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Microsoft Creators Update Will Blur The Lines Between Xbox One And Windows 10 Gaming

By Mandy Adams , Jan 25, 2017 01:27 PM EST

Microsoft has been keen on making doing a Creators Update to improve the Xbox's gaming abilities. The latest information reveals that the company plans to bring the same quality of gaming to Xbox and PC gamers. Xbox insiders who had the first dibs on the latest update already saw the changes brought about by the new update.

Xbox UI Changes

Microsoft received a lot of complaints on how complicated it is to navigate the Xbox home screen and the company already addressed this issue in their Creators Update. The main goal of this update is to bring Windows features to Xbox. The new feature will allow players to see the apps that they recently played on the home screen. It will also allow easy access to the media controls and the game store.

Live streaming and multitasking improvements are bound to find its way to the Xbox. This will allow Microsoft's gaming console to compete with Twitch and similar devices. On top of that, Cortana will also make its way to the Xbox. Cortana can set reminders and alarms so that players will not miss any gaming session and this will not be the only role of Microsoft's personal assistant.

Xbox Insider Programs

At the moment, Xbox already made the update available to a small pool of users who are part of the insider program. Meanwhile, Microsoft also made changes on how players can be an insider. The latest news from Microsoft reveals that there will be four levels known as rings in the program. The highest level is known as Alpha and this is followed by Beta, Ring 3, and Ring 4.

Players need to earn their slot in the Xbox insider program. Players who do not provide feedback on the updates can lose their slot on the insider program. Xbox Creator Update could finally bring cool changes to the gaming console and make the experience similar to Windows PC gaming.

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