Chief Product Office for Microsoft, Marc Whitten, has announced the dates of the first major Xbox One updates. That’s right, we said dates and not date. Microsoft has decided to split its big update into two, with the first enhancement to the Xbox One coming on February the 11th, and the second on March the 4th. It looks like the hotly anticipated improvements to the console’s party and multiplayer systems won’t be arriving until the March date, prior to the release of Titanfall, but there are still plenty of tweaks coming in February to please gamers.
Here are some of the highlights of the February 11th update:
Battery Power Meter – Worried about your wireless controllers running out of juice mid-game? This concern could be a thing of the past as a new indicator will allow you to see exactly how much battery life you have left.
Manageable Storage Space – This will allow you to keep your games and apps organized in separate lists, keep an eye on updates as they install and manage the order in which content installs.
Improved Kinect Voice Commands – We’re not entirely sure what improvements have been made, but apparently the voice commands for Kinect should be improved within this update for improved interaction with the console.
USB Keyboard Integration – Until now USB keyboards haven’t been compatible with the Xbox One, but after this update you’ll be able to plug in and type to your heart’s content.
Background Stability Fixes – Finally Microsoft has hinted at improvements in the background, such as stability fixes.
Are these features that you’re excited about? Will they improve your Xbox One gaming experience? Have your say in the comments below.
Article by - Rebecca Waterman
Insert Date: 02/07/2014