Microsoft will release an Xbox One system update on Tuesday 11th February, chief product officer Marc Whitten has just announced on Xbox Wire. Among other things, it'll fine-tune the console's dashboard, improve Kinect voice commands and introduce the ability to manage storage.
Here's the very first screenshot of the revised dashboard. What do you think?Attachment 13649
"Just as we did with Xbox 360, Xbox One will have regular updates to deliver new features and platform experiences designed to delight you," the exec wrote in a blog post. "On February 11, the first update will be delivered to customers who sign into their Xbox One.
"It 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.
"While we won't be going into all of the details of the product updates today, we will be sharing more information soon. "
Here are "just a few" of the features that will be introduced by the 11th February update:
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.
Another update will follow on 4th March "to prepare your Xbox One for Titanfall" - it will offer "many new features and improvements," most significantly a "new party and multiplayer system".
"This post is the first of many announcements and sneak peeks at features in the system updates," Whitten added. "We've been carefully listening to your feedback and look forward to delivering many new features that will make Xbox One even better. We're just getting started and can't wait to share more information in the coming weeks."