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Xbox director of product planning Albert Penello has responded to rumors claiming that the Xbox One is experiencing eleventh hour development issues ahead of its November launch.

The rumors centered around several unnamed developers who claimed that the latest Xbox One SDK was suffering from numerous bugs. “There is a really bizarre phenomenon going on right now where the frenzy for news, drama, and behind-the-scenes dealings is clouding logic and reason,” he wrote on Reddit.

“There is nothing going on behind the scenes nearly as interesting as everyone would like to believe. We are a month away from launch, and people are working hard to finalize the last of the bugs. There are still a lot things left to be done. We’re crunching and I’m sure Sony’s crunching too.

“I know people are excited. I’m sorry but things are nowhere near as dire or dramatic or exciting as everyone would like to believe. That’s why I’m not commenting on every single random rumor that comes along, because everything I see is so drastically overblown vs. reality.”

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Microsoft: Xbox One Situation is Not ‘Dire or Dramatic,’ Despite Rumors

By Matthew Bennett | 10/30/2013 05:16 AM PT

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Xbox director of product planning Albert Penello has responded to rumors claiming that the Xbox One is experiencing eleventh hour development issues ahead of its November launch.

The rumors centered around several unnamed developers who claimed that the latest Xbox One SDK was suffering from numerous bugs. “There is a really bizarre phenomenon going on right now where the frenzy for news, drama, and behind-the-scenes dealings is clouding logic and reason,” he wrote on Reddit.

“There is nothing going on behind the scenes nearly as interesting as everyone would like to believe. We are a month away from launch, and people are working hard to finalize the last of the bugs. There are still a lot things left to be done. We’re crunching and I’m sure Sony’s crunching too.

“I know people are excited. I’m sorry but things are nowhere near as dire or dramatic or exciting as everyone would like to believe. That’s why I’m not commenting on every single random rumor that comes along, because everything I see is so drastically overblown vs. reality.”

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89