When November 22nd hits, many of you will be setting up your brand new Xbox One console. But, long gone are the days of the N64 Christmas Kid. You won't be able to simply unwrap the box and get to playing. No, you'll want to grab a sandwich and download and install a mandatory day one update.
According to Marc Whitten, the download will take "between 15 and 20 minutes for most users." That's a lot better than what Wii U owners had to endure.
"That's frankly just a difference in manufacturing schedules versus software schedules," Whitten told IGN. "We just wanted to be clear that that hasn't changed, that you have to go online to get the software update for day one, then you wouldn't have to be connected after that."
And of course, this will not be the end of updates for Xbox One. Whitten promises that "like we have done with Xbox 360, we will continue to learn from what customers want and love to iterate on the best dashboard experience." We have to admit, however, that we're quite fond of what Microsoft has in store for Xbox One.