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Xbox One February 11 update will be optional and introduce background updates

Sam Loveridge


Xbox One Wireless Controller

The Xbox One update arriving on February 11 will be optional, but will offer the ability to download future updates in the background.

Arriving tomorrow, February 11, the first Xbox One update will introduce many new small features including a tweaked Xbox One dashboard.

According to an Xbox rep speaking to Kotaku, you will only receive the Xbox One update if you manually choose to download it.

The Xbox One update will introduce the ability to download all future updates in the background, which will be a handy feature for those who can’t stop gaming.

The slightly modified Xbox One dashboard only serves to tweak the existing version a little with additions like a controller battery indicator.

You’ll also be able to manage your storage and view a boot progress indicator, in order to keep you updated as to how your install is going.

The Kinect voice commands will also be improved following the update, “so commands become more fluid and responsive over time”, explained Microsoft.

There will also be a second Xbox One update on March 4 in preparation for the Titanfall release date on March 14 in the UK.

This second update will introduce a “new party and multiplayer system”, as well as other “new features and improvements.”sc

“This post is the first of many announcements and sneak peeks at features in the system updates”, explained Marc Whitten, Xbox Chief Product Officer. “We’re been carefully listening to your feedback and look forward to delivering many new features that will make Xbox One even better. We’re just getting started and can’t wait to share more information in the coming weeks.”

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February 10, 2014, 10:28 pm

Damn, so the system was missing the battery indicator, the ability to download updates in the background, couldnt manage storage or have a install progress indicator!? What the f*ck!?


February 10, 2014, 11:52 pm

It can download game updates in the back, it's referring to system updates which has now been added. You couldn't see your storage but the system was designed so that when on the verge of hitting quota, it would uninstall your least most used game/app, they referred to the "boot progress indicator" not an install progress indicator. Yes missing battery indicator which is now here, thank god, hardly something that was system breaking though.

Relax man, it's hardly as bad as you're making it sound. It's just an update with some missing features.


February 11, 2014, 2:56 am

How do we even download it?

Tony Capony

February 11, 2014, 9:55 am

You will get promped upon boot when it's ready

Scott Underwood

February 11, 2014, 1:33 pm

Like when I turn it on or it will just tell me when I am playing?

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