Phil Spencer on OS and Live issues: “We are playing SP & MP nightly. Anyone can post ‘stuff’ to the web”

Xbox One launch is shaping up to be a disaster soon as rumors of the OS being broken and Xbox Live stability issues are appearing all over the internet. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer denies these claims.

First of all, the rumor emerged from from doddscientifics, which is being run by famousmortimer, a NeoGAF users with apparent ties to some of the industry insiders. The track record of famousmortimer is pretty clean and most of the stuff he has leaked before has proven to be true. In his latest leak, he talks about Xbox One OS and Live having issues prior to launch. The gist of all this was that Xbox Live and OS were having severe issues. As posted by mortimer

The short story is that Xbox Live and the OS, especially in functions that involve XBL, are a complete fucking mess. One source says we aren’t talking weeks until it works correctly but “months.” Things like parties dropping people when moving from one thing to another. Connectivity issues. Missed invites. Friend requests not working, etc.

This is a bold claim right there and something that doesn’t look well for a console that is so close to launch. A twitter user approached Phil Spencer on this issue to which Phil Spencer replied that they were playing the SP and MP nightly. Anyone can post such ‘stuff’ to the internet. You can check out his tweet below.

When another user questioned his statement asking him that show us Ryse new build running on the actual hardware, Phil Spencer replied that there are tons of videos of the game already running on an Xbox One. He also talked about the game being playable at the Xbox One Tour.

What do you think of this statement? Do you think the rumor of Xbox Live and OS having issues is true? Let us know in the comments below.

Stay tuned to GearNuke for latest news and info on Xbox One.

Khurram Imtiaz

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  • BeaveVillage

    I’m with Microsoft on this one, things are way more solid with the One than they are with the bug-filled PS4.

  • BeaveVillage

    Far too many premature judgements going around regarding the XBOXOne…. it’s out of hand. Anyone can post stuff to the web.

    I could pretend I’m Yackel working on the XBOXOne operating environment and that it’s a 128-bit operating system, and my news would go around the Internet in seconds. How preposterous.

    XBOX One will sweep reviews and sales. I know 10 more people who own an XBOX 360 than who owns a PS3, and that is the current demographic for North America. 10 to 1. All those XBOX 360 owners are moving into the next console, not just because it’s the sequel to X360, but it will allow them to carry over their Live username and account information, including achievements–and we all know how powerful achievements are.

  • Lobato87

    I’ve played Ryse when the tour came to Chicago, it was fun and it looked really cool. The fighting system is like the Arkham games. They also had BF4, DR3, Forza, and KI. I only played BF4, KI, and Ryse. My girlfriend was tired and the lines were long so we went home, but I really liked what I saw. The only problems I noticed were the loading times for Forza.

  • AssassinZA

    The guy who leaked that shit must be a PS4 fanboy, Microsoft is a huge company they would never NOT fix something..Xbox one is amazing and people are trying to bring it down…Both consoles are going to kick ass get the one you want don’t try bring the one down because you have nothing better to do with your life..

  • neomahi-217

    As usual, the Execs. at Microsoft can’t be trusted and they’re not even GAMERS! Phil Harrison is busy doing whatever he’s doing, Phil Spencer is doing his jaw exorcises working on that underbite, Julie Green is gabbing away on her phone about the latest gossip and rumors–that aren’t even company related. And the guy from Nokia has no clue what’s going on. They’re part of the games division of none of them have even touched a controller save for Phil…. and Phil. Harrison always wanted to work at Microsoft but, I think he’s seeing the money and contract just aren’t worth it and is waiting for his contract to expire just as the others did and left as fast as they could. I think Harrison and even Larry Hyrb want to go to–and go back to Sony.

    Phil Spencer, you’re a liar and a cheat and you really should go see a dentist about that.

    • spideynut71

      “I think Harrison and even Larry Hyrb want to go to–and go back to Sony.”

      Larry Hyrb never worked for Sony, dumbass….and Harrison left because Sony shlt all over the work he did as global 1st party product manager by not sending game after game to die, with little promoting. NEITHER will ever go near Sony.

      • spydeenutseventyone

        he said “go to and go back to” calm your fanboyism and try some reading comprehension

        • spideynut71

          Wrong. Allow me to educate YOU on “reading comprehension”. “Harrison” came BEFORE “Larry Hyrb” in his comment, therefore respectively, “go to” belongs with Harrison, and “go back to” with Hyrb. It’s a simple 2nd Grade sentence structure thing…but I’m not surprised you don’t understand. Class dismissed.

    • HalfBlackCanadian

      I understand where you’re coming from but in a lot of ways we are where we are today because of non-gaming approaches to our past time. Before PS one brought multimedia and ‘adult’ games to the masses gamers were stuck in basements. If it wasn’t for DVD in PS2 and media streaming on Xbox a bunch of home theaters would have excluded these machines. If Indies didn’t start to make it big the whole ‘games as art’ debate would be non-existent. Non gaming applications and focus can often really help bring gaming to a lot more people… look at Apple. A few years back who would have thought it would give PSP/Vita or DS any challenge…

    • guest

      what a load of BS… Microsoft has been more forthwith than Sony. Who has revealed more specs? Who has talked more to the press? Sony has stayed quiet and let their army of ponies make up a bunch of stories.

  • joe

    Jeez who gives a fuck. If you preordered an X1 get it, if you preordered a PS4 get it. I personnally am getting the PS4 this holiday because it’s cheaper that’s it, but will be getting THE XB1 at a later time for sure when i get the cash for it. People need to stop bad talking the other system. Get whatever the fuck system you want and don’t give a shit about the other. If i was an xbox fan i would look up xbox news etc etc and not even eye the ps4 ones and vice versa. People are getting so offended and start gloating as if they “won” what the hell did you win? If Xbox one does better did you lose because you’re having fun on a PS4? If PS4 does better did you lose because your having a kickass time on xbox? Everyone that picks sides for these consoles are idiots. /end rant

    • HalfBlackCanadian

      This x1,000

  • Michael Clanton

    reporting rumors and these stupid sites reporting as if its true is pathetic…this is why game fans and fame journalism will never be taken serious… opinons based on rumors and not fact…you can tell this is a ps fanboy by the opening line of the launch is going to be a disaster..hmmm i guess we will see when the npd results are out after the launches.
    You see that…its called waiting for facts before making a judgement.
    I am not saying the xbox one or the ps4 will be bad or good, but how about waiting for the damn systems to come out before we bash them…idiots.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    NO matter what happening with MS and XB1 only the negative get posted and dragged on to hell. Anything positive about MS and XB1 quickly get dismiss with words saying “its about time MS.” Than the sites, people, TROLLERS move on and wait for the next negative thing to TROLL MS on. Enough already move on.

    • Tagan8tr

      and yet you feel the need to defend as if your future relies on it

      • GuyBey0ndC00L

        Not defending MS in anyway. Just tired of this mindless trolling and negative post everywhere. And not just this subject. I search hard for positive MS and Xbox One news. But all sites seem to care about is posting up negative things. Its getting a little old already. I just want to see some great games. I don’t care what systems great game are on in the end.

  • dirkradke

    I suppose the information is valid from a certain point of view if you trust the source. Since there really isn’t enough information on which to base any solid data on my end why should I trust the source that leaked that information? In addition I haven’t had these troubles on my X-Box Live account. Has all other issues of connectivity outside of Microsoft’s responsibility been discounted as a source of the problem? I have 5 or 6 more questions like that to try and determine fault and how to fix it and I bet the source isn’t going to answer any of them. So, once again why should I automagically blame Microsoft? PS: X-Box One (aka: stupid name, should have called it XB3)

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      I’ll be my own judge of both the XB1 AND PS4 when I have them in my hands.

      • dirkradke

        Works for me. 🙂

  • Mr. Big Black Bangala

    Little jerks everywhere, able to troll you on the internet because you’ll buy the Xb1, but if you want to talk about it in real life they will stay at home. :[

    • bla bla black bangala

      that made no sense

  • AdachiTohru

    Why does he avoid the question ? He should just say ” no its not true” , but he just doesnt answer

    • spideynut71

      Learn to f*cking read, son. He answered their questions….he just didn’t say what the trolls wanted to hear, so they continue making stupid statements.

  • Blaze Blue

    I can tell you this, in the long run this is not going to help them get people to browse the rest of their website. Keep it up folks what ever you think you are doing is right well you are dead wrong.

  • Benjamin Anson ツ

    Pure rumours, if this were LIVE was such a “mess” then 360 users would be having problems with online. The Xbox One and 360 both use Xbox LIVE. There isn’t an XBL for 360 and an XBL for One.

    • AdachiTohru

      Its not the same code

  • mdoc0

    I don’t care anymore about specs just wait till march all my xboxone friends TITANFALL enough said enjoy kz3 will it lasts ps4 users lmfao

    • Tagana8tr

      TITANFALL is out for PC Genius everyone with a halfway decent pc will be able to play it…

  • TristanPR77

    Funny how everyone enters automatically in denial mode and none of you have the balls to analyze What’s going on and rather ignore it. This has nothing to do with the PS4 and yet you put blame on Sony. Grow up, don’t be a fanatical xbot fanboy.

  • SHU

    Well done, Sony soldiers are working hard to WIN. Timing is crucial to rain the Xbone parade!
    A Riga Tou Go Zaimash

    • TristanPR77

      Wow, this is the most childish and desperation effort I have seen from the Xbots. This make you look really bad and desperate.

      • you need not know

        oh please tristan! ive seen so much bullshit from sony ponies over the last 5 months. go fuck yourself and your comment.

        • mathMaticks


    • mathMaticks

      M$’s xbox720(p)- is programed in India, and Made in China…? WTF. are you talking about?? -that OS will show off those great programming skillz


    • Sanjo

      Everone who buys an xbox one should thank Sony if Microsoft had their way you would have no used games to sell, have to be online at all times and have kinect spying on you 24/7. Where I come from we have a saying about greedy companies who want to make more than a fair profit it’s called ” Taking your eye’s out” that’s what Microsoft tried to do with box one and if you buy their console who’s to say they won’t try again at a later date?

  • Edonus

    The Sony Droid army is just pulling out all the stops now. I guess its less than a month away when every one lifts up the Ps4 skirt and realize its not carved fro gods toe nail. You know its only launching with 2 major exclusive games made for it.

    Now all of a sudden XBL doesnt work,come on. To top it of we have a major figure from MS saying there is no issues. In the real world i will be going with the word of a officer of the company.

    In the Sony Circle Jerk they listen to any random village idiot as long as his comment is negative of the X1. And they treated like prophets as they all gather around in the sony circle jerk and handle each other.

    Funny thing you got some clown on Twiiter trying to heckle the a high up official then he clowns him. Ryse looks so good they just can believe it is running on real consoles.

    • Michael.

      Fear The 4 Musketqueers!

      • guest

        lol, this is really the most pathetic trolling I have seen in a long time.

        • This_Games_hero

          I wanna punch Yoshida’s fat chipmunk face so bad…

  • Ggggggrrreat

    Enough bullshit. seems everybody is looking to make Xbox one look bad. Yes there will be bugs in the new consoles even your precious ps4 will b buggy.

  • HalfBlackCanadian

    Negative Xbox One articles get traffic. That’s all.
    Case in point: when is the last time you’ve heard ANYTHING regarding PS4? I mean honestly, MS is being far more showing of any and everything where Sony just sits back, says nothing, and they are ignored by the mases. I;m by no means saying they have the same or as many ‘issues’ but I have yet to see anything outside of a severely controlled environement (or actually controlled by Sony peeps) besides Knack and Killzone.

    • Dennis Crosby

      I agree if you search google to see how many XB1 searches its been its almost a billion the xb1 is a hot topic and a money making subject for alot of websites

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      All this negative press don’t phase me, I’m still getting XB1. The negative noise about XB1 is like a bad Game Review and the game ends up being the hottest game ever. Trolls, the dead horse is beaten already just move on. XB1 will be amazing no doubt about it.

      • The Wolf 47

        I honestly don’t believe rumors. I believe facts.
        We won’t know until the consoles comes out but I doubt it’ll be that bad.

    • neomahi-217

      No. Sony had their run with the PlayStation Network outage–while everyone else is getting hacked, but its not a big deal anymore because Sony learned how to deal with the problem and everyone–including Microsoft, learned they weren’t invincable. Microsoft was just as susceptible to being hacked as Sony, Sony just pissed off the hackers more. Microsoft has been bragging for years that they can’t be hacked but now, they’re thinking twice.

      What about the cost of the PlayStation 3? Sony are just learning from the past and have been fixing things and trying to establish a good relationship with their consumers. That’s what you’re seeing and that’s why everyone loves them. Sony is all about making their gamers happy, not trying to stick them and screw them over the best way they can. If its polotics and smoke and mirrors, then Sony just does it better than Microsoft and has the better marketing this time.

      • HalfBlackCanadian

        Sorry to take this out on you but if you honestly think that Sony, a corporation, gives a rats ads about you beyond your wallet, then you have a lot to learn in life. Sony is not a non-profit organization and therefore could care less about your betterment. Everything they do to win you over is in direct interest of getting you to buy their stuff. Is it working currently? Yes. Should they be rewarded? Yes. Is MS making mistakes? Yes. Is it near enough to warrant the backlash? No.

    • Virdin Barzey

      There are folks clearly going after Microsoft and the XBOX One. People may think its funny but I’ve been gaming for a long time and have not seen anything quite like this for a system launch. Makes me wonder.

      Think about it people XBL is mess? Really? The one thing that MS has done better that just about everyone is a mess? Won’t be surprise if someone is being paid to keep the negative press going against the XB1.

      I’m getting both systems so I want them both to do well. Its the only way to get even better games. Stop trashing these systems until we have facts. Not stupid rumors that people are pull out of the air. Give us facts or shut your trap.

  • Michael.

    Internet gossip, anything and everything can be true if you read it on the internet….!!!! take it all with a pinch of salt people.

    • SwappingFrom360toPS4

      well if there is one thing that i know…

      it is that 99% of the bad rumors about the XB1 have proven to be true!

      • HalfBlackCanadian

        Which ones? I’m honestly curious what has prover true, confirmed, 100% so far.

        • Scotty K

          don’t bother asking for a legit answer 13 yr olds will believe anything 🙂

        • SwappingFrom360toPS4

          theres have been lots of things…

          DRM, always on, mandatory kinect, 900p/720p, etc. list goes on.

          • HalfBlackCanadian

            Always on and DRM are the same thing. 720/900p isn’t confirmed yet (and honestly who cares). Ms never hid the fact that Kinect as

          • SwappingFrom360toPS4

            i mean, these were rumors before the xbox one was even announced.
            and they ended up true.

            and 720p/900p not confirmed? killer instinct? ryse? =P

          • HalfBlackCanadian

            Both of those were freely given info from the revs I thought (KI for sure was no secret). I’m referring to full-out rumors that are ignored/denied then proven true.

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