Major Xbox One update coming 11 February, another for 4 March will prepare for Titanfall
Microsoft has detailed two major product updates for the Xbox One that will add new features and improvements to the console's system.
The first will be available from 11 February and will include the ability to see and manage storage space. You will also be able to control your install line-up, letting you manage your download queue more easily and intuitively. You will be able to create separate queues for both My Games and My Apps, for example.
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The battery power indicator will return, so you can see how much charge/battery power is left in your Xbox One Controller. And USB keyboards will be supported from the firmware update.
Several other new features and stability enhancements will be included, but Microsoft is yet to reveal further details. Perhaps we'll see live game streaming, as previously promised. Although it failed to appear at launch, Marc Whitten, chief product officer for Xbox, suggested recently that it will come soon.
Another update on 4 March is more specific. Before the release of much-anticipated triple-A game Titanfall - an exclusive to Xbox and Windows - on 11 March, the Xbox One needs a system refresh in preparation. The update will therefore add a new party and multiplayer system to ensure the persistently online game works as it should.
"We've been carefully listening to your feedback and look forward to delivering many new features that will make Xbox One even better," said Whitten. "We're just getting started and can't wait to share more information in the coming weeks."