June 13th 2014 8:35 am PT

Xbox One July Update Preview

Hey folks…we’re here in Los Angeles at E3 2014, and it has been a packed house all week long. We filled the Galen Center on Monday for our annual E3 show and rolled out an incredible line-up of blockbuster exclusives for this holiday and next year. And directly after our show, we held a great panel discussion with Phil, Yusuf and others – for 200 of our biggest Xbox fans. This was the first event of its kind for us… and we loved it. You can also read Phil’s thoughts on the past week at E3 here.

As we pack up our booth, we end E3 just as we started: Our focus is on you. You’ve shaped Xbox into what it is today, and we can’t thank you enough. We look forward to hearing more from you over the coming weeks – now, officially on Xbox Feedback – a dedicated channel for all your thoughts and recommendations. From what we’ve seen this week, your feedback continues to be amazing. As of today, more than 65,000 fans like you have suggested more than 4300 ideas and contributed over 180,000 votes. 

We can’t wait to dig into your ideas and explore what may be possible for the future of Xbox. What better way to keep this momentum going than to share what’s coming in July? Here’s a shortlist of features rolling out in the next few days to folks getting early access to the Xbox One system update.

  • Snap Mode for Achievements. As we showed at our E3 Green Carpet event before the show, we’re offering an easier way to track and view your achievements in the moment. With Achievement Snap, you can track your achievement progress in real time without ever leaving the game. You can also ‘Get Help’ on any Achievements you’re struggling with. Xbox will scan the web for you and deliver relevant tips and strategy content right to your TV.
  • Double-tap to Snap.  Double-tap the Xbox button on your controller to bring up Snap Center, where you can launch Achievements or any other snap-able app, without leaving your game. Already have an app snapped? Double-tap quickly switches between your game and the snapped app.
  • Choice of Spoken Language. Folks in New Zealand, Ireland and Austria, with this update in July, will be able to select voice control using the English or German voice models from other countries. And if you’re an expat in an English-speaking country, you, too, can choose any of the other English language models that fit you.
  • Future Digital Bundles and Compilation Discs. We’re doing some work now so that publishers will have options for great digital bundle and disc compilation offerings in the future. As we test this feature, we’ll be seeing more flexible combinations of game titles and game content.
  • ‘Like’ Game DVR clips. We’re adding the ability to ‘Like’ all your favorite Game DVR clips as well as activity feed items in SmartGlass.

Once again, thank you for your incredible support. You’ve helped us make E3 2014 a memorable one. But we have no intention of letting our foot off the gas. We can’t wait to roll out these new features in July as we pave the way for an amazing line-up of blockbusters and exclusives this holiday.

E3, System Update, Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Steven M

    DLNA support?
    Every month Im gonna keep mentioning until I see it.

    • kevgallacher

      It already had DLNA support.
      You can stream music and video from a device to XBox One.

      • http://www.yakkowarner.com/ Yakko Warner

        Not like the 360. For the One, you can only “play to”, which, if you’re trying to stream from a server on your network, you have to use *another* device to start the media and send it to the Xbox. Which is more than a little ridiculous.

        • kevgallacher

          Well that is DLNA, The Xbox One is a certified DLNA device its just limited to being a DMR just now.

          • http://www.yakkowarner.com/ Yakko Warner

            Which is exactly the point: Compared to what the 360 has, the One is very limited in its DLNA support.

          • kevgallacher

            The OP just asked for DLNA support which it already has, not the extended stuff like being able to pull media from the server.

    • Xenokai

      Yeah i really miss it, the whole play to feature is just useless to me, id like to browse and choose my music with the sleek X1 UI instead of having to use a tablet or pc to manually send it. Background DLNA music player = must have.

    • http://twitter.com/dat_gap_doe KaosTheory

      Need an app for browsing content just like on the 360. I mean seriously, if the 360 can do it than get the dev team on it. Pretty simple to create an app/link it to the pc and have it able to browse the media player content.

  • Raheel Khurshid

    They should add a feature to “record or not to” the clips which save automatically, they are quite annoying especially in fifa or other games. Btw Dead rising is for $39.99 right now and premium edition is for $59 on sale right now on Xbox One!

    • jase

      But only £37.99 for the uk. unbalanced comes to mind

  • fur low

    Will the June update add support for being as powerful as PS4?

    • Digiadam

      Troll alert^^^^^^

      • fur low

        I’m serious, June or any other update will do this?

        • Kravex

          All your previuos post are the signs of a Sony fanboy, the Xbox One must worry you guys a lot

          • Brad

            There is nothing XB1 has to offer that makes a Sony fan jealous. Except for Halo and let’s be honest that series ended with 3.

            Just read today that Sunset Overdrive is confirmed to be 900p and 30fps… it’s not getting any better for MS.

          • roozbeh, again

            So the same as Watch dogs on the PS4. Wonder if that stopped it from being fun.

          • deadbox102

            Still beating that horse?

          • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

            Funny thing: I have played a couple of 900p games (not knowing it is not 1080p) and I couldn’t notice. So yes – it is a BIG problem. Once I found out I couldn’t play AC4 any more… ;-) Because, you know, the 1080p and 900p difference was suddently so apparent…

          • Kravex

            Them constantly posting on a Microsoft blog says otherwise…

        • Xenokai

          The power of the X1 and PS4 are so close that it doesnt matter, these console are closer in specs then the ps3/360 was. The 10% that was always reserved for kinect has become optional now with junes update so the gap is even smaller for developers. Seriously why does every one bring this up?

          Did you know the PS4 only has 4.5gb of actual RAM dedicated to games and the other 3.5gb is for the OS? While the X1 has 5GB for games and 3GB for the OS? The extra speed of the ps4 ram pretty much equals it out tho. Seriously don’t be a fanboy. Be a Gamer.

    • deadbox102

      360 never needed that to beat the PS3.

      • Disturbed_Court_Jester

        Well technically the PS3 out sold the 360 by a very small margin, but yeah.

        • arrow2010

          PS3 crushed XBox 360 outside of America. 360 sales in Japan are non-existent.

          • Douglas Quaid

            Who cares about Japan? We live in America, you moron.

        • roozbeh, again

          Not really, the amount shipped was more for PS3. But according to Eurogamer, the Xbox 360 still retains a very slight lead.

        • deadbox102

          Sorry, I was referring to US sales.

    • Guest

      If you wanted power, you shouldn’t have gotten a console in the first place, pauper.

  • Jose Magdaleno

    They should add another way to record I use Xbox record that all the time but sometimes at my friends its doesn’t work cause there’s alot of noise all the time if could make an update for a press of a button that would be nice

    • kevgallacher

      Yeah its a feature I rarely use as it doesn’t work half the time.
      They could make it hold back for a few seconds or something.

      • Jose Magdaleno

        I use all the time but that would be better

  • sirkillalotic

    Where in the heck is Snap Friends????????????????????

    • Kino

      you can snap activity and then view your favorites, but not your whole friends list

  • Alex Tran

    Dead Rising 3 is on sale for 33% off as well as its premium edition.

    • jase

      Not much of a sale if i can still buy it cheaper at retail

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

    Can it track challenges (with 0 Gamerscore)?

  • Fay_Z

    things to consider:

    real photo pics with an option to make it completely public without asking for a request
    faster messaging while in game.
    sent & received message layout (like facebook messaging or whatsapp) (surprised this hasn’t been implemented yet)
    voice, pic, video capture messaging
    xbox 360 style profiles with bio section
    xbox 360 style mini blade for easier access of friends, messages & recent players on top on current session rather than changing screens to view them (basically would like to view this while playing a game so i can still see whats happening just like the 360) maybe snap app for it?
    less 720p/792p/900p gaming more 1080p (glad to see forza & halo following this router i hope the next cod & bf will be 1080p 60fps)
    dlna which has been on the xbox 360 since launch but for some reason attempting to force xbox music & video subscriptions, no offense but we already pay for online & the promised cod ghost is no longer on dedicated servers so it’s pointless paying for online, pc online is free why are we still paying for xbl?

    most of the features of the xbox 360 dashboard are better but still glad phil spencer is the head of xbox and looking forward to the future of xbox

    • ImTheMetalLord

      There is a website set up for feedback like this. Heck you may even find some of your suggestions there that you can help vote up. Its feedback dot xbox dot com

    • Catalyst

      Like MetalLord said, this article also speaks directly to there being a new site for feedback. Just search “Xbox Feedback” and you’ll get it. You can make suggestions as well as vote on and comment on others. There are even categories, so that MS and users can easily delineate and find the changes they want most.

  • dibils

    double tap to snap is the best news

  • dj Codr

    Is there a way to delete a game or app that you haven’t got any achievements in, like the Xbox 360?

    • Please Clarify

      Wasn’t that option removed from the 360?

      • Does Not Equal

        No, it wasn’t.

        • BigBernard

          That’s fantastic.

      • dj Codr

        Nope it is still there. It just doesn’t make sense that it wasn’t carried over to the Xbox one.

    • Gazza!!!

      It auto deletes the achievements from you GT after a while if you have not unlocked any.

    • Harvey Burnett

      Go to My Games & Apps, highlight the game, menu button, select uninstall.

  • Hates bad writers.

    Is everyone voting for cheaper digital games on the Xbox feedback page? It’s ahead of everything by a mile, if it doesn’t come soon I’ll be a little disappointed.

    • Dex

      Yes

  • spideymp

    In regard to E3, I was very impressed with the respect MS paid towards Sony and Nintendo. It was refreshing and my respect for MS went up immensely particularly with Phil Spencer. Very impressed with him. We embrace all the gaming community, even the competition, because all these companies make gaming GREAT :-) Great job MS, you have reassured me of my choice to back xbox1, not just because of the games, but how you’ve listened and the respect shown to even your competition.

    • Nick Peck

      Phil is and always has been a gamer, just like Larry. They have both talked about owning and playing on ps/Nintendo systems/tablets and whatever. It’s great to see them show respect, unlike sony’s Andrew house who still throws out stupid jabs like a 15 year old. I don’t even think the sonybots like that guy.

  • ImTheMetalLord

    Don’t forget, today is the last day you can get Dark Souls for free on your Xbox 360. So if you haven’t done it yet then you should go get it now.

    I’m going to have to delete something in order to make room for Charlie Murder and Street Fighter tomorrow. I be at least half my digital collection isn’t even in my possession. Kinda scary when I know the 360 is waiting in Hospice right now.

    • deadbox102

      The least MS could do is give me the ability to put my 360 digital games in a nursing home aka my 3 TB hard drive.

      • Jeff Randall

        Same here. I’ve been asking for this forever. Microsoft isn’t listening. What do they expect us to do? Buy a hundred thumb drives?

        • deadbox102

          It honestly appears the 360 will be dropped like the original Xbox was.

          • Peter

            OK MS we get the point loud and clear you don’t want us to have the ability to save more than 32 gigs externally because for whatever wacky or selfish reason (sell more drives whatever?) but at least when you finally stop supporting the 360 officially can you release a final patch that removes the arbitrary restriction. You lifted the gold requirement for using netflix,etc Please finally do that as you’ve been on a great track lately of redemption in your customers eyes.

            Restricting legit users of your system when those who go the modchip way can easily store all their games on external drives without limit is really crappy. .

  • ImTheMetalLord

    Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter IV AE can be downloaded for free as of now.

    • Does Not Equal

      In other news, water is wet.

      • ImTheMetalLord

        This just in…..Does Not Equal fails at sarcastic humor once again!!

        • Does Not Equal

          If you post the obvious, I’m gonna follow your lead.

          • deadbox102

            I wasn’t aware the games were available before I read his post.

          • Does Not Equal

            Price changes are always a click away.

          • deadbox102

            True. I clicked here and found out.

          • Does Not Equal

            Clicked, scrolled, hoped someone posted what you could have found on XBLDB dot com by yourself instead of waiting for someone else to do it…

          • BigBernard

            LEGO The Hobbit.

          • ImTheMetalLord

            Loser says what?

          • Does Not Equal

            I’ll let you know if it applies.

          • llortretsam

            No seriously you s*ck at reading sarcasm, I’m not talking about this post, but often comment’s go straight over your head and it also seems like you have a hard time comprehending if someones agreeing or disagreeing with you, for example when you reply to someone who you disagree with and then someone else reply’s to you, AGREEING with you, you take it as if he’s disagreeing with you because he replied to you and not the other commenter. Maybe your just trolling, I’m not sure.

          • Does Not Equal

            … I think you have me confused with someone else.

  • KellyNUTS

    Love the Achievement snap!!

  • Douglas Quaid

    Why do you keep going to LA? There are millions of good white people in other parts of the nation that buy your products. LA is full of mexicans and blacks who rape and murder each other. Seriously, why don’t you start paying your real customers some attention.

    • http://socialsteak.com/ Stephen Robinson

      So your defition of a real customer is a stupid racist?

    • roozbeh, again

      Because E3 is in LA. So that should make your racist statement redundant.

    • Gazza!!!

      Where are you from because I will be sure to avoid it.

    • Peter

      well because maybe they are located near LA. So it makes sense to sponsor events near them LA isn’t exactly a backwater little town last i heard. Whether logistically of financially it makes sense. These are small promotional events not a country wide tour. Give them a break.

      Yeah also way to go on trying to make a point while sounding stupid and racist.

      • Nick Peck

        Good reply, good old douglas obviously didn’t think that through very well (not that it’s obvious or anything lol).

      • Douglas Quaid

        Blacks make up less than 10 percent of the population and yet they cause over 60 percent of all violent crime. So again, I ask why is Xbox trying to attract those people to it’s brand? It should be trying to keep a clean image. Everyday on Xbox live I have to listen to ignorant blacks talking their ebonics where every other word is B**** or N***** Is that what you want? An xbox live full of people like that?

  • Olimite

    I’d love an on-screen alert (like a friend coming online) when batteries are getting low on the controller. The amount of times I’ve lost a game on Fifa when the controller has just stopped working and I’ve had to dash off to replace them is just silly now.

    • Nick Peck

      Or if you think you are low, pause the game / hit the X button and it tells you how much of a charge you have left. Just as easy, but I do agree, a little indicator would be a tad more helpful.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

        Your controller also stops rumbling when it’s close to being dead. It’s not much of an indicator but it’s something.

      • Olimite

        On the old 360 you always got plenty of warning on the controller when batteries were running low, and I always noticed. I’m assuming the light doesn’t flash on the XB1 controller in the same way?

  • Peter

    I would like a simple video player (not the convoluted dlna thing they have now) or mp3 player. Not even going to go into the mess the dlna thing is right now.

    • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

      There is no DLNA support on Xbox One as of yet. There is only the “Play To” function working with Windows 7 & 8 and a couple of media formats.

      • EldritchWarlord

        “Play To” is DLNA. Xbox One currently only works as a DLNA receiver.

        I see how this is less convenient, but I don’t see how it is convoluted. The only difference is that instead of fetching content from the player you push it to the player.

        • John Marshall (@napjeeper)

          because you can’t use your own DLNA server, you have to use the “Play To” function. Hell, my cable box acts as a DLNA receiver and allows me to use Tversity.

        • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

          Sorry, you’re right, the DMR is part of DLNA, it’s just people generally understand “DLNA = NAS support” with something like Twonky.
          Anyway, Play To is not sufficient at all. But it will come, I’m sure of it. Just like external HDDs.

        • Xenokai

          Having to use a diffrent device just to select a song is very annoying and I stopped bothering with it, the X1 has snap mode why cant we use it to select our perfered music from our DLNA/PC and then unsnap and listen. Much better then forcing people to use a PC/tablet/phone to select it. As a gamer its pretty laughable, when the 360 handled it perfectly.

  • http://summified.com/ Ry L

    random question:
    when you have two people signed into the X1, how do you switch who’s “driving”?

    • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

      Kinect recognizes, who is holding which cotroller. Or you simply say “Xbox Show my stuff”.

    • Xenokai

      Go to the top of the dashboard and click the gamerpictures, then select choose this person to pick who “driving” lol

  • deadbox102

    Horizon for $10.19. Is that correct?

    • Sigognac

      That is right. Forza Horizon is at this price during the actual “Deals with Gold”, which ends today. So for those who are “gold”, it is available up to midnight. It can lasts later in the morning, but it should change back to normal tomorrow, with the “new deals”.

  • Andrew VanSpronsen

    DLNA Browser?

    • http://twitter.com/dat_gap_doe KaosTheory

      Seriously – I’m not really liking having to go into another room to stream from pc to Xbox One. This is why I use the 360 still. Surely it’s coming.

  • http://twitter.com/dat_gap_doe KaosTheory

    The Xbox One menus are still very slow. Sometimes it takes 5-10 to even “go home” and then more time to view “Friends” or open another app. These little things matter and really should be “snappy” yet they are not as fluent as the 360 was. Apps and games still crash and every once in a while I will still get the controller disconnect issue (even after updating back when the update was out).

    • Xenokai

      There was a new update for the controller released in the june update, if you havent tryed that update id give it a try.

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

    Still no Achievements to snap. Hope it will be available soon. :)

    • DarnedNut

      It’s not July yet

      • DarnedNut

        oh nvm, I forgot about early access lol

  • John Marshall (@napjeeper)

    Updates after updates, but I still can’t get stable surround sound through my HDMI cable. So much for a ‘one device’ system under my TV. I’m switching back to having this just be a game console on the side. Sad. It had so much potential.

    • Does Not Equal

      I recommend giving up forever.

      • BigBernard

        That’s fantastic.

    • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

      Sorry to hear that, my cable box works with Xbox One just fine, including surround sound (of course only the channels that support it).

      • John Marshall (@napjeeper)

        I think this is a device to code specific problem. There’s enough reports of it on the web to indicate it’s a bigger problem than just a couple people. Thing is that if I take the HDMI cable out of the back of the cable box and plug it direct into my receiver, I get surround sound just fine. It also WAS working, so if you get prompted for an update you can ignore, I’d suggest it.

  • Rafik Bouchaala

    good updates but for god’s sake give us pre-order and pre-load on xbox one! why is it so hard to offer such vital thing to a digital store??!! Even ps3 had it years ago…

    • Xenokai

      PreLoading is coming just no date on it. Also PreLoading isnt really avaible on ps4 yet either, first game thats to use it is destiny which is released in september.

  • evilfangs .

    Just got my PS4 today ( only got one friend :( ) and it seems like X1 isn’t the only problem with having lack of demos.

    Good amount of free to play games on PS4 however.

  • deadbox102

    What is going on with the website? I can’t make purchases through it. I can’t even get the email containing the shipping label to send my 360 back for the 3rd time in 3 months.

  • gtx

    MS may able to add more update such as changing btw “old achievement pop styler of X360 ” & “new xbox one´s ” option for the player next firware update?due to i like more the old achievement styler of 360 since it´s viewing directly

  • Earmack

    Few dayz? Posted june 13, today 19…so where is update????

 

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