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Xbox One Update: August 2014

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#1 Andrew

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 18:09

What to Expect with the Next Xbox One Update
 
You have made Xbox what it is today and we couldn’t be more grateful for your support and valuable feedback. Our focus continues to be on you and what you want in the product. Last month, we launched Xbox Feedback, a dedicated channel for all your thoughts and recommendations. We will begin implementing some of the features you requested by rolling out the next Xbox One system update for folks who get early access. We’re looking forward to hearing feedback on features before we roll them out to all Xbox One consoles next month and beyond.

 


 
In the next update, we’ll improve a number of social features to make sharing your gaming experiences with friends better and easier. Here’s a shortlist of features rolling out next week to those with early access to the Xbox One system update:

  • Activity feed updates: We’re adding new ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed.  The interface will change to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content. We’ll add the ability to post text to your feed, and to “like” and comment on feed items. You can share game clips and anything else in the feed with friends either publically (to your activity feed) or privately (as an attachment to a message). You’ll also be notified when anyone likes, comments on or shares your items. Each user will get a personal feed on their profile, so you can see what specific friends have been up to. And, with SmartGlass, you can see what your friends have shared to their activity feed and “like” specific posts (additional activity feed support coming in future SmartGlass updates).
  • Expanded Friends area on Home: Right from Home, see what’s going on with your friends. Stay up-to-date with their current activity, the top trending games your friends are playing, and a leaderboard to see who has been working the hardest on their Gamerscore. We’re doing an extended preview on this, rolling it into the early access preview this month to a subset of our preview audience so we can refine it until it’s ready for the entire Xbox One market.
  • Mobile purchase: One of the most requested features on Xbox Feedback. Using Xbox SmartGlass or on Xbox.com, you can remotely purchase games and Add-on content. No more waiting to begin downloading when you get home – if your console is set to automatically take updates, your console will begin downloading your purchase.
  • Low battery notification: You asked for it, now a notification will pop up when your controller battery is getting low.
  • Disable notifications during video: Adding the ability to turn off notifications based feedback we heard from you.
  • Enabling 3D Blu-ray: An update to the Blu-ray player app will enable 3D Blu-ray functionality on Xbox One.
  • OneGuide in Brazil, Mexico, Austria and Ireland: Live TV listings can be configured for four new countries as part of this month’s Preview program. And now there is an OneGuide Issue Reporter available under the TV & OneGuide settings, Troubleshooting section.
  • Last seen time in Friends list: Direct from Xbox Feedback, the friends list will now show how long it’s been since a friend has been online. For example, “Last seen 20m ago: Forza Motorsport 5.”
In addition to these features, we are still always doing other work on the backend you may not notice including getting ready to ship in 29 new markets starting this September.
 
Thank you for your incredible support. You’ve helped us make Xbox One a great place to play games and we’re looking forward to the road ahead as we get ready to launch the most critically acclaimed games this holiday.
 
System Update, Xbox One By Jeff Rubenstein

http://majornelson.c...box-one-update/

 

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#2 Showan

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:15

This is a nice set of updates. But MS has me ticked right now. For every good thing they do (updates that have actual features included), they drive me nuts in other ways (no more XES, axing Kinect from being 100% w/every One sold)

MS is just cutting things so prematurally without at least seeing it implemented fully.

Nice set of updates above though. But they still driving me insane.

#3 OP Andrew

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:18

I'll be interested to see how they get around the in-app purchase rules. They'll probably just open the browser and send people to Xbox.com, but technically they shouldn't have to (nor should Sony).

 

Anything that can't be "consumed" on the phone / tablet shouldn't have the 30% cut from Apple.



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 17:28

Anyone on the board in the preview program receive this update yet?



#5 Showan

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 20:00

I'll be interested to see how they get around the in-app purchase rules. They'll probably just open the browser and send people to Xbox.com, but technically they shouldn't have to (nor should Sony).
 
Anything that can't be "consumed" on the phone / tablet shouldn't have the 30% cut from Apple.


That's a great question you pose there. MS says that smart glass is suppose to be an extension of the One. If SmartGlass is as smart as I hope, you should never have to leave the app to do any purchases. There should be no redirects, app should be tied to MS servers.

#6 trooper11

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 13:37

This is a nice set of updates. But MS has me ticked right now. For every good thing they do (updates that have actual features included), they drive me nuts in other ways (no more XES, axing Kinect from being 100% w/every One sold)

MS is just cutting things so prematurally without at least seeing it implemented fully.

Nice set of updates above though. But they still driving me insane.



Take the good with the bad or move on, that's about all you can do.

#7 spenser.d

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 14:15

Take the good with the bad or move on, that's about all you can do.

 

If people did that Microsoft wouldn't have had to change any of their policies in the first place :p



#8 trooper11

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 15:18

If people did that Microsoft wouldn't have had to change any of their policies in the first place :p


Good point :laugh:

I know I would hate to be the one to make these decisions at MS. Sometimes it must feel like you lose no matter what choice you make.