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The New Xbox Experience: Now with even less features!

by Erik Johnsen

Anybody who has been closely following the New Xbox Experience due to be launched on November 19 already knows that the Netflix sharing feature promoted at E3 won’t be part of the launch.

Today another feature was struck down from the list for launch. The Xbox Live Primetime won’t be available until next Spring (as will the Netflix sharing). The first show to be featured on Primetime was to be 1 vs. 100 with real-world prizes, although little has been revealed about the feature since.

Found on Gamasutra:

Xbox Live Primetime is being produced in conjunction with television production house Endemol – the company behind programs such as Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, 1 vs 100 and Fear Factor. The programmed series of games are to feature real-world prizes and live moderation.

So, it appears there will a little less bang for the launch this November as Microsoft has been said to be concentrating on the new dashboard functionality and avatar features.

Source: Gamasutra

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  • ChrisWanker

    Deal or No Deal, 1 vs 100 and Fear Factor…

    All really dumb game shows! Couldn't care less about them. It good that they got pushed back!!!

  • it seems like every week that passes by has another feature that we seem to lose on the update, I'm not liking this trend

  • Come on, who didn't see this coming. One thing you learn in the gaming industry – EVERYONE OVER PROMISES.

  • pharmboy044

    It seems like this is the new thing to do. Over promise and get your fans all excitd than cut back on the features that don't seem the most important. Sony has done it with Home and now Xbox with the NXE. This is the reason why I've stopped getting excited for any kind of news until it actually comes to fruition.

    Welcome to the future… we promise you a delicious burger but all you get is the bun!

  • Jelloshotts

    Wow shocking. I give Sony credit on this. They say stuff way to early but it comes when it comes. M$ says stuff late (when it ready in there book) then shuts it down. O well could care less about both.

  • Pharmboy I agree they promise everything than we get nothing, why not announce the basics and when they release a full package they look like the hero's by delivering us a lot more than they originally announced.