Xbox One April Update Details

Shortly after the release of the March update just a little over a week ago, Microsoft is already outlining the details of its next major system update for the Xbox One.

Due out sometime next month, the April update will see the return of a feature that’s been absent from Xbox One until now and the addition of a few new features and optimizations to make life easier. The list of features, as listed on Major Nelson’s blog, are as follows:

  • Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.

  • Friends improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This actually was one of the most frequently requested features from the first preview wave and we made it a priority to include it in the April update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list. We’ll also add the ability to view friends’ most popular apps.

  • Kinect voice and motion improvements will continue to fine tune the quality and reliability of Xbox One commands.

  • Improved GameDVR video quality through compression algorithm improvements.

In addition to these, April will also see more Xbox update preview invitations sent out to select Xbox Live members.