Invitation to Preview the Next Xbox One Update

The team is working hard to deliver some exciting updates in March that will make Xbox One even better. But in order to ensure our customers have the best experience on Xbox One and Xbox Live, we need the help of our passionate community.

Beginning today, Xbox is inviting select Xbox Live members to preview new features coming to Xbox One in a March system update and future system updates as they become available, asking them to provide valuable feedback before the updates are implemented worldwide. Selected participants will receive a message over Xbox Live with a code to register. The next system update will begin rolling out next week to those who will preview the new features. Once registered, participants will be able to test the early features included in the update and provide feedback on a private forum and can opt out of future waves.

Like Marc Whitten announced last week, the updates coming in March will significantly improve the multiplayer and party experiences on Xbox One. We’re counting on our fans to share their input as we’re putting the final touches on the new features that we plan to deliver in early March.

Thanks for helping make Xbox One even better. We look forward to hearing your feedback on the system updates whether you are participating in the preview or not. We love to hear from you.

Cross Posted on Xbox Wire

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  • Ismokedthebanditwithaheadshot

    Shouldn’t these “features”, you know, have been there at the start? Or is this another example of how this glorified brick was rushed out the door to compete with Sony?

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    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      Oh shut up. Why do you fanboys always have to do this?

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      • Ismokedthebanditwithaheadshot

        Am not a fanboy. Just a disgruntled xbox user.

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  • LLSMUVG

    Awesome; can’t wait for the update! Next gen is really kool! Cheers Major Nelson!

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  • Xenokai

    Anyone get a message? Id love to be in this, was in every single xbox 360 update and provided alot of feedback.

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  • Fabrizzio Domingos

    I need this to make better and better, please trust me, i will give COMPLET feedback 24/7

    Just see my other 7 gamertags, please id love to be in this too

    My best regards… Fabrizzio Domingos

    New Gamertag: UNIAO SOVIETICA

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  • i7z AdAm

    will there be an update that gives us a notifaction for when freinds sign in an since the march one is working on partys i hope we can change to private cause if theres a way to do it atm idk how lol

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    • evilfangs .

      Change the party chat to private you mean? Just hit menu ( start ) and select to invite only.

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      • i7z AdAm

        really that easy HA ive tryed so many times no way hahah thanks

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  • Senses Failed

    This is a REALLY smart move from MS. Good job

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  • Jonathan Reichert

    Loved the old sign up method, tested most of the 360 updates, sure hope I get in this one.

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  • Fabrizzio Domingos

    This could be one super move from MS, like the preview for developers on windows phone, please let me be on this one again, i cant wait to make the best for xbox…

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  • heyjude011

    I’d love to test this out!

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  • digitallife

    I believe if you were part of the beta group on 360 for that last update then you should be in this one as well if you’ve upgraded your console to the one.

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  • dann.

    i got an email message from the xbox ambassador team but never got a code? whats going on?

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    • Steve 'Cass' Cassidy

      same here. i had email but no codes

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    • Edragonxx

      Patience! You should receive your code soon. And like you read from your email, this update preview begins in the days following. So even if you did got that code already, you still need wait couple of days until they make it available.

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  • Xenokai

    Has anyone gottend a message yet?

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    • dann.

      no, i got an email to say I’m in, but not got a code yet

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      • Jonathan Reichert

        Thought they said it would be a pm not an email?

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      • dann.

        its a message on xbox live. i got an email from the ambassador team, but no code?

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  • fwdkiller

    I got this stupid code , anyone want it?

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    • dann.

      yeah please, i’ll pass the one i get on too

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      • Fabrizzio Domingos

        Yeah i own xbox zero generation since day one, i use all MS services, i know how they intregate, i just want to do some really 24/7 feedback =)

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    • Fabrizzio Domingos

      Please men give to me hahaha

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    • zico291

      Yes please, been in every dashboard beta since 2010. Also had a Xbox One since day 1.

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    • Fabrizzio Domingos

      i am live in xbox one since day one, i need to give some serious feedback haha

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    • Fabrizzio Domingos

      uniao sovietica is my gamertag men =)
      hope everyone how wants the code, to make a better xbox, gets the code =)

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    • Larry Hemenez

      Ya I want it email me or twitter me twitter @baytreez510 or email me at Twitch12306 @ aim . Com

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    • DavidinCT

      I’ll take it, tweet me @TheCoolDave

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      • fwdkiller

        Ill send it to you

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  • Fletcherstone

    Would love to help test out the beta major Nelson! Loyal account holder here for 8 years! Gamertag is ghostsniper0317
    I’m really adamant about giving as much feedback as possible!

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  • Fabrizzio Domingos

    That action was smart, thanks Xbox Team =)

    I’m waiting right now, and wanting the update so bad =)

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    • Fabrizzio Domingos

      Gamertag: uniao sovietica

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  • zico291

    Would love to help out with the beta been in every dashboard beta since 2010. Also had a Xbox One since day 1. Gamertag: zico291

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    • Fabrizzio Domingos

      Would love too, hoping for us get that feedback men haha
      Gamertag: uniao sovietica

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  • Guest

    Huge fan of beta testing. It takes courage on the company’s part, but oftentimes leads to a much better finished product.

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  • maroofisonfire

    Hell yeah, let me get down on this.

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  • Wilfredo Dominguez

    hook me up!

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  • Dustin Pierce

    This is a really smart move! I’d love to help out in the Update Beta!! (GT: Bobaaganoosh)

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  • AWS0M0

    Hey while your at it, update the blu-ray player.
    My GoT S3 is getting dusty.

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  • Moritz Aschenbrenner

    I participated in every beta test on the 360 and would really love to take part in this as well (GT: Atain)

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  • Danny Hogan

    YES ! got a email saying ive been invited !

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    • Jonathan Reichert

      So i guess the emails are still going out then

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      • nadnerb76

        There not emailing people its inbox message on the console

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      • Danny Hogan

        I got the email on my g mail im not lieing

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      • Michael Burden

        nope, e-mails are going out notifying some people prior to the codes being sent.

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        Do those settings you mentioned output Dolby 5.1 through the optical out, please clarify?

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  • nadnerb76

    Hope this update stops my xbox from dashboading mid game .. Why have a low power instant on feature when you have to power the xbox every week to stop it dashboading, last update was poor.. giving my next gen console features my 360 had 3years ago a battery indicator and hard drive free space come on microsoft ive been a gold user for nine years and beta tested on all the 360 updates always given true feedback . Games with gold free stuff for the 360 and so far ive seen nothing like this since getting the one in november 400 pound not well spent

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    • evilfangs .

      I thought that was fixed, I haven’t had a game dashboard / restart since I got my new Xbox one ( first one died lol ), that was almost three months ago.

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      • nadnerb76

        Nope got it the other day playing titan fall … then got the error code 0x80072f78 on every app cloud 4 on demand had to do a full power button cycle . The other week it did it 4 times in a row playing dead rising 3

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  • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

    Hey Larry,

    This is really simple why won’t anybody just answer, Yes we’re including support for 7.1/5.1 Dolby surround sound, or no, we will not be including that in the update. It’s not complicated why won’t somebody just answer this very simple question.

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    • ElektroDragon

      What are you talking about? 7.1 surround works fine on my Xbox One. Get a better receiver?

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        wrong, it’s not in there.

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        it doesn’t support it from the optical out for surround headphones.

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      • ElektroDragon

        OH ok, it could be a bandwidth issue. It’s there over HDMI.

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        Maybe you’re right but I use headphone and I really need full surround. It’s only right. If my 360 can do it I see no reason Xbox One can’t.
        They say they’re coming out with an update but nobody will say when. I just like to use my astros when I game, it’s a big part of the experience for me.

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      • nadnerb76

        Im losing faith now with the one ive been on live for nine years …. Next Gen console with less features than the 360 All these updates we are waiting for y rush to compete with bony just wait and release a awesome next gen instead of what we have full of black screens and dashboading

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        I know, there have been a lot of decisions made with this console that are questionable.

        I hope it gets better.

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      • Allan

        I think he was referring to the lack of Dolby Digital output, just PCM and DTS are currently supported for surround sound. I have a nice receiver, I use PCM. Sounds fantastic.

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    • Sammy D

      I too would really like to know this, its a must for FPS games and with the biggest E-sports FPS event coming up soon it needs to be included

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        I know. 5.1 surround is essential for multi player and single player gaming.

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      • Michael Burden

        It’s hardly essential but it would be nice to have.

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        That’s a matter of opinion, for me full surround is essential!

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      • Michael Burden

        So not having it makes games somehow unplayable? If not, then it isn’t essential. It is just high on your priority list which is completely different.

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        For me!
        I don’t like to play without my surround headphones. So if I don’t have them I don’t play. So for me, it’s essential.

        If you don’t have an issue with it that’s fine, but I do and other gamers I know feel the same way.

        Like I said before, it should have just been there. Unacceptable not to have it,

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