Tagged: Xbox Preview Program

Major Nelson today outlined some dramatic changes to the Xbox Preview Program, which allows players to trial new features and offer feedback to Microsoft. First thing you’ve got to know – and we’ll break this to you gently: The Xbox Preview Program is dead. The program is set to be renamed the Xbox Insider Program, which sounds a lot more exclusive. Except, it’s not, because Xbox’s much-loved community manager has said that the program will soon to be available for all Xbox users. According to Nelson, the change of name is supposed to reflect Microsoft’s ‘expanding to offer opt-in opportunities ... Read More »
Just before Christmas we were gifted with the biggest Xbox One update to date, it even had its own name, the New Xbox One Experience. This update changed the look and feel of the Xbox One dashboard completely. Well now the good folks at Microsoft and especially Mike Ybarra the director of program management at Xbox, have been talking about the next update to come to the preview program and Xbox Beta app. New Xbox app beta available in Win 10 Store! Features outlined here: https://t.co/UhEhqxJB9o#Xbox#Windows10pic.twitter.com/XP4LgOzTDs — Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) January 28, 2016 The team at Xbox have been listening ... Read More »
Developer Unknown Worlds have confirmed that they are working on bringing their underwater exploration game Subnautica to the Xbox One. In a tweet just before Christmas developer Charlie Cleveland confirmed the happy news for us. Un-boxing Xbox One dev kit for @Subnautica. I've dreamed of having console dev hardware for years! pic.twitter.com/0ULvApkJS0 — Charlie Cleveland (@Flayra) December 21, 2015 This tweet caused a lot of speculation with Cleveland coming out and confirming that the studio was working on bring Subnautica to the Xbox one. He was also quick to point out that there was a chance that it wouldn't end ... Read More »
Invites have been sent out to certain Xbox Preview Program users for the "New Xbox One Experience" (see the picture below for what the message looks like). It's the shiny new dashboard, but beneath that "oooh" of rearranged features there's a rather long list of currently known issues that you may encounter should you opt-in for the update. Read it below and then decide whether or not you're game for the risk. (Get it, 'game'? Never mind.) Games and Apps: The following are known issues with specific titles on the initial New Xbox One Experience updates. Games Failing to Launch: The following games ... Read More »
Sheltered, a bomb shelter simulator available through the Xbox One's early access Game Preview program, Has just received a pretty substantial update. The development team behind Sheltered says this patch brings the Xbox One version up to par with the PC version, bringing a boatload of new features and bug fixes. Here's the lengthy breakdown of what's new in the latest update: The Game Over screen will now feature an obituary detailing how each family member died. Cause of death has been added to the commentary panel when someone dies. An information panel has been added to the customisation screen ... Read More »

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