Earlier today, Microsoft released a short and thankfully straightforward statement, addressing many of the questions resulting from the clumsy and vague handling that characterized their post–XBox One-announcement audience attitude. You can find several full texts with the full details here.
I’m often a fan of full disclosure. I find it refreshingly rare in a market ever more focused on aggressive marketing and hyperbolic 30-second explosions of sound and fury. And the clarity of Microsoft’s statements about several of the key features, requirements, and restrictions of the Xbox ONE certainly was refreshingly honest.
It’s just unfortunate that it’s not the kind of truth that console gamers want to hear.