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April Xbox One update detailed by Microsoft

Microsoft has outlined the new features arriving in the April Xbox One update.

It seems Xbox One updates are becoming a monthly affair, with Microsoft just announcing the April update via its Xbox Wire site.

This month, Xbox One owners were able to download the biggest update yet, preparing their console and its Xbox Live service for the Titanfall release date.

The April update won’t quite be as large as the March issue, but will introduce some improvements and tweaks to the Xbox On features.

Firstly, Microsoft will introduce a game save progress bar that clearly indicates the status of game saves. You’ll also be able to tell which games and apps are currently being updated.

Microsoft is also adding special notifications for when your friends or favourites sign into Xbox Live.

“This actually was one of the most frequently requested features from the first preview wave and we made it a priority to include it in the April update.”

Friends who are playing multiplayer titles will be more clearly identified in the Friends list and you can view your pals’ most frequently accessed apps.

Last month, Microsoft invited select Xbox One gamers to preview system updates before they are officially launched.

The April update will be available to these preview customers before April, in order for Microsoft to get feedback before the system update rolls out to the general public.

“We will continue to push new features and other updates to these folks to explore and we’ll be trying new things with the UI, like notifications, different ways of discoverability, and a bunch of other ideas the team is working on,” explained Microsoft. “Through this process, some features will launch, others might not and all will be refined through feedback. We value your feedback and want your help shaping the future of Xbox One.”

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