November 07, 2008
Xbox execs promise: No Live meltdown during NXE rollout
Well, let's hope so. In an interview with Eurogamer, "New Xbox Experience" manager Jerry Johnson says that the Xbox team learned its lesson after Live crashed and burned in a crush of new users last December. "Many things have changed since then," Johnson told Eurogamer, "and we realized the kind of growth trajectory we were on and had to prepare for it." I'm assuming that means the Live servers will be ready come Nov. 19, when the massive, top-to-bottom Dashboard revamp (a.k.a., the New Xbox Experience) goes out to millions of 360 gamers. Will the servers be able to handle the load? Guess we'll find out.