Microsoft are not slowing down in their efforts to make the Xbox One the best next-gen console. The company has already outlined their plans for the Xbox One October 2014 update, giving fans a very early heads-up on what to expect in terms of features.
This seems to be a growing pattern now, with Microsoft looking to let fans know what is coming at the earliest opportunity. It’s a great strategy to adopt and even better when Microsoft discusses new Xbox One features on video giving a clearer look for users.
We now know that the Xbox One October update feature list will include New Snap and Friends functions. Microsoft’s team have now enhanced Snap mode on the console, allowing users to bring up faster access to Friends and Messages whilst in the middle of a game.
One of the biggest features of the October update is DLNA. Xbox One users will soon be able to access their own media servers direct on the Xbox One and it will also extend to MKV files stored on a USB device or a device on your home network that supports DLNA streaming.
This is also very significant in the fact that it’s a highly requested feature for PS4 users, but Sony are yet to deliver it. It’s a similar situation with 3D Blu-Ray, with Microsoft initially announcing it first only for Sony to respond by eventually beating Microsoft to the feature – will it happen twice?
These are just a few of a whole list of planned features for October – Major Nelson has the full list here and we’ve included the video preview for you to watch below.
Is Microsoft making a solid claim to offer the best features on Xbox One, compared to PS4?