Xbox One Unusable Without Day One Patch

Console launches rarely go off without a hitch, and it looks like the Xbox One will be no exception. In an interview with Engadget, Microsoft admitted that the Xbox One would be effectively useless without a patch coming on day one.

Senior Director Albert Penello, when asked what gamers could do with the new console out of the box said, "Nothing. You need the Day One update." Adding, "You're gonna need to take this update. It's not gonna be really an optional thing."

Current consoles are being manufactured with an outdated version of the operating system, and it highlights what we've known for some time now -- that even though these brand new consoles are already a couple of years behind modern PCs, this generation is being rushed to market.

Create a new thread in the US News comments forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
Comment from the forums
    Your comment
    Top Comments
  • ikaz
    Umm the PS4 will have a day one patch look it up can't even play Blu rays movies with out it, it seems all consoles have this issues (Xbox one, and Wii U). The best thing about consoles in the "golden" years was just put a game in and play. Now you have to update the consoles then patch the games as well. I don't know why people just save the heache and invest in a PC.
  • Other Comments
  • mobrocket
    this makes no sense at all. So what does the O/S being shipped with the unit good for?
  • 06yfz450ridr
    red ring, red ring haha
  • de5_Roy
    so.. people will be buying a piece of brick on day one? nice going microsoft :pt1cable: