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#11420476 Aug 17, 2015 at 08:52 PM · Edited 4 years ago
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The August 2015 update is out.

Activity feed updates: Adding new ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed. The interface will change to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content.

Expanded Friends area on Home: Right from Home, see what’s going on with your friends. Stay up-to-date with their current activity, the top trending games your friends are playing, and a leaderboard to see who has been working the hardest on their Gamerscore.

Mobile purchase: One of the most requested features on Xbox Feedback. Using Xbox SmartGlass or on Xbox.com, you can remotely purchase games and Add-on content. No more waiting to begin downloading when you get home - if your console is set to automatically take updates, your console will begin downloading your purchase.

Low battery notification: You asked for it, now a notification will pop up when your controller battery is getting low.

Disable notifications during video: Adding the ability to turn off notifications based feedback we heard from you.

Enabling 3D Blu-ray: An update to the Blu-ray player app will enable 3D Blu-ray functionality on Xbox One.

OneGuide in Brazil, Mexico, Austria and Ireland: Live TV listings can be configured for four new countries as part of this month’s Preview program.

Last seen time in Friends list: Direct from Xbox Feedback, the friends list will now show how long it’s been since a friend has been online.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad6iGzZLeTo

(Backwards compatibility will become available in November with more than 100 titles supported with plans to grow it as time goes on.)

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#11422065 Aug 18, 2015 at 09:03 AM
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Cool 8)
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#11657433 Oct 20, 2015 at 01:48 PM
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Microsoft has detailed the November 2015 update for Xbox One, which will bring with it a new user interface, the ability to play Xbox 360 games, speeds that get you to popular gaming features up to 50 percent faster, and more.

Get the details below.

Play your Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. At launch you’ll be able to play over 100 Xbox 360 games on Xbox One with hundreds more in the months to come. This includes the added benefit of Xbox One features including screenshots, streaming, and game DVR – for your favorite Xbox 360 games. You can even play multiplayer with friends still using their Xbox 360.

A new Guide lets you quickly access essentials with just one button. Press to save time spent weaving in and out of apps. You can access the Guide from Home by pressing left or double tap the Xbox button on your controller to instantly overlay the Guide. You can access Friends, quickly start a Party, get to Settings, see System Notifications, view your Messages, and more from Home or without leaving your game. These are the top tasks Xbox fans do most often, so we focused on making them faster and easier to get to without disrupting your game.

We’re redesigning Home to make it faster and easier to get to the things you love. We’re introducing a faster and easier interface to provide access to games and apps you’ve recently used. At launch you’ll be able to more easily share your achievements and game clips with the Xbox Live community, see whether your friends are playing the same games and get one-click access to Game Hubs to get news and updates directly from the developers and community themselves.

We’re introducing a new Community section to make Xbox One more social. Based on your feedback, this section is optimized to help you tap into what other gamers are doing on Xbox Live and directly contribute to the conversation happening within the Xbox Live community. Check out what your friends are up to or keep track of the games you follow in the redesigned Activity Feed. Explore the new Trending section to view the most popular posts from players on Xbox Live.

The revamped OneGuide will be your single destination for TV, movies and video apps. From OneGuide, you can see a list of current trending live TV shows with the most viewers at that moment on Xbox. TV listings will now come up instantly and in full-screen, and we’ve added a picture-in-picture mode for TV so you can browse for other things to watch without missing what’s happening in your show. We’ll highlight a selection of the most exciting new movies, TV shows and deals from across the apps on Xbox One and the new App Channels area will show you the latest movies, TV shows and videos highlighted by the apps you care about.

We’re optimizing Store to help you quickly find the content you want. To the right of OneGuide, you’ll find the new and improved Store with features including four easy to explore areas – Games, Movies & TV, Apps, and Music – and a new vertical gallery view to bring more listings at a glance. Browse through intuitive categories like Staff Picks, New Releases, Top played, Top rated, Coming Soon and Recommendations to discover new games, apps, and entertainment for your Xbox One.

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#11659030 Oct 20, 2015 at 10:02 PM · Edited over 3 years ago
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What do you get when you combine the Xbox One gaming console with Windows 10? What Microsoft calls the New Xbox One Experience, or NXOE. And it’s beginning to roll out to testers right now.

Windows 10 introduced a Notifications tab, and the New Xbox One Experience has one as well. Interestingly enough, a notification you receive there (such as an Xbox Achievement) kicks over and also appears on your Windows 10 desktop.

Cortana sidebar - The only difference is that Cortana snaps to the right, rather than along the left rail as on your desktop PC. Otherwise, it appears to be the same Cortana interface.

Like the Windows 10 Xbox app, the Community tab within the NXOE is designed to give you the feeling that you’re not just gaming, you’re gaming as part of a social group. Not only is this the place where you can share your own clips and screenshots , but your friends can as well. On the NXOE, they dominate the screen.

In the standard Xbox One interface, there’s a lot of left-and-right scrolling to wade through Microsoft’s Xbox game store. In the NXOE, navigation is more equally proportioned between the horizontal and vertical. The search functions are easy to find, and there’s always a “hero” game which promises to be the next big thing. It’s an element that is also in the conventional Xbox One user interface, too—in the NXOE, it’s just more prominent.

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#11686826 Oct 28, 2015 at 12:11 PM
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New Xbox One Experience - What You Need to Know

Your Xbox One is about to get a whole lot better, says Microsoft. Launching Nov. 12, the New Xbox One Experience -- that's the official name -- promises to bring a fresh, Windows 10-powered interface to the game console, enabling faster navigation and a handful of nifty social features. You should also be able to finally play a bunch of your Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One. If you're curious exactly how the new update will beef up your system, here's what you need to know.

The final version of the update launches for everybody November 12th. You'll be prompted on your Xbox One when it's time to update.

The Xbox One interface has been completely rebuilt, with large, user-friendly tiles that should make flipping through games and browsing the digital marketplace easier. Some notable additions will include the new OneGuide tab, which provides a single hub for accessing content from your various entertainment apps, as well as a re-imagined Xbox Store that will have dedicated sections for music, movies and games. Competitive players will likely enjoy the new Game Hubs, which show how you stack up against your friends in a variety of categories, such as total kills and game progress.

Perhaps the biggest interface upgrade will be the new Xbox One guide, which should let you easily access your friends list, messages and notifications with a quick double-tap of the Xbox button. It's a nice callback to the Xbox 360 guide, and something that was sorely missing from Xbox One at launch.

The new update heralds the launch of backwards compatibility, which Microsoft says will allow you to play more than 100 Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One. The list of confirmed backward-compatible titles (open in new tab) includes Borderlands, Mass Effect and Gears of War, which are all available today for those in the Preview program. The program supports both disc-based and digital games, and you can transfer your old saves via cloud storage.

You'll be able to use all of Xbox One's usual sharing features, such as screenshots, Twitch streaming and Game DVR, when playing your older titles. Some developers are already taking advantage of this feature to add value to their new games; for example, buying the upcoming Fallout 4 gets you the 360 version of Fallout 3, just as picking up Rainbow Six: Siege will get you the 360 versions of Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2.

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
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#11720912 Nov 06, 2015 at 10:48 AM
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The New Xbox One Experience launches on November 12 – and today, we have a couple of new sneak peeks at some of the updated features you’ll be getting your hands on when the update goes live: introducing Xbox One Avatars and the new-and-improved OneGuide!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jfchwuRMQY

Bringing Avatars to Xbox One should be music to any Xbox 360 fan’s ears – and Avatars on Xbox One come with the same visual fidelity improvements that gamers on Windows 10 have already gotten a taste of. That means improved anti-aliasing, lighting, shading, and an altogether more modern feel.

Of course, the core Avatar experience on your Xbox One is exactly what you’d expect. You can create an Avatar, change his or her look and clothing style, and browse all of the items you’ve already earned or purchased. If you choose, your new and awesome Avatar will show up in multiple locations across the New Xbox One Experience, including your Profile, your Activity Feed, the Compare Achievements section in Game Hubs, and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxSHhRhXxSk

Xbox One is also getting a totally revamped OneGuide. With the rapidly expanding selection of video content from apps on Xbox, OneGuide makes it easier than ever to find something to watch, quickly. The new and improved OneGuide gets you to all of the content that you own and have access to watch via apps while providing access to featured and recommended content that you may not already know about.

The real star of the new OneGuide is app channels which enables you to see, at a glance, what’s new in your favorite video apps, like YouTube, Hulu, and FXNOW, without having to go in and open the apps themselves. In other words, you’ll spend less time finding something to watch and more time actually watching!

We’ve also made improvements to the live TV experience you already know in OneGuide. You can now enjoy a picture-in-picture of what you’re watching while you check TV listings or browse for something else to watch. If you watch live TV, you’ll also notice that TV listings now come up instantly and in full screen, letting you see what’s on more channels at once.

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#11726360 Nov 07, 2015 at 10:32 PM
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Awesome! And you're right as an Xbox fan I'm glad that they are bringing back Avatars in a big way.

The update will be 3.4GB! So I guess I'll go for a looooong walk that day while it downloads,
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#11733090 Nov 09, 2015 at 03:45 PM
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#11726360 Falconer wrote:

....The update will be 3.4GB!....

Wow. It looks like they're replacing the entire software interface. "Out with the old", as they say. It looks like everything about the Xbox One will change, how it looks and it's abilities.

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#12082654 Feb 19, 2016 at 12:01 PM
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Updates Rolling Out This Month: See Who’s In A Party, Gamerscore Leaderboard, And More

See who’s in a Party: On Xbox One, you will now be able to see who’s in a Party before joining. When you click on a friend who is in a Party from the friend tab of the guide, you’ll be able to see who else they’re playing with. Click the ‘Chat’ menu which appears immediately below your friend’s gamertag; this will show “See who’s in the Party” and list the gamertags of all the people in the Party.

Gamerscore Leaderboard: On Xbox One, from your profile in the guide, click My achievements and the restored Gamerscore Leaderboard will display. Through the Gamerscore Leaderboard, see where you stand relative to your friends by comparing total Gamerscore, as well as biggest gains over a rolling 30-day period. Click on the Gamerscore Leaderboard to view this information for all of your friends.

Re-arrange Pins on Home and access them offline: Many of you have told us that you want Pins on your Xbox One Home to be easier to organize. You will now be able to rearrange individual pins. Just press ‘Y’ on a pinned item and, once it blinks, you can move it around. We’ve also made Pins accessible for launching when you are offline.

Updating Activity Feed on Xbox One: Your Activity Feed on Xbox One will inform you when there are new items in your feed. Clicking the link will take you to the top of your feed where you’ll see a run-down of the newest posts, so that you always have the freshest content at your fingertips.

Hide games from ‘ready-to-install’ list: Fans asked that we re-enable the ability to hide content like betas, trials, games, and apps that they no longer want to install. Now, you’ll be able to start using this feature again.

‘Use a code’ shortcut in the Xbox One Store: Redeem 5×5 codes quicker while on your Xbox One console by tabbing over to the Store and using the new ‘Use a code’ shortcut. To the right of ‘Games store’ and ‘Search game store,’ the ‘Use a code’ link will enable you to enter retail codes directly from the dashboard.

Joinable Twitch Broadcasts: Many of you have asked for it to be easier to watch your friend’s game broadcasts. Now, Game Hubs as well as the game tile will allow you to easily launch Twitch.tv broadcasts if friends are broadcasting.

Improvements to Suggested Friends: Looking for people who you might know on Xbox or top content creators to follow? Check out the new Friend Suggestions area in Community and the Friends list in the Guide on Xbox One. Friend Suggestions include the gamertag, real name (if shared), gamerpic or Xbox Avatar image, and the reason the suggestion was made to you. Click through from the suggestion to view the member’s full profile and choose to grow your friends list.

Program the hotkeys for your Xbox One Chatpad: We’re making it easier for you to access your favorite apps with your Xbox Chatpad. This month’s release includes an interface which allows you to set the X1 and X2 functions on the Chatpad keypad. Just plug your Chatpad into your controller and navigate to Settings. In the Devices & accessories area of Settings, select the controller that the Chatpad is connected to and choose the desired functions for the X1 and X2 keys from the drop down box. The current hotkey defaults are ‘take screenshot’ (X1) and ‘record that’ (X2).

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#12084883 Feb 20, 2016 at 06:45 AM
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Sounds good. I wish they let us do something with our avatars.
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#12125075 Mar 02, 2016 at 09:49 AM
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Coming To Preview Members: Buy Xbox 360 Games On Xbox One, 16-Person Party Chat And More: (If your not a preview member, don't worry, these features will be rolling out to everyone soon)

Purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One: Fans have spent more than 30 million hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One and so it’s natural that being able to purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One ranks as one of your top requests. With this update, you’ll be able to do so! Find and purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games the same way you would Xbox One titles and, once purchased, Xbox 360 Backward Compatible content will automatically download to your Xbox One and be ready to play!

Include Party Chat in Twitch broadcasts: A top voted-for feature on Xbox Feedback, Xbox One Preview members will be able to broadcast Party Chat when using the Twitch app. If you are broadcasting from your console and in a party, you can invite other people to include their chat audio in your broadcast. If a member of your party declines, they’ll still be able to chat in the party; they just won’t be heard in the broadcast. Additionally, as the party leader, you have the option to mute a party member’s chat audio, even if they opted-in. You can also include party members on Windows 10 PCs in your Twitch broadcast.

Output your Party Chat to headset and speakers simultaneously: Xbox One Preview members will be able to select their preference for where Party Chat audio is heard: their headset, speakers, or both. To do this, go to Settings – Display & Sounds – Volume.

Customizable Game DVR recording length: Based on Xbox Feedback, it’s clear that fans want to be able to configure the length of their Game DVR recordings. Currently, Game DVR recording is fixed to a 30 second duration. With this update, Xbox One Preview members can adjust the recording length to 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes or 5 minutes. To change the preferences, visit Settings – Preferences – Game DVR & streaming.

Track Achievement progress in the Xbox One guide: We’re making it easier to access your Achievements by including them in the Xbox One guide. In the new Achievements area you’ll find a quick link to see all of your Achievements and you’ll be able to track your Achievement progress in real time directly in the guide, without having to snap a separate Achievements app.

Video playback directly in the Xbox One Activity Feed: We’ve made improvements to video playback in the Xbox One Activity Feed. Xbox One Preview members will be able to play an entire video inline rather than having to leave their feed to launch it. You can even ‘like’ the video while previewing it by pressing X. Preview members will also enjoy new pause, restart, and full-screen playback options, when they do choose to launch a video from their Activity Feed.

16-person Party Chat: Last fall, we expanded Party Chat to enable 12-person Parties on Xbox One and the Xbox app. This feature has been very popular with the community, so now we’re enabling 16-person Parties across both Xbox One Preview and the Xbox app (beta) starting today.

Xbox 360 Achievements in Xbox One and Xbox app Activity Feeds: Starting this month for both Xbox One Preview and Xbox app (beta) participants, Xbox 360 Achievements will automatically post to your console and Windows 10 PC Activity Feeds. As with Xbox One game Achievements, the Xbox 360 Achievement graphic will feature a description of the Achievement, the game you earned it from, and the Gamerscore associated with it.

Here's a video recap of the new features.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMQgrp7aykw

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#12593008 Aug 02, 2016 at 03:53 PM
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New in the August update: My games & apps are now on the top of the Home screen, new sorting options have been added, and Ready to install items have been moved to their own area. Cortana has taken over voice commands on Xbox One. You can now play music in the background and play games with no snapping needed. The Store now shows everything on one screen. You can also find your Facebook friends on Xbox Live.

What's new in the August update on Xbox One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcT1dB9J6Rw

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#12601207 Aug 05, 2016 at 04:12 PM
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The update may not install automatically (as in my case), but go to Settings and look for Updates. There you will find the latest update. Install it. You will have to enable and configure Cortana if you want her.

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#12602488 Aug 06, 2016 at 06:56 AM
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According to the new download information that you get when getting a patch for a game or whatever says that I'm downloading at 10MBS. That's not even possible in Australia. The download speed meter is definitely broken I watched the download size increase to be sure.
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#12705691 Sep 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM
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Not a software update but Xbox related: Microsoft is changing their service agreement and XBL is nvolved. I've highlighted the key part for you to read.

What are the changes Microsoft is making to the Microsoft Services Agreement?
To see all of the changes, we recommend you read the full Microsoft Services Agreement.

Here are some of the most notable changes to the Microsoft Services Agreement:

Coverage for additional services (like GroupMe and Group Messaging) and new functionality and features for covered services (like Skype, Bing and our Rewards programme)
Clarifications that your work or school account is covered by different terms
Notice that Xbox now requires that you sign in at least every 5 years to keep your gamertag active
Explanation of data storage limits for OneDrive and factors that could affect syncing and uploading to OneDrive services
You can also read a summary of the changes here.
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#12847163 Nov 11, 2016 at 08:55 AM
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Larry Hryb chats with Scott Henson from the Xbox Engineering team about the brand new Xbox Holiday Update, rolling out now to everyone. The update includes big new features like Clubs, Looking for Group, Achievement Rarity, Group Chat, and much more!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vpf2OhGKb4

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#12995496 Jan 17, 2017 at 07:25 AM
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#13012060 Jan 23, 2017 at 09:48 PM
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First Wave Of New Xbox Update Features Ship To Select Xbox Insiders Today.

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
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#13013046 Jan 24, 2017 at 09:49 AM
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#13012060 Masiv wrote:

First Wave Of New Xbox Update Features Ship To Select Xbox Insiders Today.



Cool. I just got Yakuza 0 on the PS4 so I'll check it out in a few days. Have you used it? Is it better?
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#13016183 Jan 25, 2017 at 02:24 PM
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#13013046 Falconer wrote:

....Cool. I just got Yakuza 0 on the PS4 so I'll check it out in a few days. Have you used it? Is it better?

Unfortunately, I am not part of the "Xbox Insiders Program", but the updates are coming to all Xbox owners pretty soon. It's about performance improvements and getting to things as fast a possible. I think the changes will be welcomed by most XB1 gamers. Microsoft has done a good job with the interface in the past, so I think they will not disappoint now.

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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