Xbox One has only been out for a few short months, and with over 3 millions sales around the globe, certainly has a lot of players enjoying Microsoft’s next-generation platform. On Wednesday, Microsoft gave a few hints about the next major update coming later this year for users.
The updates as discussed by Microsoft’s Xbox Chief Product Offer Marc Whitten, discussed during this week’s CES event point to a wide variety of updates to the Xbox One. Microsoft is thrilled with the sales numbers, and is aiming to improve streaming and dashboard events with the Xbox One.
Xbox One Updates On The Horizon
In talking about the Xbox One updates, Marc Whitten talked about general dashboard updates that will be coming to users. The goal is to learn from the Xbox 360 dashboard and its many iterations, and give Xbox One users a faster and richer experience. All of which will be released faster as E3 approaches later this year.
One of the major points that he discussed was getting apps out faster for users, and especially the TV apps. Microsoft already has TV partners with its Xbox 360 console, and wants to leverage those into Xbox One partners as well. The moves to speed up the dashboard and give users a richer experience that pleases them is crucial.
Game Developers Conference With Exclusives
Microsoft has the Game Developers Conference due in March, and is using that to propel its exclusive title Titanfall to the masses. It is a widely anticipated game, and one that Xbox One users cannot wait to buy. Microsoft’s exclusive titles like this give them a leg up over Sony, and will mark the Xbox One’s exclusives future.
As more and more exclusive titles for the Xbox One are released, Microsoft is tracking its sales very carefully. As it introduces more social features into the Xbox One, users will share more and that helps as well. But, Xbox One is still working on a game streaming functionality with it, and with the Playstation 4 having that tightly integrated, it needs to have it solved sooner rather than later.
I enjoy my Xbox One but it still has a way to go. Improving the dashboard and improving game streaming are huge points in 2014 for Microsoft to solve, especially as it expands globally.