Microsoft is now rolling out the February update for its Xbox One videogame system. According to a blog post published by Major Nelson (Microsoft's Larry Hryb), consumers will be able to enjoy new functionality in this latest release from this weekend. We previously reported on how Microsoft was delaying the update for a few days to enable engineers to add finishing touches.
So what exactly does the update contain? As we previously touched on, Microsoft has added numerous new features to the platform, including the ability to view and manage your storage space. With the update installed, you will find it easier to see how much space your content is taking up and better manage what's stored on the local system.
If you enjoy downloading a lot of content, the queue will also be easier to manage. Then you have the separation of My Games and My Apps into different lists. Just in case consumers get worried with updates they load, there's now a boot progress bar indicator, making it more convenient to monitor what's going on. What's more is the controller battery indicator has returned and is now displayed on the home screen.
Here are some other changes included in this update:
- Ability to delete game and application save data
- Improved installation and DLC management
- Improved UI for accessing friends, achievements, messages, and prty chat
- Game DVR app to be included in the Xbox OneGuide as an app channel
- Update to the boot progress indicators for system update
- Improve consistency of UX for update & install progress
- Separate game, application, and install queue lists
- Addition of USB keyboard support
- Improved NAT detection
- Network Troubleshooter improvements
- Blu-ray quality improvements
- Significant performance and stability improvements
As noted above, you can enjoy these new features when the release hits your console. Let us know in the comments when you receive the update.
Source: Major Nelson
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