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Xbox One update arriving on 11 February with a battery life indicator

Titanfall update to follow on 4 March
Wed Feb 05 2014, 15:50
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GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Microsoft has announced that Xbox One users will see a fairly major update arriving on 11 February with the addition of a battery life indicator.

Next week's release will be the Xbox One's first major update since the console was released last year. Microsoft said it has taken customer feedback into consideration, with the update set to fix a handful of nagging issues with the console, as well as deliver some new features.

Chief among these features is a battery life indicator, which returns to the console to let gamers know how much power their controller has left on the Xbox One homescreen. Support for USB keyboards will also arrive with the software update, as will the ability to view and manage the console's internal storage space and better control the download queue.

Microsoft said that users will also see Kinect Voice improvements, more fluid response times and a lot of behind the scenes fixes with the arrival of the incoming update.

Microsoft said on Wednesday, "The team has been really excited to see the gameplay on Xbox One and the millions of hours of fun our fans have experienced since launch. We've also been busy listening to your feedback and working hard to incorporate it into Xbox One as soon as possible.

"We remain incredibly energized and we are aggressively working to make Xbox One better, faster than ever before."

Microsoft also promised Xbox One owners that a second update will follow on 4 March in preparation for the release of Titanfall, which will hit store shelves on 11 March.

"This update will contain many new features and improvements, most significantly to our party and multiplayer systems," Microsoft said. µ

 

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