Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Stresses Importance of Xbox One Updates; Already Planned Until October

on July 23, 2014 2:05 AM

One of the most positive elements of the first few months of the life cycle of the Xbox One have been the monthly software updates. The house of Xbox simply didn’t miss a beat, releasing new features each month and using its brilliant preview program to make sure the patches worked without excessive problems.

While talking to fans on Twitter, Xbox Division head Phil Spencer stressed on the importance of the updates for the console:

Updates have been a key to keeping XB1 features evolving. More work to do but making progress

He also mentioned that they have the feature list already planned all the way through October:

We’ve worked through the feature list through October. MUs will continue and features look good.

We also learn that load and install times are a focus area, which is definitely good news, considering how painful Destiny‘s installation was.

Load times and install times are things I’m focused on, just hadn’t timed Destiny.

Spencer finally mentioned that he’s working to earn the support of original Xbox gamers:

Thanks. Support from OG XBOX gamers has been a key for us. Working to earn their support.

As one of them, I can definitely tell that he’s doing a good job with that. Maybe someone on the other side of the fence could learn a thing of two, at least for what the pacing and content of updates (and especially the preview program) are concerned.

 /  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.