Submitted by MariaHelFutura 425d ago | news

"It's a Great Time" To Own An Xbox One And It's Only Going To Get Better, Says Outgoing MS Executive

Xbox One functionality revealed so far is just the tip of the iceberg, former executive Marc Whitten says. (Industry, Marc Whitten, Xbox One)

TheLyonKing  +   425d ago
To be fair though I doubt any employee of any company would say.

"Meh maybe hold off buying our product right now it's not a great time to get it."

This is just standard PR talk, I expect Sony and Nintendo versions as well.
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Lawboy2  +   425d ago
What person who has left sony since ps4 has come out and publicly said something like this

@ choujij

Lol...I'm just stating facts...the funny thing is why can't it be true because it's Microsoft....or would u rather it be the other way ard sony boasting about what's coming to ps4 and Microsoft being silent...everything is evil if Microsoft does it
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choujij  +   425d ago
When it goes without saying, it doesn't need to be said.
Nero1314  +   425d ago
You can't be serious
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kurruptor  +   425d ago
Ummm Jack?

"I want to thank the employees, partners and customers for their tireless commitment to the PlayStation brand and, of course, to our fans who have pushed us to new heights of innovation and entertainment over the past two decades," he said. "I leave PlayStation in a position of considerable strength and the future will only get brighter for PlayStation Nation.”
Docknoss  +   425d ago
Did anyone here see the leaked pictures of the new Dashboard update? Looks Amazing like a Sleek 360 Version. Can't wait for E3, i think all Xbox One owners are in for something Big. With MS minute time slot already filled.
Battlefieldlover  +   425d ago
Like you did with Abriel?

Lol. Sit down kid.
Trioptical  +   425d ago
When would not have been a good time to have an XBOne, less than half a year after launch?
aiBreeze  +   425d ago
Too true. Tbh, the X1 is a great console and I don't regret buying it now however if anyone asked me if I'd recommend getting one, I'd say wait six months. Still so many basic functionality elements missing that needs to be added.
Alan_Shore  +   425d ago
Bubble+ Sony, Ms, And nintendo are gonna say anything to make people buy there console's.

Truth is now is a great time to own any of those console's It's just that a REP of one of the console companys cant say "they all have there positives and are good to buy right now"
Blaze929  +   425d ago
"To be fair"

to be fair for what? Why must any good Xbox One news/quotes come with an explanation? This is saaad
UnholyLight  +   425d ago

Whether it's PR speak or not, I think he is right. The Xbox One may have had a rough start, but the future is bright. Xbox 360 showed just how much things can change from the beginning to it's end.

Xbox One will only take that idea to the next step, and the PS4 appears to be following the same "future proofing" concept.

While I agree with you, he still has a great point to make here. Apart from Forza, you haven't seen any of the Microsoft big guns flexing their muscles yet either. Titanfall is not, nor was it ever going to be, the killer game for the Xbox One. Not for one moment did I believe that!
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Gozer  +   425d ago | Well said
The X1 is already very impressive on the functionality front. Its getting better and better with every update. Cant wait for E3, and all the new games. I love my X1.
christocolus  +   425d ago
Marc says all that has been revealed so far is just a tip of the iceberg so i wonder what else they have cooking up? Maybe the dayz dev has an idea afterall he claimed MS showed him some really amazing stuff recently..lol
LOGICWINS  +   425d ago
Still haven't played it yet. My cousin has one and he loves it. XB1 will have an amazing future if the price drops by $100 and MS manages to scoop up top tier devs for 1st party titles.
MichaelLito79  +   425d ago
I agree Gozer Xbox One has a good package right out the gate at this point with a great amount of titles that have already come out and what is to come. Xbox fitness is great and the online, services, games and functionality with the TV make this system really feel futuristic.

Note: Can't wait for E3
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No_Limit  +   425d ago
I love my XB1 too after gotten it 2 months ago. Amazing system and you can even update the controller..how awesome is that!? Can't wait for the games reveal at E3.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   425d ago
"So much for us was around, 'Hey, let's build this architecture that we could rev quickly, that we could add to, that was flexible, that would allow us to do more things and do more things quickly,'" he said.

Improve quickly is correct. They improve the system on what seems to be on the monthly basis now.

I wonder what will be in the summer, or in the big holiday update.
candy_mafia  +   425d ago
Totally what MS should do. Create some buzz 'n optimism for Xbone. There's way too many negative articles about Xbone IMO.

E3 could be super huuge for all the major platforms.
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lawgone  +   425d ago
I agree and disagree. The crowd reaction to XB1 was so immature before and did not represent the majority of customers. I like to see what's announced at things like E3 but I couldn't care less how the crowd there reacts to it. Too many easily manipulated fanboys there.
GribbleGrunger  +   425d ago
"You can't re-brand a personality by throwing in the word 'outgoing'", says a pragmatic poster.
TheRedButterfly  +   425d ago | Funny
Says the guy with a V avatar.
BX81  +   425d ago
Enjoying the hell out of my XB1 can't wait to see what's up next!
JOEgolferG  +   425d ago
We've already had this news. NEXT!
Lawboy2  +   425d ago
JOEgolferG  +   425d ago
A week and half ago lol
Patrick_pk44  +   425d ago
Constantly. Microsoft is advertising the crap out of its console and the sale don't speak well.
richardkuohn  +   425d ago
We'll see I'm still waiting to next year around christmas to buy one or any other holiday.
christian hour  +   425d ago
I cant tell if the disagrees are from xbone fans that are angry you havent already purchased an xbone, or if its from PS4 fans that are angry you have even considered buying an xbone. Probably a little bit of column a and a little bit of column b :P
ZombieDust  +   425d ago
What do you think he said?
malokevi  +   425d ago
Lol, so true. Sure fire way to piss off fanboys on both sides. I do it sometimes, and think to myself "well... ppl are gonna hate this"

Gotta take a hardline if you wanna fit in! 😁
christian hour  +   425d ago
Well either he's young and relies on holidays to get money to put towards consoles or a console as a gift? Thats the impression I got.

And if he's old enough to be making his own money, then he's waiting for the holiday season when the best deals are on...

Hardly flame baiting :) Unless you're extremely insecure about your own purchase :-/
incendy35  +   425d ago
Loving my X1 so far. Definitely the best launch window for consoles I have been a part of.

But please, get HBOGO on the system before season 4 of Game of Thrones starts!
n4rc  +   425d ago
Lol.. Was just going to get them off Xbox video rather then sub to HBO..
incendy35  +   425d ago
That is a good idea too, but I already have HBO haha. Plus I think the SmartGlass features and maps only work with the HBOGO app!
n4rc  +   425d ago
Ya I think they do..

Don't have HBO and it seemed cheaper to just stream the one show I want..

But if you already have the sub, I'd certainly be waiting on that app before April Lol..
DawnOfDon  +   425d ago
I bought my Xbox One about 3 weeks ago and haven't really touched my PS4 until Infamous came out. I can't wait for e3 and see what Microsoft is bringing to the table. I think Microsoft is going to destroy Sony at e3 with games, while Sony will be talking about their VR headset and more lies about the features that they said would be coming to the PS4 that still aren't here
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gamingisnotacrime  +   425d ago
Because there is no way that sony internal studios can produce great games while the research department works on the vr peripheral. Get a grip, ps4 games are coming and multiplats are running better on ps4 too
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DawnOfDon  +   425d ago
I don't doubt that at all, but We will see at e3. I bet we hear more about VR than games
barb_wire  +   425d ago

Likewise, what and where are these games you speak of?

Oh right, wait til E3 is it..
StealthPandemic  +   425d ago
E3 is big.
chrisarsenalsavart  +   425d ago
Next e3 is gonna be a bloodbath. But Sony has been to quiet on the exclu side of things; which makes me think they are preparing a massive e3.
Bassmint  +   425d ago
Destroy them in what sense? Sony has way more exclusives already so they are not going to get "destroyed" unless MS come out with a tonne of games which is extremely unlikely. As for quality, everyone knows Sony are more consistent on that front...
JOEgolferG  +   425d ago
Spot on!
mediate-this  +   425d ago
How is sony more consistent in the quality area? When inthink sony i think uncharted, gow3 tlous. You act as if every single fp game sony releases is the shiz, in my mind they are mediocre.

Ascension garbage, beyond two souls garbage, heavy rain is good, but dont play lije sony fp games are so dope.
BlackTar187  +   425d ago
Who you kidding dawn? You hate PS.
DawnOfDon  +   424d ago
I own a PS4 so no I don't hate Sony it is just a fact
GentlemenRUs  +   425d ago
PR Talk.
gamingisnotacrime  +   425d ago
I used to have a x360 next to my ps3, thought it was great to have both but realized that ms is too greedy iand im too vulnerable when it comes to gaming. This times around is all ps4 and vita, with a side of 3ds and ps3
Lawboy2  +   425d ago
Cool story...mine is actually similar....my xbox 360 was next to my ps3 as well but unlike u ti stead of buying into the hype and listening to the masses overreact I have done the same thing my xbox one sits right up under the ps4 and I couldn't be happier with my decision....also have the vita as well....
lawgone  +   425d ago
Bubble for you. I did the same thing and got both.
Bassmint  +   425d ago
Wish i had that amount of money to burn haha plus you got to pay for two yearly subscriptions...
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StealthPandemic  +   425d ago
I have all 5 (including 3DS and Ps Vita). So I win and you lose.
christian hour  +   425d ago
I have stocks in all 3 console competitors and am currently typing this from my hover yacht in the bermuda triangle, partying it up with atlantians that the worlds governments let you in once yr super duper rich from owning shares and other such grown up manly things, so I win and you ALL lose :D pip pip, lovely sarcasm :D

Sadly I cannot afford vita, 3ds, wii-u or xbone right now, but there hasnt been a single gen where I havent had all my bases covered, it's only a matter of time and saving :)
BakPAin  +   425d ago
Yes, you lost a bubble!
deadfrag  +   425d ago
At the price its selling im not going to pick one for sure!!Overpriced!
choujij  +   425d ago
Lol. I'll bet.
Activemessiah  +   425d ago
"Outgoing" lol
AnimeFreak013  +   425d ago
I really would get the X1 but the kenect and the price is what keeping me from not getting it right now. I don't like kenect and never will had it 4 360 and used it only once then just give it to my friend who wanted it. 4 now I'm just happy with my PS4 4 next gen gaming and having a blast playing infamous SS. Once X1 is 350$ and no kenect then I'll get it as I luv halo series forza series and fable series and well just want to exprince and play as many different games and exclusives on all consoles PS3 360 wii wii u PS4 and X1. I have all of consoles except 4 X1 for right now.
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hamburgerhill  +   425d ago
Now I can see your gripe about price and respect that but the kinect issue makes me want to slap some sense into you. Just unplug the dang thing or give it away that simple quit complaining. I could careless about kinect myself but then again I feel at this point without it my xbox would be missing a vidal organ.
MrKrispy  +   425d ago
kinect doesn't even need to be plugged in to use the xb1
AnimeFreak013  +   425d ago
I know that already. Do people not read my whole comment? At end I said once it's 350$ and no kenect I'll get it then. I really don't care if it doesn't need to be plug in I just want to get the X1 without kenect Being bundle with the system and it comes down to 350$.
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SynestheticRoar  +   425d ago
It's the new black.
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   425d ago
I'm sorry but I'm not paying more fo an inferior console. I'll stick to my PS4, Wii U, and 3DS. Those offer me much more. PS4 gives me superior multiplats and Sonys 1st party bring amazing franchises. My Wii U and 3DS offer me amazing Nintendo exclusives you can't get anywhere else. Sony and Nintendo's 1st party blows MS out of the water. I have no need for a Xbox One as of now. Maybe when the price drops. But I'm not paying more for less.
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lawgone  +   425d ago
It's already dropped. $450 WITH Titanfall included.
Bassmint  +   425d ago
Still the inferior platform for Titanfall..
URtheWalrus  +   425d ago
It's all about what you like. I for one like Microsoft and Nintendo exclusives and buy their consoles because of them. I have never been a fan of Sony exclusives, but I admit that I have only played a few and none of them all the way through since I was playing them at a friends house.
BakPAin  +   425d ago
I can tell your never gonna get one. You just wanted to let us know how you really feel. Good for you that you dont want one! Enjoy what you have and just stfu then! LOL.......
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lawgone  +   425d ago
"Whitten was hired by Microsoft right out of college in 1997 and worked on the Windows team before joining the Xbox division in 2000. He was involved with the launch of the original Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and the Xbox Live platform. His last day at Microsoft was March 21 and he's now working as chief product officer at audio company Sonos."

That's quite a nice little career. I'm jealous.
larrysdirtydrawss  +   425d ago
he also forgot to add,when theres almost 2 years left in our system,we'll basically STOP making exclusives and leave our console dry,unlike are chief rival who will pump them out longer than you can fucking holy imagine right till the end
Priestwithgun  +   425d ago
The thing is when it comes to exclusives microsoft is simply ages a head ps4 in 2014(plz listen first)

Microsoft seems to be trying to deliver variety of content,i mean i look at below,quantum break and I am like WOW!

On the other hand if we look on ps4 side of things

They have killzone a first person shooter

Infamous a third person action shooter(most of times

Order 1886 a third person shooter

And what's even more sad is the fact that

Killzone is beautiful but it lacked the depth

Infamous draws its mechanism on infamous 2 just electricity has been replaced with neon(same attacks and effects)

Order 1886 had to be made cinemascopic to deliver the graphics and its a quick time events

Just disappointing, that they are entirely focused on graphics where as on the other hand microsoft is trying toand succeeding in provide games with variety of content :(

i mean yeah we love good looking games but atleast offer good gameplay,infamous:ss is a very good game though,just not totally new and its so annoying to be reset when you fall in water
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larrysdirtydrawss  +   425d ago
you cant possible play infamous an not like it... what about quantum break made you go WOW. pausing time has happened before even on the ps2,and there has been next to zero gameplay shown...kz multiplayer is fantastic. you have no idea how much quick time events is in the order,and we seen it in action in real time,the graphics are sensational
Priestwithgun  +   425d ago
Don't get me wrong, I liked infamous:ss a lot,but aside from beautiful graphics difference b/w infamous 2 gameplay and infamous :ss is narrow (but its no big deal)
Firstly: only 2 AAA exclusives this year and they focus entirely on graphics :( I mean no innovation,no mind boggling gameplay and stories and both shooters that's typical ms stuff
And quantum break uses DMM at such a scale that had not been possible before,it is an awesome tech and with integration of episodes(not hyped about that,but people are),
Why are they entirely focused on graphics,so much that order 1886 is cinemascopic :( I mean they should have made it 900p if it was that taxing but why cover 1/5 of my screen with black stripes
I can't swim in infamous,neither can I enter cars and most of buildings,I use my power in public and people don't even pay heed even though there has been news all over about delsin,
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Lowsnamebrand  +   425d ago
You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, first off infamous has multiple powers and the game play is buttery smooth, even with beautiful graphics. Killzones story did lack depth but multiplayer is incredibly fun. We have seen a little bit of gameplay of the order and you are downplaying it? I mean your totally ignoring every exclusive game Sonys studios have put out in the past three generations that had great gameplay, graphics, and storylines.
BOLO  +   425d ago
Xbox executive says Xbox is great...News @ 11 XB1M13
dane123  +   425d ago
F**king Mirosfot at it again, the cheek of it, to tell consumers it's a "great time to own one now!"
Silly gameAr  +   425d ago
So much talk from these guys the past week or so. sheesh.
FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   425d ago
This is such a BS please buy me statement...

Only reason I am not supporting MS is it is more then clear where they want to take gaming.. and what they want to do with our rights.

If they had more control over the market we would not be doing well as consumers or gamers.

I rather support sony nintendo and PC over MS right now. MS have a lot to prove that if they ever get on top again.. How can we trust them ...

Anyways. they are just flooding the news to try and keep their system viable. they are shovel ing out crap news and spinning everything.

Just disappointing. to see them go from the first Xbox to this.
urwifeminder  +   425d ago
Great stuff if it gets better gaming satisfaction overload, so much joy coming from MS its just awesome.
cruzngta  +   425d ago
Yeah its going to get better.... from 720p to maybe 900p?
tommygunzII  +   425d ago
Of course it should get better. It's like saying eventually you will get more games.
josephayal  +   425d ago
It's a Great Time To Own An Xbox MEH! and meh!
NeloAnjelo  +   425d ago
mochachino  +   425d ago
PS4 already has a more diverse library if quality games and better exclusives IMO.

The only good games xone has are FPS, but you can just get BF4 on PS4 (the superior version) which arguably is better than Titanfall or at least has a lot more legs than it IMO.

PS4 already has a great survival horror game, a great open world superhero (or villain) game, a decent platformer which are all exclusive. Then all the multiplats look better too.
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Not_A_Fan_A_Gamer  +   424d ago
I want to start by saying I own both systems PS4 and Xbox One! I really feel the problem with Xbox is that it was released before the technology was ready. What I mean is they talk about the use of the cloud which could take a load off the system in processing different things BUT this cloud feature is not ready! Also the release of Dx12 making the games run better on the xbox utilizing more cores. BUT again not here until 2015. I really feel the xbox is going to surprise a lot of people but not until next year when the technology catchs up. As per my name I am not a fanboy I own both. I just feel people are gonna look back next year and say damn.

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