Sunday, August 31, 2014
Penello admits Xbox 360 has a lot that Xbox One won’t have for a while

Penello admits Xbox 360 has a lot that Xbox One won’t have for a while

Albert Penello explains the situation.

Speaking to IGN, Albert Penello admitted that the Xbox One won’t have a lot of the stuff that the Xbox 360 has, and won’t do for a while.

“I think even in the U.S., there’s going to be a lot of stuff that was on 360 that isn’t going to be on Xbox One for a while.

Y’know, it’s an interesting dynamic that you find yourself in with console launches, but particularly when you’re coming from a super mature platform… in the old days of console transitions, the expectation of what would be moving to the next console was basically isolated to games. And if you think about all the stuff we’ve done with Xbox 360 and how much it’s different in the last ten years, you basically have ten years of innovation, ten years of experiences, and then, trying to take that and build an entirely new platform, with new hardware and a new software architecture.

I mean, I totally understand people’s frustrations, and it’s hard to give an answer beyond the fact that, from my seat, it’s a console transition and this is part and parcel. There’s a lot of things that we’ll talk about in our vision for the product that aren’t going to be there at launch.”

Then, Penello talked about Xbox One TV, a prominent topic brought up in every Xbox One conversation.

“TV, if you want to continue, would be another criticism. We talk a lot about TV and that’s only going to work basically in Japan and the U.S. at launch where you have HDMI-in scenarios, so you’ll say ‘hey, what if I have a terrestrial over the air?’We won’t have a solution for that right away, but we still sell it as part of the vision. So it’s honest criticism and you’d love to have the new launch be everything that you had before and more, but unfortunately it’s an untenable [proposition].”

What do you make of this all?

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  • rpatricky

    Just MS wanting to release a console prematurely instead of being in the place the PS3 was in.

  • Crash Ōkami

    As time passes, I see this more and more being a rushed attempt at making the console what it’s not. While it’s not a rushed console, a lot of its features do seem rushed, be it because of bad PR or just things slapped together to please people, and just having the opposite effect.

    One example, simple really: the Xbox One may damage discs and its internals if it stands vertically. This is not a deal breaker by any stretch, but the reason was the disc drive. A disc drive that works like the PS3 and PS4′s. And both these consoles can stand vertically. If in 2013 you can’t give people such basic options, and telling them to have their console stand vertically “at their own risk”, it’s bad communication and dealt with in an amateurish way.