Are you expecting to be able to play the latest tiles on your new Xbox One as soon as you set up the new console? You'll be disappointed by a mandatory update that will be rolled out on day one. Unfortunately, the Xbox One is technically useless until the update is downloaded and installed (sucks if you won't have an Internet connection at the time), meaning there'll be no immediate gaming or app action.
We've known the console will see a day one update since June, but it's a whole different ball game when not even video games will be able to run without the patch. Here's what Microsoft senior director of product management, Albert Penello told Engadget in a recent interview:
"Functionally, you will be able to do very little without taking the day one update. A lot of the apps come with the day one update because they wouldn't have even been done ... You're gonna need to take this update. It's not gonna be really an optional thing."
When asked what functionality the Xbox One will have without the day one update, Penello stated the device would be able to do "nothing. You need the Day One update." The reason why there's a required update? Units currently being produced run an older version of the operating system. Here's hoping our Internet connections remain active on the big day.