De dames en heren van Stomped hebben een kort interview met Kevin Bachus van Microsoft gepost over de X-box. Dť vraag die gesteld wordt: zijn de X-Box games niet vol met bugs?
Jcal: Some have expressed worries that the inclusion of a hard drive in X-Box will encourage developers to rush a game out thinking a patch can be put in later if the game contains bugs. What will Microsoft's policy be for developers to keep them from doing such a thing?
Bachus: Three things will ensure that X-Box software is free from bugs. First, our certification process will ensure that products conform to a certain level of quality before they hit store shelves. Second, because every X-Box will be exactly identical, developers can ensure that games run the same on each and every system -- reducing the time it would take to check compatibility with dozens of devices and drivers. Finally, X-Box games will not be "installed" on the hard drive. Like any console game, they will execute from the DVD, but they will be able to use the hard drive to advance gameplay in new ways, such as storing more temporary data and streaming data more quickly than what's possible from the slower DVD drive. Because the application doesn't live on the hard drive, there's no application to patch.
Verder wordt gezegd dat er nog geen mascotte voor de X-Box verzonnen is.