February 5th, 2014, 21:15 PM
Big Xbox One Update Scheduled for Feb. 11
Microsoft will roll out an update for Xbox One on Feb. 11, which includes easier storage management and the return of the battery power indicator, among other things.
Like the Xbox 360, Redmond's newest console will receive regular updates. The Feb. 11 release will include "lots of 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 said today.
More details are expected soon, but the Xbox team highlighted three of the changes coming next Tuesday.
For example, players will now be able to see and manage storage space. "With this update, you will find it easy to find how much space your content takes up and better manage your content," Marc Whitten, Xbox chief product officer, said in a statement. "You can also control your install lineup and more easily manage your download queue."
The team also separated My Games and My Apps into different lists so gamers can create separate queues and pick the order in which they want them to load. There will also be a boot progress indicator to better track updates while they load.
Meanwhile, "the battery power indicator is back!" Whitten said. "You can see it right on the home screen, so you can easily track how much battery life is left on your controller."