Xbox Summer Update: What To Expect
The Xbox system will be getting a huge update this summer. It will include a lot of new features, some of which will allow Xbox One owners to stay connected with friends.
Microsoft announced on the Xbox Wire blog that the company is preparing for its summer update this year. The company will be releasing the update to Xbox One Preview members this week in batches, prior to the actual update going live to everybody else, Xbox Hub reports.
So what's in the new update? Here's what to expect.
Cortana on Xbox One
Cortana is a voice activated personal assistant for the Windows 10, kind of like Apple's Siri. Cortana will be launching on the Xbox One consoles with the new update and will work on both headsets and the Kinect. Xbox One users can now instruct Cortana to turn on the console (using Kinect), find games, check on your friends, accomplish common tasks and more.
New Game Collection
Microsoft will be updating the Game Collection interface to make it easier and faster to launch games. Players will be able to see more of their collection, get more information about the games on the queue and will have access to a handy "Ready to Install" tab.
Facebook Friend Finder on Xbox One
Originally an Xbox app feature, the Facebook Friend Finder jumps to the Xbox One console. It enables the players to add Facebook friends who also have their Xbox One consoles connected to Xbox Live.
Improved Sharing and Game Clip Recording
Players will now find it easier to share screenshots, game footages and achievements on Xbox One. Microsoft simplified the process of sharing on the console, reducing the number of steps that needs to be taken. Game clips and screenshots can also be shared via Twitter through the Xbox app.
Game footages can now be recorded on a "Very High" video quality setting via the Game Bar, allowing players to record in up to 60 frames per second, in addition to 30 frames per second.
As a final note, Xbox director of Program Management Mike Ybarra thanked the community for the feedback that helped Microsoft improve the console overtime. "In the upcoming months, the team will be focusing all of our efforts on the next two updates and won't be releasing an update every month." he concluded.
Fallout 4': Xbox Gets Mod Support Next Week, Limited to 2GB
Fallout 4 mod support will go live for the Xbox One on Tuesday, May 31.
Xbox One Slim, Xbox Two Codename 'Scorpio' Launch Dates & Specs
It looks like fans will be introduced to two new Xbox consoles soon, including a slimmer version of the Xbox One this year and a more powerful Xbox Two sometime next year.
Is Nintendo NX the Company's Last Hurrah?
The buzz around the Nintendo NX, is getting stronger as E3 approaches, but once it does come out in the market, will it be the game company's last attempt to produce a home console?
[April 3 Fortnite Update] Deadpool's Back in Town! Should We Call Him Captain?
Deadpool seems to have had enough with the rumors circulating his role in Fortnite and has decided to announce himself that he will be commandeering a yacht!
No More Browser For Facebook Messenger: Windows and Mac Desktop App With Video Chat Is Here!
Facebook has just recently announced that the Facebook Messenger app for both Windows and Mac is finally here!
The Potato Microsoft Teams Incident: Boss Can't Get Rid of Potato Filter During a Video Meeting! Everyone Decided to Just Go With It
A recent Microsoft Teams incident has happened where a particular boss accidentally turned the potato filter on and was not able to turn it off staying the entire meeting!
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Hackers Hear! Hackers See! Apple Is No Longer Safe!
Recent discoveries have found that Apple has been compromised and that hackers can access both your webcam and microphone.
Third Launch Fail For SpaceX: Explosion Happens As Liquid Nitrogen Pours
SpaceX has experienced its third launch fail with the recent SN3 prototype as it exploded as liquid nitrogen was being poured into the rocket's very own propellant tanks.
Capcom's Resident Evil 3 Remake Hack: How to Defeat Nemesis
Capcom's Resident Evil 3 Remake brings back a powerful boss who is quite difficult to defeat. Here's how to defeat Nemesis!