Yesterday we lined up all the new features coming to Xbox One - and today we can confirm that the new Preview Build for preview members started rolling out at 2:00 am this morning. The update - weighing in at around 429 MB - adds three new features for Xbox Preview Members: The ability to rearrange your pinned apps and games The reintroduction of Gamerscore Leaderboards A new Sports section in One Guide If your console is set to 'instant on' the update should download and install automatically. If it doesn't - or your console is set to 'power save' ... Read More »
The New Xbox One Experience (NXOE) recently rolled out and has shown a noted improvement on speed, performance and the Xbox One UI, but a Reddit user reported that a feature has been removed that allowed users of the Xbox system to sign into their accounts with ease. When paired with a Kinect the first revision of the Xbox One controllers featured an infrared sensor that allowed the Kinect to assign controllers to a player when they pick it up. This allowed users to grab a controller and be automatically signed into their Xbox Live account, even if they originally signed ... Read More »
Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management at Xbox, is an interesting guy. If you want to know what's in the future for Xbox One he is definitely a guy worth listening to. In a recent interview, Mike explained that the engineering teams are taking the time needed to get things right, whether that be DirectX 12 improvements, or new features like background music. Playing background music outside of Snap is one of the most-requested features on xbox.uservoice.com with over 21,000 votes, and Mike has some news for fans. "This is something that's on our user feedback site, it's very high... it is something ... Read More »
The New Xbox One Experience (NXOE), along with Backwards Compatibility, has been a significant change for users, bringing snappier navigation and better social functionality to the console. But it's not perfect. The sheer number of suggestions (from the sensible to the just-plain nuts) on the Xbox Feedback pages show it's not going to be possible to please everyone. One thing that stands out even more in this post-NXOE world is the clunky My Games & Apps page - usually known as your collection. If you have a big games collection (and if you played an Xbox 360 your collection could have increased by 104 ... Read More »
Are you one of those that are in the preview program but still haven't chosen to upgrade to the new dashboard with the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE)? Or have you maybe just not gotten the chance yet? If you are, Microsoft is now planning on moving all members of the program to the NXOE. You can still however choose to opt out, but doing that will take you out of the preview program totally. With the NXOE, there's been a bunch of problems reported such as games failing to launch, apps not working properly and so on. There is ... Read More »
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