Xbox One Gets Major System Update on February 11, Improves Stability and Kinect

Gamers will also get a battery indicator and the ability to use a USB keyboard

By on February 5th, 2014 14:08 GMT

The team at Microsoft in charge of the Xbox One announces that it is planning to add a major system update for the home console on February 11, with a range of new features, while also improving stability and the abilities of Kinect.

Marc Whitten, chief product officer at the company, tells gamers that with the coming update they will be able to both see and manage their own storage space as well as their download queue.

He states on the Xbox Wire that, “We’ve separated My Games and My Apps into separate lists, so you can easily create separate queues for both. Now you can pick the order in which you want your content to load and we’ve added a boot progress indicator so you can better track updates while they load.”

A battery power indicator is also added, visible in the home screen, allowing gamers to easily find out when they need to recharge their controllers.

The Xbox One is also set to get the ability to use an attached USB keyboard.

Whitten adds that the system update will also add “behind-the-scenes updates for developers building apps and games for Xbox One, several new features we believe Xbox fans will love, stability and product updates to improve the customer experience, and continuous improvements to the quality of Kinect voice so commands become more fluid and responsive over time.”

Microsoft says that it will offer more details on the system update for the Xbox One when it is launched and that gamers will also have to deal with a few surprises.

The company also says that it is listening to all information coming from the community and that it will try to make sure that it implements all feasible suggestions in the coming system updates for the Xbox One.

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