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If you’ve been sitting around, twiddling your thumbs waiting for Microsoft to release an Xbox One update to enable background music playback, you’re going to be waiting a lot longer. Background music playback has been an oft-requested feature by Xbox One gamers, and Microsoft has made its intentions known that it would like to appease gamers. In an interview last November, Mike Ybarra, who leads the New Xbox One Experience, had this to say about background music: It's on the backlog and Phil reminds me almost every day about it. The great thing about Windows 10 on Xbox One is that it really allows us to increase the efficiency of the system, other tasks that take resources to run become easier... Read more...
Microsoft's mission is to have one core operating system  to rule them all. That OS is Windows 10, and whether you're using a traditional PC like a laptop or desktop, a mobile device like a smartphone, or even a game console like the Xbox One, Microsoft's goal is to deliver a consistent, cross-platform experience by way of a singular ecosystem. As part of that mission, Microsoft has begun rolling out its "New Xbox One Experience" (NXOE) update today to Xbox One owners. This update has been a long time in the making and is the result of Microsoft's vision combined with feedback it's received from Preview members. But it's finally here, bringing with it a complete transformation of the Xbox... Read more...
Last week, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra made it clear that we would find out today which Xbox 360 games would be playable on its current generation Xbox One console. At the time, Ybarra said that 100+ games would be supported, and today we’re learning that the actual number is 104. Even though the official version of the list was handed down today (you can view the full list here), the its contents should come as no surprise. Twitter user KRVSHM revealed the complete (and accurate) list a week ago. You’ll see plenty of popular titles including the entire backlog of Gears of Wars, Forza Motorsport, and Assassin’s Creed games. But as Ybarra explains, this “is just the beginning” when it comes to backwards... Read more...
Xbox One gamers that aren’t part of the preview program are eagerly waiting for November 12th to arrive. That’s the day that the New Xbox One Experience is pushed out to consoles, which brings a Windows 10-infused UI makeover along with backwards compatibility for select Xbox 360 games. In order to get Xbox One users pumped for the arrival of backwards compatibility, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra took to Twitter to give us a heads up on what to expect: For those asking we’ll announce the initial set of 100+ backward compatible titles on 11/9, a few days before our launch! — Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) November 3, 2015 So we have less than a week before the official list is handed down to us, and a little... Read more...
What happens when you mesh Microsoft’s brand new Windows 10 operating system with its Xbox One gaming console? Well, you get the New Xbox One Experience, and the folks in Redmond announced this week that it will launch on November 12th for all Xbox One customers. The New Xbox One Experience has been available to Preview members for well over a month, and brings with it a Windows 10-based user interface, increased versatility and of course faster performance. You’ll also find additional social content, improved game experiences, notifications (for things like party invites, unlocked achievement and friends’ activities) and the ability to see which of your friends are logged in to Xbox Live and... Read more...