Xbox One System Update Release Dated
Xbox One’s system update is soon to be released, and will bring with it many of the Xbox One OS fixes that fans have been hoping for.
There’s actually going to be two updates, however, according to Microsoft. The first Xbox One system update will be released 11 February 2014, while the second update – dubbed the ‘Titanfall update’ – will be available 4 March 2014.
Xbox One System Update – 11 February 2014
The 11 February Xbox One system update will bring with it a number of key Xbox One features, such as the ability to see and manage your Xbox One’s storage, directly control the download and install queue, a power indicator for the Xbox One controller and the option to plug in and use a USB keyboard.
These are the only explicit examples Microsoft gave on the 11 February Xbox One system update, but additional improves include a much-needed stability fix for the operating system and improvements to Kinect’s voice detection.
Microsoft also suggested there will be a number of improvements to the ‘behind-the-scenes’ parts of the Xbox One that will, apparently, help out developers making games and apps for the Xbox One.
Microsoft added that more specific details on this will be available ‘soon’.
It added “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.”
Whatever that means.
Xbox One System Update – 4 March
The second Xbox One update, due for release 4 March 2014, is pinned as the ‘countdown to Titanfall’.
What this really means is that this is the update that will enable many of the important multiplayer functionality that has been if not missing then broken since the launch of the Xbox One.
This includes improvements to maintaining a party, inviting friends to games and other such features – which have been sorely lacking up until now.
With Titanfall focusing on multiplayer, it’s unsurprising that Microsoft is keen to improve this area before the game launches.
Microsoft then suggested that this was just a ‘sneak peek’ of the features in these two system updates and that we should look out for more news in the ‘coming weeks’.
Which basically amounts to Microsoft try to build hype for a system update. We’re through the looking glass now, people.