Xbox One Update Failed to Fix Crucial Problems

Xbox OneThe recent Xbox One update has failed to fix some crucial problems and complaints, and they could push Microsoft further away from rival Sony. The Playstation 4 continues to dominate the games console sales, with a reported six million consoles now sold since its release at the end of 2013.

Microsoft needs to do something to pull gamers back, and it is reportedly going to do that by adding Twitch from March 11. This update coincides with the release of Titanfall, a hopefully popular sci-fi shooting game. Twitch will allow users to stream games live and save their game footage to be able to watch it at a later date. It is the first time that Xbox One users will be able to live stream their games.

According to Emmett Shear, CEO for Twitch, the update will also allow gamers to broadcast their current gaming through their Kinect camera. This is something that was previously only available through the Playstation 4 and has had some negative outcomes. Up until now, Xbox fans have been able to upload their recorded games and watch others’ footage through Twitch.

Twitch was only founded in 2011 and already has over a million broadcasters on a monthly basis, and has more traffic than sites like Amazon and Hulu. However, Yusuf Mehdi from Microsoft’s Xbox said that Twitch was too limiting. The only reason he has reconsidered the move is due to the popularity and requests from other gamers.

However, there are still crucial problems for the Xbox One that the recent update has failed to fix. Many customers want to see these problems fixed before new features are added, and it could be these problems that have led to Sony’s domination in the gaming market.

One annoying issue for Xbox Live fans is that the new flagship console does not have a pop-up to say when people have logged in. However, the developers have made one change. Party Chat will automatically be turned on when people start parties with their friends. According to Microsoft, the update will eventually be added.

There is no local media playback available yet. This causes problems for those who want to watch digital copies of their movies or to play music in the background. While that may seem like a small issue for non-Xbox 360 fans, it was widely used and customers want it back. It also suggests that the Xbox One is not yet that “all-in-one entertainment device” the company promised it would be.

Automatically signing into Xbox Live is possible, but only through one method. This uses the Kinect camera and facial recognition. While it seems like a high-tech move, there are some limitations including customers finding that their faces are not recognized when wearing hats or facial hair. The Xbox 360 allowed customers to set their device to automatically sign in, and there was never the need for the Kinect to do that. This is something that many customers want.

Many of these are crucial problems for Microsoft. If the developers do not add them in the next update, it could lead to rival Sony gain more customers. People want to see some of their favorite capabilities from the 360 on the new device, but have been crucial problems that the latest update for the Xbox One has still failed to fix.

By Alexandria Ingham


Business Insider

The Verge

9 Responses to "Xbox One Update Failed to Fix Crucial Problems"

  1. Evo Stormz   March 14, 2014 at 6:14 am

    Only a couple problems i have is that when im playing a game and my brother walks into the room it automatically signs him in, while the game im playing stutters as its trying to do everything at once. I have not found the setting that will stop the kinect from automatically signing him in. Only solutions i have found, is A) disconnect the Kinect, or B) De-list his account from my Xbox.
    Other problem is the blu-ray playback. The audio only seems to sync properly when it feels like it. I’ve seen people agree that unchecking the 24hz box does the trick, but doesnt work for me. only thing that works is uninstalling and re-installing the app, and even that doesn’t always work.

    Other then that, I love my Xbox One.

  2. mark   March 13, 2014 at 2:17 am

    battery level hasnt been fixed yes there is now an onscreen icon when u press a button, but still no warning when your battery is about to die leaving you mid game with a lifeless controller

  3. ritamosuno   March 11, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    So… This article says that the lack of a popup notification for friends coming online will drive people to Sony, but fails to mention that the PS4 also lacks this feature.

  4. Yo Daddy   March 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm


    Stop being a fan boy and act responsibly and impartial as the press should, or should we not take your writing seriously? After all, you are just reporting on a videogame system.


    Yo Daddy

    • Alexandria Ingham   March 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      Yo Daddy,

      Firstly, my name is not Alex, it is Alexandria. I am not a “fan boy;” in fact, I am female.

      I’m not a fan of any one particular system. I am reporting on a story, and that is that there are some issues with the Xbox One that the updates have failed to fix.

  5. el bono   March 11, 2014 at 6:30 am

    about playing blu ray copies? will this be solved?

  6. Fed up   March 10, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Party is broken with the new update ….. Black screen is still there when switching screen t

  7. mr scoop   March 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Headline is Misleading.

    Xbox One has DLNA and currently acts as a reciver which is more than adequate, all you need to do is download the Xbox music and Xbox free video apps from the store, you can then play to the Xbox One from PC, ANDROID or IOS, Use PLAYTO on PC, Android and IOS users can just install the free app Skifta and the Xbox One will be recognised and then anything that can be played on those devices can also stream to the Xbox One. (movies, music, photos etc)
    If you want old school the Xbox One Blue-Ray drive will still play CDs.

    The PS4 is totally locked out from any media capability, you can’t even play any music without a subscription to Sony music service !!!!.. so the Xbox One is already far ahead on the media capability’s..

    And now MS have announced USB capability on the next update they will go even further ahead.

  8. pr3d470r   March 10, 2014 at 10:37 am

    …so the Xbox won’t recognize me if I’m wearing a mask? I want my money back. I barely walk in the room and it recognizes me. you can still sign in the traditional way. you can play music in the background if its snapped. you can also snap your activity log so you can watch what everyone is doing and play all at the same time that is; if your obsessive about knowing what everyone is doing 24/7. I found the constant pop-up of friends getting online annoying anyway. if they get online and want to chat or play they can join my party. you don’t get a popup on your phone every time someone gets on Facebook but somehow we still manage to stay in touch with one another… so I think “failed” is a little strong. could the new Xbox still use a little tweaking here and there? ….sure but “failed” …no

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