As promised, Microsoft launched a brand new system update for the Xbox One last Valentine’s Day that significantly improving a number of user interface elements, allowing support for USB keyboards, and much more.
Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb lists a few key things you’ll find in the update on his blog:
- 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.
You can check out the full patch notes below:
- Ability to delete game and application save data
- Improved installation and DLC management
- Improved UI for accessing friends, achievements, messages, and party chat
- Game DVR app to be included in the Xbox OneGuide as an app channel
- Update to the boot progress indicators for system update
- Improve consistency of UX for update & install progress
- Separate game, application, and install queue lists
- Addition of USB keyboard support
- Improved NAT detection
- Network Troubleshooter improvements
- Blu-ray quality improvements
- Significant performance and stability improvements
Additionally, users on NeoGAF have pointed out that the update also removes the sharpnening filter on the Xbox One, giving visuals a smoother appearance.
Member John Caboose provided a few before-and-after examples using the Titanfall beta:
Look forward to yet another Xbox One system update in March that aims to prep the console for the launch of Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall. Read more about it here.