Tagged: Mike Ybarra

It has been over a month since members of the Preview Program on Xbox One got a chance to check out the clubs feature. This is a feature where you can find like minded people playing the same games as you by searching for and joining Clubs that interest you. The one gripe that members have had has been the limited number of clubs that you can currently join. Ten just wasn’t enough. Well, according to Mike Ybarra, the Director of Program Management at Xbox this has now been amended. You can now join up to 25 Clubs in Preview … Read More »

The Backwards Compatibility programme is a technical marvel – we’re huge fans and grateful that so much effort is poured into this area by Microsoft. It’s pure fan service, too. Just having over 250 Xbox 360 games – including many of our favourites – available to play on Xbox One is great. Some Back Compat games run flawlessly, and some even better than they did on 360. Some, though, aren’t quite up to scratch. But with the latest console update this week, some of those games have received a boost. It’s time to get technical. When things get hectic, with lots … Read More »

Today on Twitter Mike Ybarra has confirmed that an unknown Developer has set up access for using background music from your USB. Nice one to the ninja dev for making this happen, here’s how to do it: Go to store, Apps and search for background to find it. It’s as simple as that! Let us know what you think about this app in the comments below. Also check out the article around UWP. For more news, reviews, competitions and interviews, join Xbox One UK’sFacebook Group, Like our Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter. Plus, if videos are your thing, check … Read More »

Yesterday Director of Program Management for Xbox, Mike Ybarra, confirmed that Xbox One users can soon expect to see the functionality to develop their own UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps for their consoles. The confirmation came in the form of one of the modern ages preferred forms of communication, Twitter, the below Tweet contains the initial statement: BTW, you will soon be able to create and publish your own UWP apps on Xbox One. I’d love to see the background music apps you come up with! — ♏️ike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) 3 August 2016 The reason I worded it as “initial … Read More »

Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management at Xbox has Tweeted today that he will be testing Background Music tonight. The Reddit community in particular has taken this as a sign that Background Music is coming to preview programme members as soon as this weekend. Testing out background music tonight. 🙂 #Xbox — ♏️ike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) July 23, 2016 Mike’s a tease – we all know this. And while he rampant speculation may be adding one and one together and getting six teraflops, Mike has form, here.  Background music has been a feature the community have been shouting about for a while, now, … Read More »

Have you got too many games? Is your digital library bursting at the seams? It seems as if you are not alone. The My Games And Apps section of the Xbox One dashboard is something that has received a lot of criticism in the past but it looks as if this could be about to change. The biggest problem that people are having with the My Games And Apps section is that with the ever increasing number of games that we download the list of games in the library just gets bigger and bigger, making it seem like you are … Read More »

Xboxers are used to regularly updates that improve or refine Microsoft’s console. Well, get ready for a stealth update coming next week. That’s straight from Mike Ybarra, the elaborately titled Partner Director of Program Management, Xbox Platform. In the next week or so you’ll see a minor update to the system software in Xbox One. Small fixes, nothing major. #Xbox — Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) April 25, 2016 There are no details yet as to what this update will entail, but that hasn’t stopped fans speculating on its nature. Some are hoping the fix will mend the issue of broken servers … Read More »

At a recent Xbox press event there were various different matters discussed at length with Head of Programming, Mike Ybarra. From 64 person part chat to the news that they’re reviewing their game sharing policy. It’s the latter, and perhaps more interesting that we’re going to focus on here. Way back when during the Xbox One’s infancy game sharing was a part of Microsoft’s plan for the console. That plan quickly became just that, a plan, with nothing ever coming to fruition on the game sharing front. Of course there are ways around the issue in the form of you … Read More »

Now if you’re anything like me that title makes you cringe just reading it, the idea of taking the number of people able to simultaneously be in a party to those heights is horrifying. Hearing 63 other people all yelling at one person as well as figuring out why you can’t hear anyone only to realise you’re “Disconnected” but still in the party are the kind of things nightmares are made off. But what could be seen as a nightmare by a select few (and a God send by others) could soon become a reality if Xbox’s Head of Programming, Mike … Read More »

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