Xbox One July update features revealed
The latest Xbox One update introduced some highly anticipated features such as external storage support, real names, and Games with Gold. With E3 2014 over, Microsoft has gone back to the drawing board and began working on the next system update. The company had a successful presentation at E3 during which they stated that the community is their main focus. As a result, Microsoft is introducing more features based on user feedback. Larry Hryb, better known as Major Nelson came out today and gave us a sneak peak at the new features coming to the Xbox One in July.
- Snap Mode for Achievements. As we showed at our E3 Green Carpet event before the show, we’re offering an easier way to track and view your achievements in the moment. With Achievement Snap, you can track your achievement progress in real time without ever leaving the game. You can also ‘Get Help’ on any Achievements you’re struggling with. Xbox will scan the web for you and deliver relevant tips and strategy content right to your TV.
- Double-tap to Snap. Double-tap the button on your controller to bring up Snap Center, where you can launch Achievements or any other snap-able app, without leaving your game. Already have an app snapped? Double-tap quickly switches between your game and the snapped app.
- Choice of Spoken Language. Folks in New Zealand, Ireland and Austria, with this update in July, will be able to select voice control using the English or German voice models from other countries. And if you’re an expat in an English-speaking country, you, too, can choose any of the other English language models that fit you.
- Future Digital Bundles and Compilation Discs. We’re doing some work now so that publishers will have options for great digital bundle and disc compilation offerings in the future. As we test this feature, we’ll be seeing more flexible combinations of game titles and game content.
- ‘Like’ Game DVR clips. We’re adding the ability to ‘Like’ all your favorite Game DVR clips as well as activity feed items in SmartGlass.
Lately we’ve seen Microsoft working hard to make Xbox One owners happy. Their E3 press conference is a good example of this. During the 90 minutes show all we’ve seen were games, games, games. This was something that users have asked for and the company delivered. However, when it comes to the Xbox One vs PS4 “competition” they are still lagging behind quite a bit. The latest results show that Sony is still leading, but perhaps Microsoft can finally catch up if they continue to prove that they care about their user base.
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