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Xbox Firmware Update coming in next few days


Microsoft will be "rolling out the next system update for Xbox One around the world in the coming days", according to Major Nelson.

The July update improves the snap features, allowing you to snap achievements, as well as making tweaks to Kinect, meaning that you'll be able to turn it on and off a little easier using your voice.


“We’re continuing to gather your suggestions and recommendations on our dedicated channel called Xbox Feedback, so keep it coming. Thank you for taking the time to help us make Xbox the best place to play,” Microsoft’s Larry Hryb said on his blog.

Here's what to expect:

Snap Mode for Achievements. As we showed at our E3 Green Carpet event before the show, we’re offering an easier way to track and view your achievements in the moment. With Achievement Snap, you can track your achievement progress in real time without ever leaving the game. You can also ‘Get Help’ on any Achievements you’re struggling with. Xbox will scan the web for you and deliver relevant tips and strategy content right to your TV.
Double-tap to Snap. Double-tap the Xbox button on your controller to bring up Snap Center, where you can launch Achievements or any other snap-able app, without leaving your game. Already have an app snapped? Double-tap quickly switches between your game and the snapped app.
Choice of Spoken Language. Folks in New Zealand, Ireland and Austria, with this update in July, will be able to select voice control using the English or German voice models from other countries. And if you're an expat in an English-speaking country, you, too, can choose any of the other English language models that fit you.
Future Digital Bundles and Compilation Discs. We’re doing some work now so that publishers will have options for great digital bundle and disc compilation offerings in the future. As we test this feature, we’ll be seeing more flexible combinations of game titles and game content.
‘Like’ Game DVR clips. We’re adding the ability to ‘Like’ all your favorite Game DVR clips as well as activity feed items in SmartGlass.

Edited On 08 Jul, 2014

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ade0410's avatar
ade0410 2 years ago
Got it about 2 hours ago (in UK). Main new feature for me is being able to snap achievements. Good job MS.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Yeah the achievements thing is certainly a bonus. I just wish they would change the location of the notifications that pop up for achievements and friends and so on. They should appear in different places depending on the game.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Also I would like the digital bundles/ game compilation similar to how a lot of blu rays do it.
ade0410's avatar
ade0410 2 years ago
Agree about the notification pop-ups. I turned my off as playing Fifa they'd always appear and cover up my player who had the ball resulting in usually losing the ball!
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inspector 74 2 years ago
Love the achievements Snap thingy, great update this one in fact I think fair play to Microsoft for listening to feedback from us the whole xbox experience is improving all the time and heres where I have to say the whole Sony experiencing is on the other end of that scale and has been for a while now
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
I noticed that as well Inspector though I am still hoping for a big PS4 update soon. They do still have a lot of things to fix on the xbox one though.

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