible Xbox One reveal. Unfortunately, reaching the fringes of the consumer base to share the good news is going to require a concentrated, consistent, and relentless campaign.
Expect much more bite-sized information like this in the weeks leading up to the Xbox One's release and through the holiday season. The Xbox One that's arriving here on November 22 isn't the same one we were introduced to on May 21.
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Its kindof sad that they need to actually state this stuff... Shouldn't this be like common knowledge?
I love how they say, "If you like to play your way, this one's for you." And, "We designed the Xbox One, to be your Xbox One." Wow really? Only after you realized the Xbox One you first announced was entirely not what people wanted, and reversed your stance on a lot of aspects.
They need to get this message out better. My neighbor still thinks it's always online and blocks used games.
Nice of them to do that.
I like how they promote pausing a game on the graphic. Revolutionary!
Good step, or tippy-toe forward for Microsoft.
Hahahaha..Now Make The Kinect 2.0 Optional & I'd Buy Your Product.
Technically, it is the same Xbox One we were offered in May (most of the changes that have been made were to Microsoft's policies on that Xbox One and, i think, a few to the internal hardware but i'm not sure). I doubt they've changed the actual look of the console. I only say this because there is some idiot out there somewhere (by the way, if you're reading this, your village needs you back) who would ask if the design of the Xbox One has changed. I'm personally happy with the look, but that's my opinion and I know that a lot of the people out there don't share it.
Its cool to see them fix all things that everyone hated about the xbox one. I hope it comes with a mic too.
Sooooo its basically an Xbox 360...or an Xbox 36One. See what I did there? Updated graphics, and more friends too your friends list....a couple hundred of which you will NEVER play with or talk too other than accepting the requests.....kinda like facebook. Hmm