The Xbox platform has been able to improve over time, but today there are still many ways to optimize it in order to satisfy as many people as possible. The WindowsCentral site conducted a survey asking Xbox gamers what bothered them about the brand’s ecosystem; interesting findings result.
Lots of topics brought up by Xbox fans
Since the Xbox One era and the change of direction at Xbox, the brand has been on the rise. The latest consoles released are powerful and of high quality, the Xbox Game Pass is a very popular service and the brand continues to attract more people. A big Xbox update arrives almost every month and yet there are still many areas for improvement.
the site WindowsCentral collected the wishes of a thousand Xbox fans and categorized the responses into several points. As the site points out, there’s nothing very scientific about it, but it nevertheless paints a picture of what’s most problematic for Xbox enthusiasts right now.
We cannot really say that a major problem emerges today from the answers, but we nevertheless note subjects which come up regularly.
- The recording / image / video capture function (Game DVR) at 17%
- Problems related to the Xbox OS and the interface at 16%
- Support for Japanese games on Xbox at 14%
- The subject of games developed internally at Microsoft at 12%
- Improved the success system to 8%
A glimpse of what we live on a daily basis
When the editor, Jez Corden, adds details on the answers he may have received, we are not really surprised by the answers given since most of the time they are subjects raised many times by users of the Brand. We see it with the Xbox community on social media or on the Discord Xboxygen, many of you regularly mention these different things to improve at Xbox.
- Xbox Game DVR : Capturing and sharing images and videos on Xbox is a pain. Despite the addition of a share button, Xbox has still not been able to make the principle simple and effective to use. While improvements were planned for 2021, the subject is now on the list of Xbox priorities for 2022, phew!
- The Xbox interface and its OS : Jez Corden lumped a lot of complaints into this category, and he points out that a lot of them are about those tiles that are actually advertisements for content. We also note that the interface is not in HDR, that it is often much too slow compared to that of PlayStation and that the connection with Discord is also missing.
- Games from Japanese studios : the subject has come up many times on the table and we were just talking about it a few days ago when the series Final Fantasy remained with Sony. Efforts have been made in recent years, but there is still a long way to go before big Japanese games come to Xbox at the same time as PlayStation.
- Xbox Achievements : this is another subject that we have been able to address several times. Last November, Xbox confirmed that leads were being studied for improve achievements on xbox and during our survey, you were a majority to claim the arrival of a Platinum success on Xbox.
- Xbox first-party games are also a concern for Xbox fans. While PlayStation regularly releases big titles, Xbox studios are still struggling to maintain a pace of the same ilk. 2021 has been a busy year for Xbox, but the brand is still missing games such as Last of Us, God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn and other Ghost of Tsushima. In his responses, Jez confirms that many gamers have been clamoring for “high-quality cinematic third-person action games” like God of War and Horizon to come to Xbox.
As the Xbox brand appeals to more people, expectations will also grow. Among the responses, there is also a request for a subscription Xbox Game Pass Famille, Microsoft Rewards support in other regions, and game localization issues, including language support for games developed in-house at Xbox.
As we said at the beginning of the article, the majority of the subjects discussed here are not new, but it is important to remember what the players want so that their wishes can be heard. The good news is that the brand has clearly been listening to its community for a few years, and that some of the topics discussed here will find answers as early as 2022.