March updates bringing the party back.
The Xbox One update that had been scheduled for today has been delayed slightly. The update as promised will add improved storage management options, download line-up options, USB keyboard support, and an on-screen battery indicator. The update now looks to be coming later this week.
FYI: The February #XboxOne System Update will ship this week, but not today. The team is working on finalizing. More details when I get them— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February 11, 2014
Meanwhile, Microsoft has shared details about the upcoming March update. This update has prepared based off of fan feedback and seems to correct several puzzling differences between the 360 and Xbox One's online multiplayer.
Get to your friends list faster. The friends list will be front and center on the homepage of the Friends app. Click the Social tile on Home, or say "Xbox, go to Friends" to see who's online and what they're up to. From there you can quickly send messages and get into a party.
Party chat will be turned on by default. When you party up, chat audio will be turned on by default.
Chat with friends playing different games. Party chat will be separated from people playing your game, so you can chat with your friends who are online or you can chat with everyone playing the game.
We're adding an "Invite friends to game" option to your multiplayer titles moving forward. Similar to Xbox 360 titles, this will appear inside a games' menu and offer a simple and quicker way to set up your multiplayer battles. Selecting "Invite friends" will let you invite friends to your game and party.
We're adding "Recent Players." This is a simple list that shows you Xbox Live members you've recently played with, making it easier to stay in touch with people, or add new friends after your multiplayer battles.
The March update is promised to land prior to March 11th's 'Titanfall' date.
You can find the latest info on 'Titanfall' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Author: Brian Hoss