Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg has taken to Twitter to thank the gaming community for its, ahem, forthrightness about Xbox One, and promised that the firm will clear up unanswered questions at E3 in a couple of weeks.
Though a tasty piece of hardware, the new Xbox has attracted controversy over Microsoft's mostly unexplained handling of pre-owned sales, the console's online focus and the publisher's reserving the bulk of Xbox One game announcements for E3. Here's Greenberg (who serves as chief of staff for Interactive Entertainment) on all that:
Thanks to everyone for your comments and feedback, we are definitely listening.— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) May 29, 2013
Microsoft's decision to stick with its existing Xbox Live publishing policy has also drawn censure from some independent developers, who view the requirement to partner with a publisher as a costly restriction, but Greenberg insists that there will always be a place for independently created games on the Xbox platform.
@sdgames thanks for the note, don't worry, our team loves indie devs too...more to come!— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) May 23, 2013
Finally, here are a few thoughts from last week on the event itself, when the backlash was at its fiercest.
@thijsvandertuin mood is positive, good to be able to start sharing what we are doing. But too many details to cover in one day. Stay tuned.— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) May 23, 2013
@z0mbiepixel A lot of assumptions but very little based on facts. We will share more at E3. We will get it right.— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) May 23, 2013
Jonty's looking forward to Xbox One. Are you?