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New Xbox One firmware update arriving Feb 11th

First update due Feb 11th.

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Since the launch of Xbox One gamers have been compiling lists of their most wanted features and suggestions for improvements to the console. Microsoft have been saying that they are listening and now in a blog post by Marc Whitten it seems we’ll be getting the first update next week.

On February 11th, 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, 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.

Full details haven’t been confirmed but some of the features we can expect to see on February 11th include:

  • See and manage your storage space – 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.
  • My Games and My Apps – have been put 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 there will be a boot progress indicator so you can better track updates while they load.
  • Battery power indicator– visible right on the home screen, so you can easily track how much battery life is left on your controller.
  • USB keyboard support – plug your PC keyboard into your Xbox One.

Xbox One - Feb 2014 update

Another Xbox One system update is scheduled for March 4th to prepare your Xbox One for Titanfall. This update is expected to contain many new features and improvements, most significantly to party and multiplayer systems. Available on March 11th, Titanfall is a team-based online multiplayer game that showcases the power of Xbox Live.

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Microsoft promised more frequent updates with Xbox One and it looks like they are going to deliver. EF will bring you more details on these and future updates as soon as they are announced.

Are you excited about these updates? What features and improvements would you like to see? Let us know in the comments and we’ll forward them to Microsoft.


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