Upcoming Xbox One Update Includes A Few New Features, Including That Beloved “Do Not Disturb”
As Microsoft rolls into 2018, they look ahead to improvements they can make within their consoles. From user feedback and innovative enhancements from the team behind the Xbox platform, a handful of new features are being added in. From ways to help achievement hunters work through the list, to new mini game hubs to help you unwind between gaming marathons – there is a lot of allure in the upcoming Xbox One update. Even better – DO NOT DISTURB! Hallelujah!
Take a look at all thew new features that will coming in the upcoming Xbox One Update from Microsoft:
- With this update, you’ll be able to use the “Next Achievements” feature in the Guide, which enables you to view and sort a cross-games list of upcoming Achievements. Easily see which Achievements you are closest to, and quickly launch the game to obtain them. Sort filters allow you to prioritize next Achievements by closest, most common, rarest, most common rare, and highest Gamerscore.
- Mini Game Hubs will soon be available right in the Guide. With this feature, you’ll be able to access great content for the games you’ve played recently from a Game Hub without ever having to leave the action. Mini Game Hubs provide an easy way to see friends who are currently playing, upcoming Achievements, Looking for Group posts, and more.
- Sometimes all you want to do is avoid all distractions and focus entirely on your game. We’ll be including a “Do not disturb” online status, which will suppress notifications and let your friends know that you’re not available for another game or activity right now.
- We’re tweaking the community feed to make it easier to view comments. You’ll soon be able to see a peek of the most recent comment on community posts while viewing the activity in full screen. Comments are also being rearranged to place those that are most recent at the top. You’ll also be able to see who has liked your comments.
- To address user feedback, we’re adding additional inactivity shutdown options to the Power mode & startup menu. In addition to shutting down the console after one or six hours of inactivity, you will be able to select options for two, three, four and five hours.
Outside of the above list, Microsoft also vowed that other unlisted items will be included in the upcoming Xbox One update to enhance the user experience, like additional “experimental features”.
What do you think about all the new features coming in the upcoming Xbox One update? What what you like to see added or corrected in the console? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!
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