Microsoft has announced that it will be rolling out it’s first major Xbox One Update in early March. They’re expecting to have these multiplayer and party improvements out in time for the March 11 launch of “Titanfall,” the highly anticipated team-based online multiplayer game. This update offers many new improvements – including lots of behind-the-scenes updates for developers building apps and games for Xbox One, 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. The lack of features carried over from Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console to Xbox One has caused controversy and complaints among gamers, and it is no surprise they are working to resolve theses complaints.
Here are more details on the Xbox One Update Coming in March:
- Get to your friends list faster. The friends list will be front and center on the homepage of the Friends app. Click the Social tile on Home, or say “Xbox, go to Friends” to see who’s online and what they’re up to. From there you can quickly send messages and get into a party.
- Party chat will be turned on by default. When you party up, chat audio will be turned on by default.
- Chat with friends playing different games. Party chat will be separated from people playing your game, so you can chat with your friends who are online or you can chat with everyone playing the game.
- “Invite friends to game” option to your multiplayer titles moving forward. Similar to Xbox 360 titles, this will appear inside a games’ menu and offer a simple and quicker way to set up your multiplayer battles. Selecting “Invite friends” will let you invite friends to your game and party.
- “Recent Players” option moving forward. This is a simple list that shows you Xbox Live members you’ve recently played with, making it easier to stay in touch with people, or add new friends after your multiplayer battles.
While this Xbox One Update will address many complaints from the gaming community, it will still leave some problems unchanged. But Xbox One users shouldn’t expect this to be the last update they see, as stated by Microsoft:
“This is step one on our journey and commitment to deliver continuous innovation to Xbox One customers. Xbox One is a platform designed to offer the best games and entertainment experience and we are committed to delivering more and more features to our customers.”