Month after month Microsoft has been trying to muster the same amount of hype and positivity that Sony is receiving with the PlayStation 4. Since that rueful day in June, the company has been on its heels trying to correct the image of the Xbox One. It's done surprisingly well, all things considered, but some of the releases of information pertaining to the console have been less than stellar. Rather than Sony's grand revelations at various industry events, Microsoft has been content to simply reveal information along the way. While this keeps backlashes like we saw at E3 from happening, it also means things are certainly less exciting, and more likely to be dismissed as negative.
With all of the conflicting reports and bad press, many are clamoring for Microsoft to announce the release date of the Xbox One, it does launch in November, which is only eight weeks away now, mind you. And Sony already had their big reveal, certainly Microsoft needs to do so as soon as possible, right? But Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) has take to Reddit to defend his company yet again today saying, "The Xbox One program has been in development for years, so calling it 'Rushed' is incorrect. Did we have a few challenges between May and August? Sure. But we are working on our own schedule - not any one else's."
No one can imagine what a day in the shoes of a Microsoft's employee working on the Xbox One is like. The constant barrage of hatred and insults has to get on everyone's nerves and that might be showing in Hyrb as these latest comments seem to have a vexed tone to them.
"I actually just want to set the record straight. Not just spit out PR BS. I won't and don't do that."
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