If not by now, Xbox One owners will be prompted to download Microsoft's latest update for the system tonight. Many of the new enhancements were suggested by the community as a whole, slowly but surely making a difference in the system's evolution.
Some of the items found in this update revolve around past friend features found on the superb Xbox 360, improvements to the Kinect, headset adaptor, and Blue Ray player functionality, and upgrades to the Xbox One's updating system. Microsoft is also looking forward to increasing their previewing of Xbox Live members, so stay tuned for more on this.
For now, here are the patch notes that Major Nelson revealed on his blog regarding the update. They should have arrived tonight and some may come over the next couple of days:
- Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.
- Friends improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This was one of the most frequently requested features, so we made it a priority to include it in this update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list.
- Kinect voice and motion improvements will continue to be fine-tuned for quality and reliability of Xbox One commands. For example, we’ve updated some of the gesture functionality to reduce false positives on non-hand objects triggering gesture commands.
- Improved GameDVR video quality through compression algorithm improvements.
- Blu-ray player supports 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz. We’ll also be updating the Blu-ray Player app in the coming days to round out these improvements.
- Controller and headset adaptor firmware updates will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.
- Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand now available. If your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won’t need to power on your console after an update moving forward. If you want to take future updates when available without waiting for your console to do it on its own, we’ve added this option under system settings and you’ll be able to use it next update. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.
More updates will follow in the coming months, so please continue to voice your opinions to Microsoft and wherever else possible.