The upcoming Windows 10 update for the Xbox One will bring more than new features and a new user interface to Microsoft's game console. Xbox engineering boss Mike Ybarra stated in a recent interview that some features will load up to 50% faster compared to the Xbox 360 console. Specific features were not mentioned.
In a chat with Microsoft's Larry Hryb on the Major Nelson podcast, Ybarra stated that Xbox One users can expect a "new level of speed and responsiveness" after the Windows 10 update. He added that the version of Windows 10 for the Xbox One has been developed specifically for the console:
"Windows 10 for desktop PCs has incredible momentum right now. We're going to bring all of that efficiency to Xbox One."
Some of the new features that will be added to the Xbox One after the Windows 10 update include playing some Xbox 360 games via backwards compatibility, along with new Guide and Community sections and a revamped Home user interface. Some Xbox Insiders will be able to check out an early version of the update later in September, and it will be released for all Xbox One owners in November. Ybarra added that the team is considering doing a preview program for the Xbox app on Windows 10 as well.