Microsoft Xbox Co-Founder Nat Brown Bashes On The State Of The Console

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Nat Brown is a former Xbox engineer and co-founder that has blasted Microsoft for letting gamers down with “five years of failure.” Nat Brown was one of the leading engineers and came up with the name of the console. The Xbox has sold over 76 million units and Xbox Live has around 46 million paying subscribers.

“Microsoft has jumped its own shark and is out stomping through the weeds,” said Nat Brown. “Their home town is on fire, their soldiers, their developers, are tired and deserting, and their supply-lines are broken.”

Brown said that Microsoft is squandering their massive installed user base and passionate fans. This failure to innovate and the prevention of developers to easily make and sell games on Apple, Google, and Valve gives them an obvious advantage.

“Why can?t I write a game for xBox tomorrow using $100 worth of tools and my existing Windows laptop and test it on my home xBox or at my friends? houses? Why can?t I then distribute it digitally in a decent online store, give up a 30% cut and strike it rich if it?s a great game, like I can for Android, for iPhone, or for iPad?” said Brown.

Brown added that the Xbox operating system is “creaky, slow, and full-of-shit.” It has confusing menus, bugs, and it has an obtuse membership program added Brown.

[Source: HuffPo]