KMakawa wrote:The likely reason that it had been delayed so long is for them to rework the always-online thing..
Hardly........Microsoft don't need to make any announcements if people are doing their advertising/marketing for them. On top of that if a lot of circulating rumours are bad press then it only serves to make them much look better when they can make the announcements and confirm that it is all a load of b*****ks.
I very much doubt that they even have time for reworking any online components, hardware or software in the time frames that people are talking about. Not only that, last minute changes when the release schedule is already tight would mean a huge loss and wasted resources. I don't know why people have to make all these excuses up regarding these companies....it's not like it's the first time they have released anything, it's not like they haven't got a clue what they're doing.