Over the coming weeks, Microsoft aims to improve the Xbox One’s services and features via a number of system updates, one of which prepares the console for EA and Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming Xbox and PC-exclusive shooter, Titanfall.
On February 11, users signing in to their Xbox One will be prompted to download the first of two incoming updates. Later, March 4’s update will introduce “many new features and improvements, most significantly to [the Xbox One’s] party and multiplayer systems.”
According to Microsoft, the February 11 update “features many new improvements – including lots of behind-the-scenes updates for developers building apps and games for Xbox One, several new features we believe Xbox fans will love, 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.”
Highlights on Xbox’s official website can be found below for both updates, but a definitive list of improvements are still forthcoming, so stay tuned!
Xbox One February 11 System Update Highlights
- The ability to see and manage your storage space. With this update, you will find it easy to 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. We’ve separated My Games and My Apps 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 we’ve added a boot progress indicator so you can better track updates while they load.
- The battery power indicator is back! You can see it right on the home screen, so you can easily track how much battery life is left on your controller.
- And, you will be able to use your USB keyboard with your Xbox One.
Xbox One March 4 System Update Highlights
- On March 4, in advance of what is expected to be the biggest game launch of the year, we will be delivering another system update to prepare your Xbox One for “Titanfall.” This update will contain many new features and improvements, most significantly to our party and multiplayer systems. Available on March 11, “Titanfall” is a team-based online multiplayer game that showcases the power of Xbox Live, and we will be shipping a new party and multiplayer system that will help make “Titanfall” the must-have game for this generation.