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Your new Xbox One won’t do much without the day one patch

Imagine it’s November 22nd: You’ve got your shiny new Xbox One from the local games merchant, you’ve got it home, and it’s time to video game. Aw shucks, the internet is out! But that’s okay, as you’ve got yourself a physical game disc ready to go. Sadly, it looks like you’ve got yourself a $500 paperweight until your ISP comes back online. “Functionally, you will be able to do very little without taking the day one update,” Microsoft senior director of product management Albert Penello told Engadget in a recent interview. We posed just such a scenario to him, and asked what we could do with an Xbox One out of the box. “Nothing. You need the Day One update,” he said.

We’ve known since June that the Xbox One would require such an update, but not how comprehensive it will be. “A lot of the apps come with the day one update because they wouldn’t have even been done,” Penello added. “You’re gonna need to take this update. It’s not gonna be really an optional thing’.” Essentially, the Xbox One currently being manufactured contains a relatively old version of the console’s operating system, and thus the need for such an update. That even games are unplayable may seem a bit extreme, but it’s a measure of the system’s software being updated until the very last minute. Fingers crossed your internet service is strong as we head toward launch later this month!

Filed under: Gaming, Software, HD, Microsoft



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