Microsoft Details Upcoming Xbox One System Update 1403 Preview, Includes Lots Of Improvements

Microsoft last year said that they will be constantly delivering updates for Xbox One in improving the overall experience. Since its launch, there were two major system updates for Xbox One. Microsoft is now working on the next Xbox One system update 1404. Microsoft is planning to release the preview version of this update 1404 to testers in next few days. Here are the improvements that will be part of this update.

What to expect in this update preview:

For those of you that participated in last months (1403) update preview, this preview wave will be a little different.

. The 1404 update preview will run a bit longer than the 1403 preview. As a result, not all of the features listed below will be available in the first 1404 update. Some features will be enabled in 1404 updates that are rolled out later in the preview.

. Some of the features listed below will be enabled outside of a console update. keep an eye on the forums for announcements and information on when new features are made available.

What’s new in this release?

. Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of you 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 actually was one of the most frequently requested features from the first preview wave and we made it a priority to include it in the April update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends 1st. Well also add the ability to view friends most popular apps.

. Blu-ray 50 Hz video output support for content recorded at 50 Hz will resolve video playback issues some Xbox Live members in Europe are experiencing,

. Kinect voice and motion improvements will continue to fine tune the quality and reliability of Xbox One commands.

. Improved GameDVR video quality though compression algorithm improvements.

. Updates to Xbox One device management to address issues controlling TVs, set top boxes, and receivers that our customers have reported.

. New audio settings to tune how much volume is lowered when Kinect is used in communications.

Source: Microsoft

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