GAMING CONSOLE MAKER Microsoft has delayed its updated Xbox 360 dashboard rollout.
Across the country Xbox users probably woke up quite excited about the new dashboard for the console. Unfortunately we've just discovered that Microsoft has delayed it for an unknown length of time.
Xbox spokesman Major Nelson tweeted:
FYI: The timing for Xbox 360 dashboard update has been slightly delayed. I’ll have a status update later today— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) December6, 2011
It's possible that the download will still be available today but we won't know until later, of course. We've contacted Microsoft for more information but have not heard anything back yet.
One of The INQUIRER staff members checked for the update this morning and found nothing but we didn't panic and assumed it would be available later in the day.
When it does eventually tip up, the new look dashboard will bring better Kinect functionality, cloud storage for game saves, deeper Facebook integration and the long awaited Lovefilm service.
We're keeping an eye out for any further information about the Xbox 360 dashboard update and will keep you posted.
Microsoft has responded and said, "We are still working to get the release out. Stay tuned, we'll have an update this evening on when it will begin rolling out."
The download is now available for all Xbox Live members and started rolling out in the early hours of this morning. Major Nelson posted the following tweets about the software update including an apology.
"We are a go! The #XboxUpdate is currently on its way to all 35 million Xbox LIVE members around the world (1/2)"
"We apologize for today's delay and hope that you will be thrilled with your new Xbox experience. #XboxUpdate"
To add salt to the wounds, not all gamers have been able to download the upgrade following the delay.
"Some Xbox LIVE members are getting a connection error when signing in to LIVE. We are aware of the issue and the team is working it!" added Nelson. µ
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