As you know, the first product update for Xbox One will be released this week, offering lots of behind-the-scenes updates for developers building apps and games for Xbox One, several new features and stability and product updates to improve the customer experience.
We already knew that though, so how about more details on what’s coming for parties and multiplayer in March?
March Update Details
- Get to your friends list faster. The friends list will be front and center on the homepage of the Friends app. Click the Social tile on Home, or say “Xbox, go to Friends” to see who’s online and what they’re up to. From there you can quickly send messages and get into a party.- Party chat will be turned on by default. When you party up, chat audio will be turned on by default.- Chat with friends playing different games. Party chat will be separated from people playing your game, so you can chat with your friends who are online or you can chat with everyone playing the game.- We’re adding an “Invite friends to game” option to your multiplayer titles moving forward. Similar to Xbox 360 titles, this will appear inside a games’ menu and offer a simple and quicker way to set up your multiplayer battles. Selecting “Invite friends” will let you invite friends to your game and party.- We’re adding “Recent Players.” This is a simple list that shows you Xbox Live members you’ve recently played with, making it easier to stay in touch with people, or add new friends after your multiplayer battles.
The March Xbox One system update will start rolling out in early March.
The March update includes more features too. The improvements to multiplayer and parties are just a few of the features that will be included. More details on this are coming soon.
What do you make of these updates?