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Xbox One problems subtle when games crash

Some Xbox One problems might not be so obvious at first and this was certainly the case for games crashing in our hands-on since launch. We mentioned we had spent all weekend playing games on Xbox One when we published a first impression of Xbox One voice control, but what we didn’t state at the time was that a few games jumped back to the dashboard.

When you click the middle button on the Xbox One controller you can return to the dashboard really quickly and still see the game or app running in a window. This transition is really smooth, thanks to software enhancements and increased hardware specs like better memory, so if you jumped back to the dashboard you could easily think you did it by mistake. If you do this, then just click the window with your game running and you’ll be straight back into the game again.

Following our hands-on time with Xbox One this past weekend, we have seen a number of reports about Xbox One consoles crashing and certain games crashing. After looking at these news reports, it’s now obvious this is what happened to us over the weekend rather than user error with the buttons.

In fact, once you click back into the game you’ll notice that the game needs to reload on many occasions and this separates a crash from just jumping out of the window on purpose.


After experiencing the above, it confirms that some Xbox One problems will be very subtle especially with games crashing. This might be seen as a good thing to not impact your experience too much, but in some cases it will be very annoying and certainly not welcomed in this way by causing some confusion about what happened.

The Xbox One games that crashed on us included FIFA 14, Dead Rising 3 and Battlefield 4. This might hint at the problem being Xbox One system software related and not necessarily related to the game and in need of an update, so we might need to wait until the next system software update.

Have you found some games or apps crashing to the Xbox One dashboard, and if so what games were they? It is interesting to see a lot of the gaming community having more faith in other consumers to help find a solution or temporary fix to this crash problem, rather than Microsoft.

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Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

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