With its E3 2014 presentation now behind it - which focused on games, games and more games - Microsoft is now ready to talk about upcoming improvements for the Xbox One. Today, the company revealed what it has in store for the console in its July update.
Major Nelson (aka Microsoft's Larry Hryb) announced today what Xbox One owners can expect when the latest update lands in just a few weeks' time.
One feature that they can look forward to was actually revealed at E3, albeit on the 'green carpet' ahead of the big Xbox show. A new Snap Mode for Achievements is on the way, allowing users to view their in-game achievement progress without even having to exit the game. There will even be an option to ask your Xbox to 'Get Help' if you're struggling with any particular achievements, and the console will search the web to bring you tips and assistance.
You'll also be able to "double-tap the button on your controller to bring up Snap Center", which allows you to launch any app that can be viewed in Snap Mode. If you already have an app snapped, you can also switch between the game and the app by double-tapping.
There are a few other useful new features coming too, such as the ability to 'like' Game DVR clips, while in certain markets, users will be able to choose voice models in alternative languages, or from other countries, for voice interaction. Additionally, Microsoft is working on enabling "digital bundles and compilation discs offerings", to allow publishers to offer more compelling and high-value offerings of games and downloadable content.
Source: Major Nelson