Xbox One March update notes for Party Chat, MP

While Microsoft are preparing to go live with the Xbox One February 2014 update, we are pleased to give you a great heads-up on what the company has planned, with regards to the Xbox One March update that is also in the pipeline.

As we told you here, the Xbox One update going live this week has been delayed. It’s an update that will make your Xbox One experience a lot more ‘stable’, as well as offering improvements to the Kinect camera.

Microsoft hasn’t forgotten about other improvements that are needed though, and will begin to address other areas of the console with the March update.

We can tell you that the main area of focus this time will be Xbox One Party chat, as well as improving on some Xbox Live features for multiplayer play.

We now have the partial Xbox One March update notes to share with you, giving you an early heads-up on what will be addressed, they are as follows:

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 above changes are straight from Microsoft, so take the time to read and let us know what you think about what is coming for the Xbox One.

Do you have an Xbox One problem that isn’t mentioned on this list, that you would like to see in the March update?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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