Xbox One owners should expect a major UI update containing a host of new features including Xbox Live game streaming to arrive soon.
Marc Whitten, Corporate Vice President of Xbox, has tipped that some features originally promised at E3 2013 will be making their way to the Xbox One before E3 2014 in June.
Xbox Live game streaming, where you can stream game footage for other to watch and engage with, was originally advertised as an Xbox One launch feature.
However, it was then announced that the game streaming wouldn’t be stable enough for the November 22 Xbox One release date and would be released in an update during the first half of 2014.
Whitten has tipped that this will arrive as part of a major Xbox One update before E3 2014, which starts June 10.
During the Engadget interview, Whitten said the next Xbox One update would be a major one to address the “Live experience” on Microsoft’s next-gen console, which should bring some UI tweaks with it.
“The feedback we’ve gotten is pretty valid; some of the social stuff is hidden or harder to use than it was on the Xbox 360. So you’re gonna see us come out with an update where, well, we’re going to fix those things.”
Whitten admits he has taken all the negative feedback from fans “very seriously”, especially after over ten years working with the online gaming service.
“So what I’m trying to do with the team is kind of theme some stuff up. Let’s take an update and really go through a big list of what we’re hearing from customers, what we know is broken with the architecture, areas that we want to improve or complete. I think that’s a theme you’ll really see us push on – that Live experience.”
You could also see the One Guide, the Xbox’s smart tv guide currently only available in the States launch with the update along with other features.
“Everything from getting more apps out faster, some of the TV stuff – improving some of that, getting the scale of that internationally where we don’t have some of that [will come first]. So I think you’re gonna see that come pretty quickly.”
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