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Microsoft Commits To Monthly Xbox One Updates, Fixes, And Enhancements

Microsoft Commits To Monthly Xbox One Updates, Fixes, And Enhancements

While the Xbox-versus-PS4 push and pull endures, Microsoft is doing one thing that helps keep its customers happy and may bring in a few more: Constantly rolling out updates. The company has had an update each month since February, and Xbox Chief Phil Spencer tweeted that they’ll continue at least through October.

“We've worked through the feature list through October,” reads the post. “MUs will continue and features look good.” Xbox now has a feedback channel called Xbox Feedback that allows users to pitch things they want to see, thus ensuring that Xbox owners have a voice in new features that Microsoft gives them.

Phil Spencer Tweet

The most recent update for July, for example, includes Activity Feed for sharing and commenting; a greater ability to track friends’ activity and a tweaked friend status list; the ability to make mobile purchases using Xbox SmartGlass or Xbox.com; low battery notification; disabling notifications during a video; enabling 3D Blu-ray; and live TV listings for more countries.

Xbox One

None of the above are killer features, but taken together it’s an impressive list. Microsoft has a bad habit of releasing products that need updates, but in this case it seems more that Xbox is a platform that’s already great but has room to be even better.

This comes after Microsoft said its sales doubled after releasing a Kinect-free version of the system.
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lol they trying to re do the OS on that thing

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One thing Microsoft isn't very good at: Making complete products

One thing Microsoft is pretty good at: Fixing said problems.

Kudos to them. Their biggest mistakes with the Xbox One were initial price point, lack of Kinectless system in the beginning, and ambiguity of how their "disc-less" approach was going to work. I feel like if more people understood what they were trying to initially do with that, it could've definitely been a great thing.

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How big of them...

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The feedback feature is a nice touch. It makes the customer feel heard and makes R&D for microsoft easier and more effective. It's a win win that will end in a better result for the company and the customer.

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This could be really could for Microsoft or really bad. They may feel forced to push an update that isn't ready yet but also they won't hold back to wait to push a big patch.

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I was thinking the same thing. This could result in a lot of bugs from release that aren't actually ready but they need to follow through on their promise of an update every month.

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If they were redo-ing the OS, it's actually plausable, just segmenting the new vision out in pieces every month.

However, I'm pretty sure they're not doing that. Microsoft is definitely trying to tailor to their customer base. Whether or not this is successful, they're doing something and this is definitely a step in the right direction (I'd think anyway).

I have a ps4 and am in no way a fanboy of Sony's systems. It's good that Microsoft is doing something (and being vocal) about it to keep competition moving forward. Now...if Nintendo would step it up, that'd be nice. I want a Wii-U but there are only two games I want it for, which doesn't justify a Wii-U purchase; Mario Kart 8 and Smash Brothers.

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Redo it? The OS isn't changed drastically from the updates, as far as I can tell.

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Too bad they can't fix the hardware... :(

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