Xbox One April Update Features Revealed
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.18.2014
New features and improvements for the console...
Microsoft has revealed what will come with the latest system update for the Xbox One. The company has confirmed the contents of the system's April Update that will include friends improvements, improved Game DVR and more.
The update will include the following:
* Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.
* Friends improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This actually was one of the most frequently requested features from the first preview wave and we made it a priority to include it in the April update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list. We'll also add the ability to view friends' most popular apps.
* Kinect voice and motion improvements will continue to fine tune the quality and reliability of Xbox One commands.
* Improved GameDVR video quality through compression algorithm improvements.
The company added, "We know external hard drive storage is still a big one and we've promised before it's on our list - I assure you that it still is."
The update will be pushed out on the Xbox One preview program "in the coming days and weeks" and to all Xbox One consoles in April.