Major Nelson: Xbox One is Much More Expandable than Xbox 360, Designed to Do it Quicker and Better

on December 9, 2013 5:36 PM

According to Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, many are asking him questions across email and twitter about what’s coming to the Xbox One in terms of new features and UI updates, as he mentioned on his own podcast today. While he didn’t provide specifics on what we’re going to see in the future, he provided information on how radical the changes will be, and on how quickly and efficiently they can be implemented.

If you look back at Xbox 360 when it launched in November 22nd, 2005, it’s a dramatically different interface and feature set to what it is today.

The same thing is going to happen with Xbox One. It’s gonna be refined, we’re gonna get things better, we’re gonna get new features.

The neat part about it is that obviously we took the learnings about Xbox 360 and refining that platform and doing updates, and when we designed the platform for Xbox One, it’s designed to do it quicker and better and be much more expandable.

Considering how different the Xbox 360 is now, compared to how its dashboard looked at launch, I can’t say I’m not eager to see what Microsoft has in store for us with the Xbox One.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.