Xbox One System Update Lands Next Week With Improvements Galore
Written Wednesday, February 05, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten has detailed an upcoming system update for Xbox One, set to arrive next week with a small laundry list of improvements that have been requested by fans. Among the February system update you'll find HDD storage management, a controller battery indicator and other additions.
As well as "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 upcoming system update also adds the following features to Xbox One:
- Storage Space Management - 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.
- Control Your Install Lineup - 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.
- Xbox One Controller Battery Indicator - 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.
- USB Keyboard Support - And, you will be able to use your USB keyboard with your Xbox One.
This system update will be available to download for Xbox One from February 11th, while Whitten claims that there'll also be "several surprises in store that we think you’ll love." This presumably includes system updates coming on March 4th, in preparation for Titanfall's launch the following week.
"This update will contain many new features and improvements, most significantly to our party and multiplayer systems," Whitten writes on the Xbox News Wire. "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."
[Thanks, C N]