With the Xbox fan base becoming ever more disheartened with the Xbox One, Major Nelson has posted on Reddit that:
'It took years for the Xbox 360 to become a mature, feature laden platform. We've got the same long game planned for the Xbox One.'
That's as maybe, but being an Xbox fan myself I have to question exactly what happened with the development with the Xbox One. The original Xbox was a great console but at launch the Xbox 360 certainly had more features and was a more evolved platform. There was no 10 steps backwards with the launch of the 360 , it was an awesome games console pack full of features from the start.
The PS4 isn't having the same issues that the Xbox one is having right now, and it certainly doesn't have less features than the PS3, in fact its the opposite case.
So what Major Nelson appears to really be saying in my opinion is that the Xbox One is far from perfect, but give it 8 years and it may be a better machine?
When I part with the money Microsoft charged for the Xbox One, I want a fully functional Next Gen console from the off. The update we were promised for the 11th of February has already been put back and at best gives us features that should of been fundamentals from the start.
Launching a half baked over priced console and then putting up a website asking how or what we would like to see on the console is not the way to go.
Microsoft wake up and smell the coffee that Sony are brewing up and build us a damn Games console.