Xbox One Dashboard Can't Be Shown Due To Licensing Issues, Says Albert Penello
Gamers have been begging the higher-ups at Microsoft to dispel the rumors that the Xbox One will be the Xbox 720p Done come November 22nd. The social media space has been burning up with requests from gamers for Microsoft to show direct feed footage of the Xbox One's dashboard to prove the naysayers wrong and that the recent video of the Xbox One OS crashing was just a one-off case. However, according to Microsoft's director of product planning, Albert Penello, they can't do such a thing due to licensing and logistics issues.
A certain Shawn Kuse asked the Microsoft executive on Twitter why Microsoft won't just come forward and crush the rumors by providing irrefutable facts – or more substantially, direct feed video footage. Here's what Albert Penello had to say to the eager Xbox Brony...
The "doctored up" version that Kuse is talking about refers to this brief video right here where it's impossible to tell exactly how well the dashboard operates given the lack of information and detail and since it's a professionally made promotional video. Just in case, you can also watch the promo below.
Many people came forward to defend Penello and the mini 'M' for standing by the decision to not release direct feed footage of the real Xbox One OS and dashboard to the public, citing that sometimes Microsoft has copyrighted material on the dashboard that could cause serious issues if they decided to host it on a site like YouTube or TwitchTV. Well, whose fault is it that Microsoft decided to optimize the dashboard for ads?
I mean, if someone decided to pay a non-fanboy to troubleshoot the scenario, the non-fanboy might say something like “How about Microsoft records the footage from a cell phone or use a digital camera and just blur out the copyrighted dashboard material? Or better yet, just not monetize the video?”
However, the above logic would suggest that monkeys aren't in charge and that all the negative rumors actually need to be dispelled, or else the gaming community at large might see all the exact same rumors from different sources and actually believe them to be true. And of course, Microsoft can't have people thinking that they're actually trying to do something right, heck, Ballmer and Mattrick might still have jobs if they did something like that.
There is, however, an alternative explanation for the situation: The Xbox One's dashboard really is in shambles.
Earlier today Microsoft's executive vice president, Phil Spencer, was hammered about the exact same situation as Albert Penello, but instead of providing proof that the Xbox One's OS was properly operable, Spencer stated that tossing a video online wouldn't prove much of anything, since “anyone can put a video online”.
However, dodging opportunities to prove the naysayers wrong and feeding into the rampant troll mentality of some gaming communities has led many gamers to believe that Microsoft has something to hide, like a husband who won't let his wife see his collar, even though she thinks that she saw lipstick stains. If the husband is hiding the collar and won't show that there are no lipstick stains, it stands to reason that there are lipstick stains. Just saying.
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