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More new Xbox One features on the way

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

Microsoft has outlined a few new Xbox One features that will arrive in future system updates. While we're already familiar with the social improvements coming in the planned April update, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb provided a brief list of additional features incoming.

The first will improve the system's Blu-ray player so that it supports 50Hz video output for content recorded at 50Hz. Microsoft is also updated the Xbox One's Blue-ray Player app in the coming days to "round out these improvements."

Additionally, Microsoft will roll out controller and headset adaptor firmware updates that will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.

Lastly, a silent reboot function will be available once the system updates, alongside an update on demand feature. These will allow your Xbox One to update if the console is set to "Instant On" mode, meaning you won't need to power on your console after an update moving forward.

Each of the new features mentioned are currently being previewed by select Xbox One owners, but it should be noted that not all will make it to launch right away.

"We’re committed to delivering innovation through system updates, and I can’t say enough how integral fan feedback is to this process. Some features previewed won’t always make it to launch right away because we want to help ensure the best experience for our fans before pushing a new feature. Also, these features may roll out over several days to this audience," Hryb said.

"The engagement from our Xbox One community continues to be incredible, in large part thanks to the input and feedback from our fans. Select members far and wide that have been previewing system update features have been as generous with their time and input as we had hoped they would be. This feedback continues to help us make the future of Xbox One yours as much as ours. So thank you to those who shared their thoughts with us and, hopefully, are having a little fun in the process."

In the meantime, Xbox One owners can look forward to another update today that will enable gameplay video uploading directly to YouTube.

[Xbox Wire]

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