Microsoft has reportedly told developers that no further dashboard revamps will be forthcoming, and that no further additional features will be added to Xbox Live other than minor tweaks to improve performance.
This would make zero sense what so ever, especially considering they are still looking for ways to unclutter the marketplace. I mean unless microsoft just wants to bend over and give up...
Or unless another console is on the way... The person who told vg247 is a developer, so I don't know why he'd make it up, tbh.
I think they're diverting resources to the new console. I hope it's really awesome. I'm no brand loyalist I pickup whichever console has the most power combined with the best games.
I think is junk because they were just talking last week about how cluttered up the Marketplace was and they wanted to revamp things. This is a BS rumour.
@Mike Bowden - Updating or not updating the dashboard has nothing to do with the console. They are talking about XBL.
They already announced XNA implementation into XBL, and it's very doubtful they won't integrate that into the blade system somehow. This rumor is uber fud. This probably came from the fact that there isn't going to be a spring update this year in the traditional sense. They decided to up the performance of the live service after what happened this x-mas instead of doing anything major for the spring feature wise.
Why mess with perfection? The xbl interface is solid. If a new console is on the way it's not going to go over well for Microsoft. I'm just telling it like it is. Try getting a new 400 dollar machine off the ground while you just iced your last one inside of 4 years again and while Nintendo is controlling the market with their garbage casuals and Sony is on the climb to 20 million units by years end. Xbox next would be a bomb on an epic scale.
This is surely terrible news for Microsoft. By Microsoft not announcing any updates to a console that sorely needs improvement, it shows that the corporation is preparing to make an announcement of their new console to compete with PLAYSTATION®3. Dark Sniper finds this to be a travesty to those who have wasted their money by buing Xbox branded products. $niper
On another note MS told devs no games would be forthcoming. What kind of useless info/rumors float nowadays. They are a software company and constantly looking to keep their stuff updated. So why not with software side of 360?
Because with 360 games, things are tied into the dashboard, like maybe the rumoured inclusion of clans and stuff like that. Devs would have to tie that in. Telling devs that no new major features would be added, means they can go ahead and development for the platform and be certain that it's future proof. Makes sense to me, anyway.
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MSFT says no more 360 will be made they're packing it up. Also Heard Windows will be disscontinued. EDIT: I forgot about Bill Gates giving away all his cash. What MSFT announced earlier this year was just a dream.
Sony has incorporated a 10 year product lifecycle to ensure that PLAYSTATION®3 is capable of updating itself into what's currently going on in the stage of technology. In a sense, PLAYSTATION®3 can be your PlayStation 4 since it can update itself to the next level of graphics and performance. Microsoft not updating their firmware further shows their next desperate move by announcing the Xbox 3 which will finally have everything that PLAYSTATION®3 has and probably a little less. They have clearly shown that have no confidence in the long term success of their product. 3 consoles in 10 years is not a good sign for the Xbox division. What will it take for you Microslaves to stand up for yourselves and stop getting your money stolen by Microsoft? $niper
Yup, time to throw my 360 away... MS is packing up! LMAO.
I would be more than happy to welcome the idea of no more revamps for the dash. It may not be the best as it stands right now but at least it is what I am used to. I personally liked it better before they made the last change but that's just MHO.
yeah and ms stops trying altogether..highly unlikely
the blades design is the worst enemy of the X360, it makes difficult to upgrade it...during my year as a X360 owner I liked it at the beginning then with all the upgrades it became really difficult to navigate through it, had to go through several blades to access my games or demos...finding stuff was really difficult sometimes...it didn't feel natural like the XMB on the PS3 If they didn't use 70% of the space for ad banners performance would be better as they could fit more stuff in every blade...honestly the X360 dashboard never felt like mine with all those ads, visual contamination...I had my daughters pic as a wallpaper and I couldn't see anything anyway...what's the point of having wallpaper if you can't see it?...it felt like I was renting the dashboard from MSFT even when I owned the console...and that's actually what you do as a X360 onwner I love how the XMB on the PS3 is easy to use and even if they add new stuff it doesn't lose navigation friendliness and I could finally see my daughters in the background!!!!
I agree 100% about the ads, especially seeing that I'm a paying gold member! I could understand it if I was a silver member but a gold member should not be subjected to such things. I pay nothing on my PS3 and the only ads I see are when I go into the store section and they are only ads for games and related PSN things, not Old Spice and crap like that. Granted, we will see how long that will last. But I do not see Sony putting anything on the front/core XMB as far as ads go (granted I have been wrong before).
I agree. Plus, I really don't see anyway they could put ads in the XMB. They just wouldn't fit in with the design.
I would be happy to buy themes for my 360, although I wish they'd let you hide the 360 dashboard foreground so you can view your art. except you can't preview most of them b4 buying. after wasting $ on some crap I eventually quit paying for any themes... :(
you can preview all content from the xbox web site before you buy.Even themes and gamer pics.
they aren't ads, they're announcements. It's all announcements of newly released or featured content on XBLM. I heard somewhere that you could turn them off, not sure how. mess around in the system blade. (NOT CONFIRMED)
Aaron Greenburg is on record as saying that they are already working on ways to revamp and improve xbl and the dashboard. Gameindustry.biz.
unless microsoft is removing focus from their current blade setup. Which is possible. There's rumors that they have a very interesting new take on Xbox live coming up, which is why there's no spring update. but blades will still be around, even if focus would be moving to the new console. Why get rid of something that works?
Kind of stupid and not true... the only reason why Microsoft didn't release sprint updates is because it would expose features that they do not want people to know about it.. like motion controller and others... specially because of how far into the "SUMMER" E3 is this year when in previous years E3 was in May or sprint... Microsoft has to way until E3 to announce many of these things... hence why they had to skip releasing the sprint update... isn't that obvious? What microsoft is referring to is that developers will not have to worry about... for example, clan support if integrated into xbox live and not specific to a game... it would be like the gamescore... developers don't have to worry about it.
the dashboard doesnt need any improvement at all in my opinion is fine the way it is like what else can we ask for but me personally i dont like the dashboard i prefer the xmb i find it easier to navigate tweeks will be just fine MS
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You can't fix what's perfect. lol, sony wishes they could do this.
this isnt a rumor its a lie, the fact that xna is coming will cause some kind of revamp for xna, if the 360mii comes then hats another type of revamp. tis rumor is bogus
You can only paint over a crappy color so many times.
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Hey my comment is true. You can only paint something so much before it starts to look worse than what it was. That said. Maybe M$ feels that the dashboard is where they like it and they feel that they don't need to do anymore improvements. I think a lot of people on this site must be having man periods because some of you are way too sensitive.
"RUMOR". Understand, rumor created by sony fan boy.
I'm sorry but this has to be complete bullsh!t. If it isn't you can expect one hell of a firestorm from the 360 community.
Isn't it too soon to be talking about another console right now?
"that no further additional features will be added to Xbox Live other than minor tweaks to improve performance." No further additional features! Now this has to be untrue, this means that MS will ultimately be shooting themselves in the foot. When Sony releases Home (Autumn) and then continue to update it with new features (Continuously) MS won't be adding any extra features to compete?! That doesn't sound all that sensible imo. Home is going to have full streaming movies and trailers embedded, MS appears to be backing away from using the 360 for digital distribution. I can believe the dashboard but not the features.
crazy, i wouldnt think microsoft would be stupid enough to do that, considering how the ps3 is evolving more and more with the xmb and with home coming up. This is either a big lie, or microsoft is just being stupid. Maybe they like it where it is, but damn, i here alot of 360 owners complain about the clutter, and ads. So i dont know, hope they dont stop for the sake of 360 owners, who want alittle more from the dashboard.
Generic. except you don't save money because they always looking in your pockets blatantly! there is absolutly nothing they can do that Sony can't do better! Sony forgot the best stuff m$ has ever thought of. pretenders of the crown! they will fall & hopefully by its mistreated gamers who are done getting squeezed to play the most addictive genre. Fps!!!
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