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Xbox One update will make some features 50% faster

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Microsoft has confirmed the new Xbox One update will make some features 50 per cent faster.

The upcoming New Xbox One Experience update will make some system functionality up to 50 per cent faster when it lands in November.

According to Xbox engineering boss Mike Ybarra, speaking on the latest episode of Major Nelson Radio about the upcoming New Xbox One Experience update.

Ybarra said Microsoft tracks load time data for Xbox 360 and Xbox One and the New Xbox One Eperience will make executing tasks quite a bit faster.

The New Xbox One Experience, which is available now for some Xbox One Preview Program members, will make "popular gaming features" load up to 50 per cent faster.

Sadly, Ybarra wouldn't divulge which exact features these would be, but he did say that fans can look forward to a "new level of speed and responsiveness"

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The New Xbox One Experience will arrive for everyone in November, bringing with it a brand new UI and the long-awaited Xbox One backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 titles. There's also a new Guide and a new community section.

Ybarra teased that the update will introduce new "accessibility" features to ensure that the Xbox One can appeal to the widest possible market.

Ybarra talked about Windows 10 coming to Xbox One too, explaining that bringing the OS to the console isn't as simple as you might think.

He noted that it involved the team creating a highly customised version of Windows 10 built specifically for Xbox One called OneCore.

"Windows 10 for desktop PCs has incredible momentum right now," said Ybarra. "We're going to bring all of that efficiency to Xbox One."

David Horn

September 14, 2015, 2:08 pm

Well, it's not as if it could be any slower...

fried_egg

September 14, 2015, 3:50 pm

The boot up time of a w10 pc running largely the same 3rd party stuff as it was under w7 is far improved. ms seem to have kicked the arrogance of how they were building software & no doubt that has been carried over to x1... they need to keep things lean and fast and not slip back to lazy, loaded with rubbish and slow

L4lefty

September 14, 2015, 7:36 pm

There are some really good things about the Xbone dash, but you're
right...what a pathetically sluggish, counter intuitive, temperamental
UI it is.
A year on and I still have to think how to do the most
basic of things like inviting friends to a party mid-game, then wait for
the snap to decide to catch-up in it's own good time. That is of
course if my friend list actually decides to appear when I fire the
console up.

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