Xbox LIVE exec Larry Hyrb has said that Microsoft is watching feedback on the Xbox One "carefully", but believes the hardcore gaming audience will be "happy after E3".

Speaking in a Yahoo live chat this evening, Hyrb said that "the hardcore gaming audience has given us some great feedback & we watch that feedback carefully.

"I think they'll be happy after E3."

Microsoft lifted the lid on Xbox One yesterday, but faced harsh criticism from sections of the gaming community in the hours that followed.

Some criticised Microsoft for focussing on the console's multimedia functionality during the console's reveal event, with others criticising the confusion and mixed-messaging relating to the console's online requirements and support for pre-owned software.

Questions still hang over the two subjects despite numerous attempts from Microsoft to explain its stance.

The company's latest official line is that Xbox One "does not have to be always connected but it does require an internet connection".

Hyrb also says that policy decisions regarding its stance on pre-owned software and disc-sharing are "stlll being finalised".

Microsoft is expected to use E3 to reveal further Xbox One titles and additional information on the console's launch.