Microsoft’s Phil Harrison on policy reversals: some of the things we proposed were “a little too far into the future”

Microsoft’s Phil Harrison has admitted to EDGE that some of the things that the company proposed for the Xbox One were a “a little too far into the future.” Harrison was referring to Microsoft’s Xbox One policy reversals. He said:

I think when you create a vision of the future, you paint the vision of the future that you are most excited about. But we got clear feedback that some of the things we were proposing were perhaps a little too far into the future. So we changed. We took feedback from the community; we changed our plans. We think that’s a good thing.

Elsewhere in the interview, Harrison confidently stated that Microsoft is beating Sony in terms of software line-up. He also downplayed the suggestion that the policy reversals were linked to Don Mattick’s departure.