Microsoft Apologizes For Ultimate Extra Delays

wutitle.gifSo you rushed out and upgraded to Vista Ultimate or paid extra for it with your new PC as soon as you heard about how great it was because it was gonna have a buncha Ultimate Extras?! No, probably not. But maybe you were pleased to find out that a series of add-ons were available only to Ultimate users. Well a couple of those add-ons haven’t been released as quickly as Microsoft thought, particularly the Windows DreamScene Extra, which was shown off a lot during the January 2007 launch and allows you to use an .mpeg or .wmv video file as your desktop background. Microsoft’s Director of Windows Vista Ultimate, Barry Goffe, publicly apologized for not keeping customers up to date on the delay, and then announced a further delay to the end of the summer.

We will not ship the last two Extras showcased in January (Windows DreamScene and the remaining 20 Language Packs) until they meet the high quality bar required by our enthusiastic customers—and we believe that we can achieve that bar by the end of this summer.

More Extras are planned for the next couple years, but like most future technology products Microsoft “cannot identify dates or provide details at this time.” Guess you’ll just have to sit there and be patient now that they have your money. Read the full statement.

Thanks SammyP!