Microsoft’s upcoming console, the Xbox One, had a rough coming-out party. Online requirements angered fans while indie developers complained about the inability to self-publish their own titles.
Microsoft has since reversed its stance on both issues, first by allowing all Xbox Ones to work without online connections and then yesterday by announcing a set of indie-friendly features that rival its upcoming competitor’s, the PlayStation 4.
Given all these changes in policy, we wanted to know if the GamesBeat community has softened any past resentment toward the Xbox One. We took to Twitter and asked our followers if they felt more favorably about the upcoming system now than they did during last month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, when negative buzz for the Xbox One was at its peak. We posted a sampling of your responses below.
@GamesBeat I have zero faith in Microsoft. They only changed the policies because Sony had the upper hand. Not because they listened to fans
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— Karl Hering (@KarelHering) July 25, 2013
@GamesBeat Yes. The anti-consumer policies were initially a deal breaker. I’m still cautious about them returning, but it’s looking better.
— Danny Concepcion (@DConcepc) July 25, 2013
@GamesBeat Ya my opinion is still the same as before. Getting a Ps4 and a modded Xbox controller for it(I hate PS controllers).
— ThatGuyWithTheBeanie (@NicWColeman) July 25, 2013
@GamesBeat No. Their whole initial attitude burned the bridge for me. Who’s to say in the future they won’t do another 180?
— Jeff Novak II (@Jeff_Novak) July 25, 2013
@gamesbeat No. If I truly considered the core experience to be worthwhile for me, I’d have purchased it regardless of what it imposed.
— Farida K. Yusuf (@FaridaKYusuf) July 25, 2013
@GamesBeat Nope, still going with PS4. I dont want to see if it takes XB1 this many times to get it right with future features.
— MONARCH (@monarch_j) July 25, 2013
@GamesBeat I pre-ordered before the 180. I’m thankful to see some changes in their plan, but worries we might have lost more than we gained
— Alan Rappaport (@AlanRappa) July 25, 2013
@GamesBeat price and mandatory kinect were my main problems with it. they haven’t changed either, so no, my opinion stays the same
— Jackson Hadley (@JacksonHadley) July 25, 2013
Thanks again for all your responses! Stay tuned for more community questions, and be sure to follow us on Twitter to keep up with all our gaming coverage.