Tagged: Preview Program

Changes to Cortana aren’t the only changes on the way for Xbox One owners. Microsoft is just about to launch the Creators Update – a significant upgrade for Windows 10 devices, including Xbox One. That’s probably worth a reminder: inside every Xbox One there beats a Windows 10 heart – it’s the reason why we have such a diverse range of apps and why we believe the Xbox One ecosystem has such a bright future. And things will only get brighter with the Creators Update or, more accurately, a series of updates that will occur throughout 2017, the first of which … Read More »

Members of the Microsoft Xbox Preview Program are about to receive the next update today. Here’s how you can get the latest update along with the full notes on what’s included • If your console is in Instant-On mode and you have been selected to receive the update, it will download and install the update and reboot to standby. • NOTE: Once the update is available to you, you can manually begin the update by launching the Guide and navigating to All Settings > System > Console info & updates. Fixes: Messaging When a user attempts to send a message … Read More »

Ever wondered what part of your new game is installing from where?? no, well me neither, but apparently Microsoft feel this is something you should know. You can see from the pic below whats going on with the new download information: The install information will be broken down into 2 parts: disk 1.04GB of 26.02GB – showing how much of the game data is installing from the disk, and the total data count. Network 540MB of 10GB- showing how much of the game data is installing over your network (basically from Microsoft), and the total data count. So there you … Read More »

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 »

Yesterday we reported on the latest preview update which you can read full details of here. Included in the update were features such as Arena tournaments (currently only for US preview members) and more additions to the Xbox’s group feature. Perhaps the niftiest little part of yesterday’s update however was the inclusion of a new animation and sound clip that is triggered when a player unlocks a rare achievement. The new notification allows players to “discover just how unique an Achievement is among players of a given game and celebrate the Achievement itself with a special notification and diamond icon … Read More »

Yesterday has seen yet another preview update with more tweaks, fixes and add-on’s. Here’s the full information; HOW TO GET IT • If your console is in Instant-On mode, it will download and install the update and reboot to standby. • NOTE: Once the update is available, you can manually begin the update by launching the Guide and navigating to All Settings > System > Console info & updates. • If your console hasn’t downloaded and installed the update by 2:00 PM PDT 7/25/2016, you will be prompted to do so at that time. DETAILS OS version released: rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160722-1911 Available: … 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 »

It seems Xbox has done the right thing and included in its new preview program UPDATE (that will be rolling out to all August 2nd to all) a notification reminding you of the problems with long spells of gameplay. It reads: “Excessive game playing may cause problems in your daily life.” If you have played a handheld gaming systems such as Nintendo 3DS, you will be fully aware of the very intrusive notifications that pop up after 30 – 60 minutes “You’ve been playing for a while now, why don’t you take a break?” While playing backwards compatible Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Reddit … Read More »

From yesterday if you are part of the preview program you can go ahead and download the new update. Full details below: HOW TO GET IT • If your console is in Instant-On mode, it will download and install the update and reboot to standby. • NOTE: Once the update is available, you can manually begin the update by launching the Guide and navigating to All Settings > System > Console info & updates. • If your console hasn’t downloaded and installed the update by 1:00AM PDT 7/3/2016, you will be prompted to do so at that time. DETAILS OS … Read More »

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