Rechtzeitig vor dem Launch vom Blockbuster “Titanfall” rollt Microsoft das große März-Update an alle Xbox One Nutzer aus. Focus des Updates: Verbesserung des Mehrspieler-Modus.

Vor einigen Wochen hat Microsoft, im Rahmen eines Betatests, einige Gamer eingeladen die neuen Features auf Herz und Nieren zu testen und Bugs zu melden. Diese Phase ist nun vorbei und das Update wird an alle Xbox One Konsolen ausgerollt – alle Nutzer, die das “Instant-On” Feature nutzen bekommen das Update automatisch: Die Konsole aktualisiert sich von selbst.

Alle anderen Nutzer bekommen das Update sobald sie die One einschalten und mit dem Internet verbunden sind. Ob man das Update auch heute bekommt ist jedoch unsicher, da Microsoft nicht alle Konsolen gleichzeitig, sondern versetzt versorgt. So kann es durchaus sein, dass man das Update erst in zwei Tagen bekommt.

Im Unterschied zum Februar-Update, fällt das März-Update doch sehr umfangreich aus und beinhaltet folgende Features:

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[accordion-group title=”Improved Multiplayer & Party chat”]
*Cross title party chat
*Party chat on by default
*Easier multiplayer invites
*Easier multiplayer joining
*Ability to see what the people in your party are doing[/accordion-group]
[accordion-group title=”Improved Friends List + Profile”]
*Improved friends list utility & speed of access
*Ability to see people you recently played games with
*See when friends are broadcasting, including live broadcast thumbnails in activity feed
*Get to a friend’s profile faster using type-ahead suggestions
*Contextual app menu actions on friends list and activity feed items
*Enabled more multiplayer (join and invite) actions on user profiles
*54 new contest-winning gamerpics[/accordion-group]
[accordion-group title=”Twitch TV live streaming support”]
*Broadcast gameplay on Twitch.TV through Xbox LIVE (When the updated Twitch app ships next week.)
*Voice support for starting and ending broadcast[/accordion-group]
[accordion-group title=”Bringing out social in home”]
*See favorite friends currently online
*See friends broadcasting gameplay[/accordion-group]
[accordion-group title=”Miscellaneous shell improvements”]
*Improved notification center experiences including “quiet mode”
*View Game Clips while in snap mode
*Protect user settings with passkey[/accordion-group]
[accordion-group title=”Browser improvements”]
*Control Bing and Google maps with gesture and controller
*Quick search when highlighting a term on a page
*When searching from Bing search on the console, direct link to Internet Explorer in order to see additional web results.[/accordion-group]
[accordion-group title=”New Devices – Driver and Firmware updates”]
*Firmware update to the Xbox One controller to support the Xbox One stereo headset adapter
*Support for 1st and 3rd party headsets
*Driver updates for the Xbox One Media Remote[/accordion-group]
[accordion-group title=”SmartGlass Improvements”]
*Push notification to your device for Xbox Live messages
*Quickly see what a friend is doing including presence and recent
*Enhanced viewing of personal and a friend’s game progress and clips
*Ability to close snap from SmartGlass[/accordion-group]
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*50Hz fix – users can set the Live TV app to display at 50Hz for full or fill modes
*Volume up/down adjustments – user can tailor the number of volume increments when using “volume up” or “volume down” commands
*IR blasting of power & volume to TVs/AVRs in all regions
*AVR setup maps to include model number for most sound bars or AVRs when setting up TV[/accordion-group]
[accordion-group title=”Improved  Audio output support”]
*SPDIF (optical out) now supports 5.1 Dolby Digital – enabling devices such as sound bars with only Optical In to be able to receive 5.1 Dolby Digital from console over optical
*HDMI output now supports stereo uncompressed, 5.1 uncompressed, 7.1 uncompressed or 5.1 Dolby Digital live or 5.1 DTS [/accordion-group]
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Was für ein Update! Microsoft hört auf das Feedback seiner Nutzer und setzt dieses auch um – sehr gut! Ich bin auf die Verbesserungen gespannt.

A Guided Tour of Everything New in the Xbox One March Update

Source :

Major Nelson