By Crystal Colwell / February 5th, 2014
Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer for the Xbox One, says that they are listening to your input!
“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.”
As such, they are releasing a series of updates for the system on February 11 and March 4, 2014. The first update will include some behind-the-scenes changes aimed at developers, and improvements to the quality of Kinect voice. Additional updates can be found below.
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.
These are just a few of the many updates we will be shipping on February 11. We’ll share more details on these and other upcoming features in the coming weeks. We have several surprises in store that we think you’ll love.
I wonder what the “surprises” are they have in store for Xbox One owners? I guess we will have to wait and find out! The system update happening on March 4th is … all about Titanfall? OK, maybe not, but it is the countdown to Titanfall and focuses on new features and improvements to the party and multiplayer systems.
March 4 system updates – countdown to “Titanfall”
On March 4, in advance of what is expected to be the biggest game launch of the year, we will be delivering another system update to prepare your Xbox One for “Titanfall.” This update will contain many new features and improvements, most significantly to our party and multiplayer systems. Available on March 11, “Titanfall” is a team-based online multiplayer game that showcases the power of Xbox Live, and we will be shipping a new party and multiplayer system that will help make “Titanfall” the must-have game for this generation.
This post is the first of many announcements and sneak peeks at features in the system updates. We’ve been carefully listening to your feedback and look forward to delivering many new features that will make Xbox One even better. We’re just getting started and can’t wait to share more information in the coming weeks.
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