Xbox One update next week Yes, Yes, Yes!

I am really excited about the news that just hit the interwebs.  Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer, spilled the beans on a lot of incoming fixes to the Xbox One that should make a lot of folks happy.

“I’m excited to be able to share details with you today about several product updates we’ll be delivering for Xbox One starting next week.  The team has been really excited to see the gameplay on Xbox One and the millions of hours of fun our fans have experienced since launch. We’ve also been busy listening to your feedback and working hard to incorporate it into Xbox One as soon as possible. We remain incredibly energized and we are aggressively working to make Xbox One better, faster than ever before.” – Marc Whitten

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Check out the update list below.

February 11 system updates

On February 11, the first update will be delivered to customers who sign into their Xbox One. It features many new improvements – including lots of behind-the-scenes updates for developers building apps and games for Xbox One, several new features we believe Xbox fans will love, stability and product updates to improve the customer experience, and continuous improvements to the quality of Kinect voice so commands become more fluid and responsive over time. While we won’t be going into all of the details of the product updates today, we will be sharing more information soon.

Some of the features you can expect to see on February 11 include:

• The ability to see and manage your storage space. With this update, you will find it easy to find how much space your content takes up and better manage your content. You can also control your install lineup and more easily manage your download queue. We’ve separated My Games and My Apps into separate lists, so you can easily create separate queues for both. Now you can pick the order in which you want your content to load and we’ve added a boot progress indicator so you can better track updates while they load.

• The battery power indicator is back! You can see it right on the home screen, so you can easily track how much battery life is left on your controller.

• And, you will be able to use your USB keyboard with your Xbox One.

There’s also an expected update next month in preparation of the Titanfall release.  The best part about the update in March is that they we will be shipping a new party and multiplayer system.  The party system definitely needs revamping and I hope they get it right when the update comes.

What say you?

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8 Comments

  1. Party Chat should be a priority from day one. Especially with a multiplayer only game like Titan Fall on the horizon.

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