Microsoft’s first major Xbox One update of the year has been rolled out, with the software patch introducing a range of new features and bug fixes.
Having originally been scheduled to launch last Tuesday, February 11, the Xbox One update has now been rolled out for next-gen gamers following brief delays.
Although users’ overall gaming experiences are unlikely to be drastically improved by the February Xbox One firmware update, the console will gain a number of small improvements, with USB keyboard support introduced for the first time alongside a home screen-based battery level indicator for connected controllers.
Further Xbox One updates introduced in the latest firmware install include improved console storage and download queue management options, as well as improvements to the console’s Blu-ray playback quality.
“With this update, you will find it easy to find how much space your content takes up and better manage your content,” Larry Hyrb, Microsoft’s Director of Programming for Xbox Live said.
Hyrb, also widely known by his Microsoft gamer tag – Major Nelson – added: “You can also control your install lineup and more easily manage your download queue.
“We’ve separated My Games and My Apps into separate lists, so you can easily create separate queues for both. Now you can pick the order in which you want your content to load and we’ve added a boot progress indicator so you can better track updates while they load.”
For those Xbox One owners who have enabled the console’s ‘Instant On’ feature, the Xbox One update will be downloaded and added to the console automatically, with the games unit seeking out and installing updates without prompting while in standby mode.
While the February Xbox One update has only just landed, Microsoft has already looked ahead to March’s patch, revealing what gamers can expect next month.
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