Microsoft announces dates, details for Xbox One system updates

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 11:38 AM Written by 

Microsoft has announced two updates for the Xbox One that will bring new features and system improvements. The first update will be live on February 11.

Microsoft isn’t releasing all the details of this update, but listed some goodies Xbox One owners can expect. Storage management will finally be available, allowing users to see what apps and games are taking up space on the console’s hard drive. Users will also be able to manage an installation queue.

The long awaited return of the controller battery indicator has arrived. The February 11 update will add the indicator icon on the dashboard, which can be seen in the lower right corner of the image below.

USB keyboard support is the last addition Microsoft disclosed. This will give users an added option for key inputs other than the traditional controller, or SmartGlass.

The update will also improve system stability, improve the quality of Kinect voice commands, and include behind-the-scenes updates for developers building apps and games.

These are just some of the features that will be included in the February 11 update. More details will be shared in the coming weeks.

The second system update will occur on March 4. This update is said to have many new improvements to the party and multiplayer systems. This latter update is in preparation for “Titanfall,” which launches on March 11.

You can read the full announcement here.




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