Microsoft has not been enjoying the wave of bad press surrounding the Xbox One. It must be a tough job trying to counter and respond to rumors started by your own ranking executives, and some at Microsoft are tired of taking the heat.
Microsoft’s Chief of Staff for Interactive Entertainment Aaron Greenberg took to Twitter to vent out a few frustrations recentl and answer fan concerns about the new Xbox One.
He has long stated that E3 will be solely about the games this year, but judging on the atmosphere surrounding the new console, there is sure to be a huge elephant in the room if many of these rumors are not officially put to rest.
Still, one comment has stuck out more than the rest with Greenberg replying to a fan angry over the 24 hour connection potential scenario:
A lot of assumptions but very little based on facts. We will share more at E3. We will get it right.
It is true that we have no facts, other than what Vice President Phil Harrison has stated on the record. What’s more interesting is the last sentence of his reply.
We will get it right. Is stating that you will get something “right” a second time a straight up admittance that you got it “wrong” the first time?
With all the controversy and buzz surrounding gamers’ issues with the Xbox One, what is the right step to take at E3? Is focusing solely on the games such a good idea anymore, or is it time to either flat out deny the rumors or own up and announce them in front of everyone?
Right now, I think the games are the least concern most gamers have with the Xbox One, which is a shame because that is what a gaming console is supposed to be about.
Seriously, are you more concerned about wondering if you will play Halo on the Xbox One or if Microsoft will check your connection once every 24 hours? One of them is guaranteed to happen.
Either way, E3 is the only time Microsoft has to put these rumors to bed because it will only infuriate gamers more if they do it quietly and slowly. I think most of us know that on the Internet, nothing happens quietly or slowly.