15 - 20 Minute Update Required on Day One

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 07:21 -- RLWaterman

15 - 20 Minute Update Required on Day OneWe’ve come to expect updates as regular occurrences when it comes to gaming, be it console software upgrades or upgrades to the games themselves. It comes as no surprise therefore to be told that before we’re able to start enjoying the Xbox One it will need to be connected to the internet for its day one update. Marc Whitten, the Xbox One Chief Platform Architect revealed information about the update in an interview with IGN:

“We are optimizing Xbox One so that the day one update is as fast as possible. While we’re still finalizing the details, we expect that the download will take between 15 and 20 minutes for most users.”

The size of this download hasn’t been mentioned, but we can hope that it is a smaller package than Nintendo’s initial 5GB update for the Wii U that took some console owners hours to download and install. We must also hope that Microsoft’s servers are up to the task of dealing with the millions of users that have pre-ordered the Xbox One console all logging in at once.

This is unlikely to be an issue unique to Microsoft, as we also expect that a day one update will be required for Sony’s PlayStation 4. Many launch titles will also require updates, such as Forza 5 which will be only partially playable until its own day one update is installed.

Article by - Rebecca Waterman
Insert Date: 10/02/2013

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