February 11th 2014 6:01 am PT

More details on the Multiplayer and Party Updates for Xbox One Coming in March

With the next Xbox One update scheduled to come out this week, Marc Whitten has posted details about what to expect in our March update, including details around the imporvements we’re making to Xbox One multiplayer and parties:

  • Get to your friends list faster. The friends list will be front and center on the homepage of the Friends app. Click the Social tile on Home, or say “Xbox, go to Friends” to see who’s online and what they’re up to. From there you can quickly send messages and get into a party.
  • Party chat will be turned on by default. When you party up, chat audio will be turned on by default.
  • Chat with friends playing different games. Party chat will be separated from people playing your game, so you can chat with your friends who are online or you can chat with everyone playing the game.
  • We’re adding an “Invite friends to game” option to your multiplayer titles moving forward. Similar to Xbox 360 titles, this will appear inside a games’ menu and offer a simple and quicker way to set up your multiplayer battles. Selecting “Invite friends” will let you invite friends to your game and party.
  • We’re adding “Recent Players.” This is a simple list that shows you Xbox Live members you’ve recently played with, making it easier to stay in touch with people, or add new friends after your multiplayer battles.

Via Xbox Wire

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  • trent82

    Those are some great imporvements!

  • Bennijin

    “We’re adding “Recent Players.” This is a simple list that shows
    you Xbox Live members you’ve recently played with, making it easier to
    stay in touch with people, or add new friends after your multiplayer
    battles.”

    Yeah and report those cheating gits who ragequit when you’re winning, that’s what this feature’s REALLY for and I welcome it and the other additions. Let’s just hope it comes out on time.

    • evilfangs .

      Time to see this mighty rep system we heard so much about in effect.

    • Michael Burden

      I would have to agree on the reporting players, especially after last night. I was trying to log in a few Killer Instinct rounds to unlock some fight titles, and had over half quit just before the round ended when there was a possibility they might lose. And to top it off they weren’t even ranked matches but exhibition. Makes the new reputation system worthless when you can’t report players easily.

  • Al

    It amazes me that they thought they were taking things “next-gen” yet the console wasn’t even as good as its predecessor! It should have had these features to start with and then develop from there, not go backwards! How did they think removing those would be for the best baffles me. But at least on the positive side, they are making improvements

    • kingcrusher

      I think they were just influenced by EA and pretty much all of their sports series. If you take two steps back, then one step forward later makes you (in their mind) look good. I’ve never understood it.

    • Some guy

      The real reason is MS being MS, rushing things to get things done ASAP.
      Reading about the Kinect 2.0. is horrible, it’s filled with “we wanted to tried that but we had to get it out in 3 months”.
      That or they removed to make us think they are impoving the console.

      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        There was 8 years between consoles, MS shouldn’t have had to rush anything!

  • ilovegoogleglass

    Seems nifty,

  • deadbox102

    It’s a good start.

  • Unregisterred007

    where is the fking Feb 11 update ?

    • Chuck

      It got pushed to later in the week.

  • gamercat

    Let’s add everything the 360 has even though it should have already been on there at launch!

  • Sanpei

    Why didnt you think these simple design facts at the beginning ?
    Even you have a very successful example like Xbox360 !!!

    • kevgallacher

      It seems as though the people who designed the X1 have never played the X360.

      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        Unfortunately, I have to agree. This assertion that the console was made by gamers for gamers is a load of marketing nonsense. No gamer I know would have suggested that using the Kinect mic for voice chat during an online game was a good idea.

        No gamer I know would have suggested that large amounts of system resources, RAM and processing power go toward a motion camera that the vast majority of devs making AAA core games don’t even want to use.

        No gamer I know thinks that stereo sound is better than Dolby surround.

        No gamer I know likes what they’ve done with the party and chat systems.

    • Chuck

      I am fairly certain MS felt the need to release X1 a year before they wanted to after they heard PS4 was releasing in 2013, as a result a lot of features they planned to include go cut. Doing that on the software side felt safer as they could add them back later. Had MS waited to release in 2014 the X1 would probably be a different beast, but MS didn’t want to give Sony a year head start.

  • Martin Morales

    Hi, I have one question:

    I have both Xbox 360 (from the very begining), and a Ps3, that actually is my girlfriend’s console. I play both, but 360 was my main console. I’ve been paying for a Gold account from the very first time (Nitram Selarom gamertag). Now, about a month ago I start paying for Playstation Plus. The games of playstation plus are just amazing! (bioshock infinite, by the way, best game ever, borderlands 2, Metro Last Light). Well, I always thought “Yes, but my Xbox Live online is better”…. but… I really can’t see any diference. And thinking about, if the games don’t use the servers of Microsoft, and the use they own servers, or not use any dedicated server… ¿what’s the difference? Please, this is a real question. I’m not a fanboy.

    • evilfangs .

      You’re also paying for more security over your details and the overall network on Microsoft. Yeah you can get hacked on Xbox but I personally don’t remember a time when Xbox live has been down for a long period of time.

      • Martin Morales

        You are right! thats a good point. No sure if it’s enought to justify the price, but a good point.

    • Chuck

      The idea with dedicated servers is it is centralized and the experience is the same across all games. The classic example on the 360 is EA who uses their own servers, and the exeperience is always terrible.

      You didn’t mention if you are playing any large multiplayer games online, I would expect to see a larger difference on games where there are 16 people playing. PS has had 7 years to catch up to MS so I wouldn’t be surprised if the gap has seriously shrunk. It’ll be awhile before sony can catch up with the sheer amount of servers that MS has though.

      I do agree that MS needs to up their game in terms of the games they are offering for free or at discount. Currently their strategy is to offer really old games for free, it looks like they are doing something awesome but 5 years in anybody who wanted to play the game would have already so MS doesn’t lose any real revenue. MS’s strategy feels a little more little like PR instead of fan service.

      • http://lacontramagazine.com/ Martin Morales

        I get it, and of course would be a win if the games really use it. I mean: the whole EA, dont use it. Activision, as long as I know didnt use it for CoD (and with EA and activision I basically covering 50% of online gaming of present and future). Not even Halo use it. So, in the 360, it was not really a win. Security aside (I reckon that’s not a low point), the dedicated servers didnt play an important part. Are the things changing with the Xbox One? I just dont know. But I’m afraid this doesnt depend of Microsoft, and if developers don’t want to spend money on this, it wont be a real point. :(

  • Fernando Blanco

    By default show online friends in friend list. Maybe can add the option to have gruops of friends. sorry for my english :)

  • xHDx

    Glad they have added this. Especialy the Recent players list. I miss that so much. Also, which update free’s up the extra 10% GPU space, the March or February update?

    • WARLORD

      Freeing up the GPU is only rumor at this point and its not 10%. The RUMOR is.
      Microsoft requires that all
      games reserve 10% of the GPU’s capacity for the Kinect, even if the game
      doesn’t use it. That’s split up into 8% for the Kinect video features
      and 2% for Kinect voice. In an effort to give a boost to its console,
      Microsoft is expected to issue a system patch that removes the
      requirement that games save that 8% for Kinect video.

  • kingcrusher

    This is part of the reason why I’ve not purchased an XBox 1 yet. I do say “Yet” because I do plan on getting one, but I decided a while back to let all of the early adopters (aka beta-testers) help MS work out the kinks before taking the plunge.

    I have nothing against MS or the XBox 1, in fact I look forward to getting one. I figure at this rate, I’ll only need to wait for the next big update before I’m ready. I just have a hard time understanding why they took so many steps backwards before inching forwards. You’d think where the 360 left off would have been a good starting point.

    • https://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

      That’s part of the reason I got an Xbox One, not only is it a great console (and you’re already missing out by waiting), but I love working out the all the kinks and growing with system.

      I too, have a hard time understanding how the Xbox One’s UI is lacking when compared to the 360.

      • dibils

        the dashboard lacking is because of the huge 180 they did on the DRM which forced a huge overhaul of the whole system.. would be my guess

  • http://www.Bl4ckSh33p.de/ Bl4ckSh33p

    “Recent Players” is great! Thanks for the update. :)

  • Chuck

    If the updates keep coming at this rapid fire pace, in a years time we will actually have a good working dashboard and XboxLive experience.

  • Mark Gibson

    Hope the system update is out on Thursday or Friday this week……. the Feb update …that is

  • Chuck

    I think somebody at MS was more concerned with release their console in the same time window as Sony instead of delivering the console they wanted to make. Its like their business people have never heard that 1st to market doesn’t always win.

    And I’m sure the rework from all the policy changes didn’t help to advance the cause either. MS tried to pivot but they surely had to give up some stuff in the process.

    • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

      As a person who’s really enjoyed his Xbox consoles over the years I would like to be optimistic about what MS is doing but honestly there aren’t may good excuses for some of the design decisions that have been made with Xbox One.

  • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

    Major,

    The UI is just terrible and that’s not the only instance of questionable decision making with this console. 3 operating systems and a spy camera that gobble up system resources like a fat person a buffet. Honestly, I don’t mind the snap features but if it meant more RAM was given to developers to put toward the games I’d happily switch between inputs on my TV manually. Having to pick up my remote and switch to HDMI 2 is a small price to pay for better games!

    Still no mention about support for 7.1/5.1 Dolby surround. Is it not coming? I have to wonder because there just hasn’t been a mention of it. Why would they mention a headset adapter and not mention a software update to support Dolby surround through the optical output. Is it going to be included in the March update or not? To me and other gamers I know full surround sound is an essential part of the gaming experience. I took a long time to decide what headphones I wanted to buy and not being able to use them is a real annoyance. Also, it’s hard to ignore that if I had purchased a PS4 I just wouldn’t be having this issue, I’d just be enjoying my headphones.

    Major, you mentioned that the Xbox One is evolving like the 360 did. That’s not really great news when you consider the fact that MS spent the last few years with the 360 moving away from gaming and concentrating most of their efforts on gimmicky motion control. In the beginning they worked on securing new IP’s, they worked hard to bring the gamer excellent value. That all just seemed to go away.

    I’ve been an Xbox Live subscriber for 10 years now but I’m not so sure I want to continue that anymore, Playstation is now offering better value for the dollar. They’re being really aggressive and targeting the gamer. It just appears that MS has really lost touch with the gamers in general. Like all of their decisions with this console were made in an echo chamber filled with corporate yes men.

    Kind of regretting my decision to buy Xbox One. Honestly, you guys need to do better, and quickly!!!

    • billy middleton

      I have the xbox one and the 360 but I don’t have Kinect plugged in. as I cannot use it due to the small size of the rooms in my house so I need not worry about spying.

      as for three operating systems ….. that’s just overkill and a complete system resource hog.

      they said the xbox is evolving … what into, a mess, a disaster waiting to happen.

      when the xbox one was announced everyone was like “YES A NEW CONSOLE”

      then as they watched the reveal and then later on the big news at CES everyone was like “WHAT THE ((enter bad words here))”.

      the ENTIRE launch event and then the public event was all about TV,TV, TV, TV, TV, TV, SPORTS, TV TV TV TV SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS, TV TV TV HALO TV TV TV SPORTS SPORTS TV” then when they announced ALL the major restrictions on games and on the trading then the thing was classed as a full digital only platform.

      after that the massive backlash from people and the criticism from almost every major developer and well….backlash from everyone left right and centre then they said Kinect is mandatory for the system to work.

      everything was negative feedback from the consumer right up into the stock market everyone was saying “ITS A GAMES CONSOLE NOT A TV PASS THROUGH”.

      less than a week later Microsoft scrapped EVERYTHING they announced at the reveal and press conferences and then they fired the people who made the epic bad choices but it was to late, the damage was done.

      I had a long argument with a Microsoft manager about the X1 which was picked up on by the bbc, the argument was about the xbox one OS.

      my argument was that MS announced that the xbox one would be run by a modified version of windows 8, I later found out it was a modified version of windows 7 and that X1 games can be released on desktop pc’s with very little alterations.

      the manager denied that was possible as it would require extensive reprogramming, extensive alteration of the games and even then it would be highly expensive.

      I replied back “the games are programmed, designed and compiled on windows pc’s for a console that runs on windows 7″, the manager went on denying its possible.

      the argument went on for 3 hours until the manager spilled the bean ((I am not kidding on this)) he said the games require very minimal changes to run on pc’s and they already have them running on mid level gaming pc’s to test games.

      he went on to say that the 3 OS on the X1 was not possible as the amount of ram on the X1 is not enough so they used some smart programming from the 360 and altered it for the X1.

      he then went on a rather long explination about the X1 OS which he did indeed confirm was windows 7 with a windows 8 overlay,

      he did say that it was his idea to deny people the ability to have control over there hard drive space and I pressured him to answer why a 500gig hard drive only had 364gig of usable space …. his reply was this “that’s all that’s left after the OS is installed” which I find is obscene since I have a 1TB hdd ((931 after formatting)) on my pc and I have windows 7 and even without games installed I am still left with 903 gig.

      sked why they wont allow us to put in bigger hard drives like sony with the ps3/4, the reply was rather abrupt “because we want to control the players”

      the gamers are wanting the ability to put in bigger hard drives as this would also give the gamers more space since the aberage install of a game on the X1 is between 30gig – 50gig, given that a fan filled the hard drive with 6 games ….. thats right SIX GAMES MAXED OUT THE CONSOLES HARD DRIVE.

      given that sony are allowing there owners to change the hard drives to 2TV in sizes means they can install much much much more.

      IF and its a big IF microsoft support external hard drive support with an unlimited size lets hope they will allow it to be used to install and run games from external storage.

      the 360 has a limit of 32gig which i find frankly stupid but at least you can run games from the flash drives.

      yes even thugh i have so many gripes, moans and complaints about the xbox one i still bought one as i have hope microsoft will dump the so called mythical 3 OS thing and increase the screen resolution to a true 1080 HD and give us back a simpler more easy to use dashboard.

      i would gladly accept the old NXE dashboard which has the animated backgrounds and animated avatars over this confusing hard to use slap in the face they call a dashboard on the X1.

      • kevgallacher

        what the hell are talking about? Who cares if the console uses windows 7 or 8, is this important?
        the average sized game is around 20GB at the moment. the largest being NBA 2K14 at 43.1 GB which is the only one above 40, so how did someone fill 364gb with 6 games. you should be able to fit around 15 or more games currently.

        • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

          all the games I have are coming in close to 40 not 20. 500gb HDD just isn’t enough no matter how you slice it.

          I would have been happy if they charged 500 dollars and included a 2TB HDD instead of the spy camera nobody wanted.

          Want confirmation that nobody wanted this camera? Ask developers what Kinect functions they’re building into their next gen AAA games. They would rather put the available RAM to other uses, believe me.

          • Michael Burden

            1 – not a spy cam, quit spouting nonsense.
            2 – a lot of people DO want the Kinect, including many developers.

            I do agree both companies skimped on hard drive size and unfortunate Microsoft chose to make it non-user serviceable. At least they will be allowing external USB storage for games in the near future, unlike SONY which is not.

          • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

            1. Um, yeah it was! it’s original purpose was to identify the user so Microsoft could make more money letting their partners target market to individual users. That’s right out of their mouths, nothing anybody made up. So stop drinking the Microsoft punch and wake up.

            2.I call BS on the Kinect, MS is rethinking mandatory resources allocation to the spy camera because devs want to use the resources for crazy stuff like making games.

            You sir are either a fanboy or a paid representative of Microsoft!

          • Michael Burden

            Man you need to lay off the pipe while you still have some functioning brain cells left.

            1. LOL, way to take a few statements out of context from some marketing meetings/bull sessions. This was never the intent, but a POSSIBLE use in the future but far from the reason for its creation and inclusion in the system. You need to stop believing every conspiracy theory you read on the internet or at least do further research in order to find the facts that debunk this so you don’t continue to look like a fool.

            2. More likely they are reallocating the resources because they found they had more overhead than they needed after more testing, much like they did with the speed bump in processor speed prior to launching the system. This is purely a case of Microsoft being cautious initially with resource allocation to avoid some of the problems the 360 had (ie RROD). And FYI, it is not memory allocation they are freeing up, it is GPU allocation for other processes that is being freed up. If you are going to troll, try to get at least SOME facts right.

          • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

            1. Sorry man, but there is no way MS said that publicly without them having major ambitions to do it. Just like they had ambitions to make the system an always online DRM monster, that bricks if you don’t check in ever 24 hours. I didn’t make any of this up, it right from the boys at Microsoft.

            2. the fact of the matter is that there is system RAM allocated to the spy camera. You need to do a little bit more research and try to be objective instead of being a fanboy. There are also significant system resources to work the 3 operating systems.

            3. I’m not a troll, I love my 360 and I’ve been an Xbox customer from the beginning. I’m simply not happy with this console and I have a lot of valid reasons to feel that way. I’m not alone in that by the way.

            4. Will the system get better? maybe a bit, but it’s still going to be limited by the slower RAM they chose, the 3 operating systems they need to allocate RAM to and the slower graphics card.

            Sorry that any criticism of Microsoft upsets you but they’ve made a lot of decisions with this system that aren’t exactly great if you love video games.

          • Michael Burden

            First off, they NEVER publicly stated that – it was leaked from internal marketing meetings and taken out of context, then blown up by fools on NeoGAF and IGN. Now you bring up the always online debacle – with the initial system they had set up (Family Sharing in particular) there was a NEED for that. Not saying it was the brightest idea, but I can at least see the logic behind it with what they had hoped to accomplish. And that is all irrelevant anyway since Microsoft changed it after feedback and the people behind that push are no longer with the company (Adam Orth and Don Mattrick in particular).

            I for one HAVE been objective and stated correct facts regarding the reallocation of GPU computing resources (rumored to be allowing the 8% of GPU processing that was reserved for Kinect video functions to be made available to developers who want to make use of it) – not RAM as you continue to incorrectly state. There is no separate RAM allocation for Kinect – PERIOD. It is bundled with the rest of the OS allocations and does not have a set piece of memory just for Kinect, nor is that being freed up in a future update – feel free to look it up. And in case you didn’t know, the PS4 ALSO reserves a sizable chunk of RAM for its OS, meaning that all 8GB are NOT available for games.

            Valid criticism of Microsoft does not affect me, but idiotic conspiracy theories and completely wrong statements being passed as facts do bother me. You do mention a couple of valid issues (GPU power & hard drive size), but most of what you have written is pure drivel spouted by SONY fanboys and hipster haters with no real basis in reality. I’m sorry debunking your crackpot theories is causing issues with your tenuous grip on reality.

          • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

            I understand that fanboys like yourself can’t handle people criticizing your console of choice. It’s emotionally tough for you in this situation because you feel a very strong urge to defend your choice because you feel that the choice you’ve made actually says something about you. Unfortunately for you and me for that matter, Microsoft has made some choices with this console that are just indefensible.

            There are GPU resources that are set aside for Kinect but there is also memory allocated to it. And just like the oppressive always online and DRM functions they did have an intent to use the Kinect camera for their marketing partners. This was one of the major reasons that Kinect was an absolute requirement. The outcry from us is the only reason they backed off from those policies.

            You can’t really deny that the RAM is slower and that it takes more of it to run the 3 operating systems and the Kinect, Just because they bundled that memory allocation to the operating system that runs the Kinect doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have memory allocated to it. You’re splitting hairs The 3 operating systems are a bloated whale, it’s really over engineered. You also cant deny that the graphics card is less capable.

            So, you believe that anybody that criticizes Xbox One is a Sony fanboy do you? My gamer tag is ScaredySquirrel. You can send me hate messages if you want or you can add me to your friends list and we can play some Halo and talk this over. I’ve been a Live subscriber literally since Xbox Live was created. I’ve also purchased an Xbox One at launch and while growing pains are to be expected the UI, chat and party features as well as the lack of Dolby surround support are simply unacceptable. I’m also annoyed that I’m going to have to buy a PS4 if I want to play the best console version of multiplatform games.

          • Michael Burden

            When you start off with statements like “fanboys like your self” you really lose a lot of credibility in your attempts to be taken seriously. Not a fanboy at all, just pointing pout FACTS that you conveniently gloss over.

            I could nitpick your defense of the Kinect RAM allocation argument, but your last response really does that for me – points out your initial argument didn’t have a leg to stand on and now you are trying to somehow rationalize it with hyperbole. Your whole second paragraph is filled with ASSUMPTIONS and half truths – no real facts at all to back any of it up.

            In terms of the RAM argument you bring up, yes GDDR5 is faster than DDR3 FOR REPETITIVE TASKS. That is why it is used in video cards. But it also is not as robust as DDR3 which is better for CPU intensive programs. With the way the One was designed, it probably was a better choice since the system was designed to be more than just a gaming system. But the way they divided the RAM was pretty stupid, which they should have learned from the PS3 design that had a similar RAM setup that made developing more difficult for the system. And yes, the PS4 does have a slightly more powerful GPU – no one has denied that.

            Criticism is fine, but out right BS is when I feel I have to call you out (Spycam, Kinect RAM allocation, et al). I’m not 12 so no desire to troll you on Live, nor much desire to continue this pointless back and forth when you can’t admit you were wrong when I called you out, still clinging to the conspiracy theories and old information that has changed. Also, you notice my previous post had an “or” in it – if not a SONY fanboy I guess that leaves the hipster that thinks it is cool to hate on everything that has a modicum of popularity. Had you stuck to actual facts, we wouldn’t be involved in this back and forth.

          • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

            Spy cam was one of the intents, its true. No conspiracy theories, just what we’ve heard directly from MS.
            The OS does allocate RAM to the Kinect, it needs system memory to run, that’s also just simply true, it’s also true that devs can’t use that RAM for something else if they want to. PS4 has a significantly more powerful GPU, enough so that discerning gamers will notice the difference and we’ve already seen the differences in the games. Sony has said that gap will only widen and MS has not disputed that, it’s very telling in the PR war when something like that happens.

            Not a hipster either, just a long time Xbox customer who isn’t happy with some of the decisions that Microsoft made this time around. I was actually making a real effort to like the machine. And as far as hating on something that’s popular goes, I’d be hating on PS4 if that were true, it’s clearly more popular than Xbox one.

            It’s fine if you love the console, If you’re not a 12 year old then perhaps you could be mature enough to understand why some/many people have a problem with the decisions Microsoft has made in this generation.

            Like I said, I’ve already purchased an Xbox One, so I hope they are able to improve the performance of the console a bit and streamline the UI. Just because I’m unhappy with many of their decisions doesn’t mean I want the console to fail. There is however no doubt that the choices they’ve made have damaged the Xbox brand.

            I’ll probably be playing Titanfall in March when it launches provided MS includes proper Dolby surround support in the March update. If you change your mind about the offer to play send me a request.

          • kevgallacher

            What games are these exactly? Thee only games that come close to 40GB are NBA2K14, COD and Ryse which comes in at 35GB, Most are 20GB or less, several are under 10GB. How much HDD space is enough though? If they put 1TB in it would push up the cost of the machine causing more complaints and inevitably you would have people complaining it doesn’t have more. 500GB is enough just now with a promise of extending it later on. How many games do you need on the system anyway? Just now you can easily fit more than 15 games. Its easy just to delete and reinstall as and when you need, just like people have done with PC’s for decades now.

      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        It really is a sad mess. I bough one as well and I hardly ever play it. I can’t stand playing without proper surround audio and that stupid cheap pack in mic is broken so I can’t really play multiplayer games with friends.

        Like I said in a previous comment, it seems clear that this console was developed in an insular environment by a bunch of corporate d-bag yes men. They sure didn’t give one flying F*** about what the gamer thought.

        I didn’t want to buy a PS4, but I think I’m going to have to. Once a 3rd party controller comes out that’s like the Xbox controller and there is a must own game I think I’m going to get it. It wasn’t something I planned on doing but Microsoft has forced the issue. Given the faster RAM and better graphics card it looks like multiplatform games are going to be better on that system anyway.

      • Digiadam

        Well said.

  • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

    Agree 100%

    The UI seems like nothing more than an attempt at making it visually dazzling and trying to make it look like there’s more being offered than there really is. It’s difficult to navigate, too much visual noise getting in the way of me finding what I’m looking for.

    You mentioned over-engineered and that’s one of the things that stand out. 3 operating systems requiring massive system resources. system resources that developers will never be able to use when making GAMES!

    And no Dolby 7.1/5.1.

    I certainly have to re-assess my brand loyalty.

  • John Titus

    How about some proper media playback like was common place on the 360?
    Why can I do less with my DLNA servers than I can with a box that is 7
    years old? It feels like a knock on your customers to push them to pay
    for the various media services. Pushing a file to the Xbox is going
    backwards no matter how you try and sell it.

  • Braulio

    Finally, “Recent Player List”, I can add potential gaming buddies at ease and also report “Rage Quitters”, Trolls, and glitters/modders/hackers more simpler than taking paper notes of their gamer tags and remembering. I also like the Game DVR feature because it can be used as evidence to prove any dishonest gamers breaking the rules of the “Holy Bible of Gaming”

  • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

    They are going to have to incorporate some official support for HDD upgrades or external USB storage. The system as they have it just isn’t adequate.

  • chris

    Where is the Feb update already?

  • chris

    As for everyone bitching about the xb1 give them time.. and those that thank it pays on u unplugged the Damon Kinect Swenson it will work with out it

    • kvfive

      And your previous comment your asking where the update is…. Stop bitching, give em time eh ?!?!

    • kevgallacher

      We have gave them time. 3 months so far and the console still doesn’t do some of the things promised and still lacks some features that should have been in since day 1

  • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

    Yeah, no word on when they’re going to be updating for proper Dolby surround sound. This is a really important one for me. Playing with a good surround headset is essential to my gaming experience.

    Them not saying anything about it makes me think it won’t be included in the March update.

    • Paniccky z

      yeah they should have put this in launch

  • Paniccky z

    We need voice messages, dolby digital and games with gold soon!

  • dibils

    so.. when is the February update coming..

  • kevgallacher

    Are we getting the update this week?

  • Brian

    so, it’s Friday….. where is the update?

  • gtron8

    there’s only one more day in the week… where is the update said to be released on february 11? :]

  • http://www.efloors.com/ malbert69

    It seems as if the February 11th update announcement is being treated as if it never happened. Also, Microsoft wants us to forget it ever happened by pushing Titanfall down our throats. That’s pretty disappointing.

  • kvfive

    Seems like M$ wants to sell now and fix later, dissapointed is an understatement !

 
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