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Xbox One update appears with battery life indicator, USB keyboard support

Albeit a week late
Tue Feb 18 2014, 12:57
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GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Microsoft has released the first major update for the Xbox One, albeit a week late.

Microsoft announced at the beginning of the month that it planned to roll out an update for the Xbox One on 11 February. Due to unforseen delays, the update's release was pushed back, but reportedly it has arrived on Xbox One consoles today.

Fudzilla reported that the Xbox One update has appeared, bringing with it several new features. These include support for USB keyboards and a battery life indicator that will enable users to see how much power their controller has left on the Xbox One homescreen.

Storage is another focus of Microsoft's update, with the firm making it easier for gamers to view and manage the console's internal storage space, delete saved game and application data and better control the download queue.

Other tweaks include an improved user interface for accessing friends and achievements, Blu-ray enhancements and "significant" performance and stability improvements, Microsoft claimed.

Regarding the update, Microsoft said, "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 announced last week that it would also deliver an update to stabilise the sensitivity of the Xbox One controller following complaints from the developer of Titanfall, although it's unclear if this in included as part of the firm's February update. Microsoft has yet to respond to our request for comment. µ


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