At Times Xbox One is “Not Sure What’s Wrong” or Something Goes “Terribly Wrong;” Hilarity Ensues

on November 26, 2013 3:12 PM

Game and hardware developers are often known to have a keen sense of humor when creating error messages, and now that the Xbox One is out in the wild, we’re seeing some quite interesting ones appearing on Microsoft’s new console.

The one you can see below, reciting “We’re not sure what’s wrong” appears when the network connection can’t diagnose an issue preventing the Xbox One from connecting to the internet, as documented but Microsoft’s official support site.


On the official Xbox forums you can also find multiple reports about an error that says “Try again soon. Not sure what as happened there,” appearing when some users try to load his friend list.

Even more hilarious is the “Something Went Terribly Wrong. Please Come back later,” captured by Kotaku‘s Evan Narcisse (you can see it at the bottom of the post). Apparently that one appears when there’s an error in changing your gamerpic with one created from your Xbox Live avatar.

This kind of messages have probably been implemented to give the dialogue with the Xbox One a more “human” feel, in line with the use of voice commands with Kinect, but one thing is for sure: they’re absolutely hilarious.


 /  Executive News Editor
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