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Xbox One July update to deliver Snap Mode for Achievements

Also brings ability to like Game DVR clips and Smartglass content
Mon Jun 16 2014, 10:58
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MICROSOFT HAS DETAILED next month's Xbox One software update, which will bring Snap Mode for Achievements to users of the console.

Microsoft spilled some details about the July update for the Xbox One in a blog post on Friday, touting Snap Mode for Achievements as the headline feature. This will allow users to keep track of their accomplishments without leaving a game, and will offer tips on how to do so.

"As we showed at our E3 Green Carpet event before the show, we're offering an easier way to track and view your achievements in the moment," Microsoft said.

"With Achievement Snap, you can track your achievement progress in real time without ever leaving the game. You can also 'Get Help' on any Achievements you're struggling with. Xbox will scan the web for you and deliver relevant tips and strategy content right to your TV."

Microsoft will also introduce "Double-tap to Snap" in the Xbox One July update, which means that users will be able to double-tap on their Xbox One controller to launch Snap Center, "where you can launch Achievements or any other snap-able app" without leaving a game.

Other incoming features include the ability to select the console's voice control language in New Zealand, Ireland and Austria and the option to like Game DVR clips and activity in the Smartglass. Microsoft was also keen to boast that the July update will allow for more flexible combinations of games titles and content, as it works to bring "digital bundle and disc compilation" offerings to publishers in the near future.

"We can't wait to roll out these new features in July as we pave the way for an amazing line-up of blockbusters and exclusives this holiday," Microsoft added, following its slew of announcements at E3 last week.

News of Microsoft's Xbox One July update comes days after it was revealed that the latest Xbox One advert to air in the UK has seen Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul switching on users' consoles without their permission. µ


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