Users of Xbox One Preview & Xbox Beta app should be happy as Microsoft is having something for them.The company is going to roll out some new & very exciting features to them. Mike Ybarra from the Xbox & Windows Gaming Platform team tells us what’s new in this update,
Features that will come to Xbox One Preview :
See who’s in a Party: Now users of Xbox one preview program can see who is in a party even before joining it. It is going to be very much awesome feature because sometimes it is very helpful when you don’t want to join but just want to have a look of what’s going on. You will be able to know who else is playing currently & there is a ‘Chat’option too which is very useful.
Gamerscore Leaderboard : You can easily check your total achievements by just clicking on ‘ View Achievements’ tab in the program where you can check revived Gamerscore Leaderboard also. With the Gamerscore Leaderboard , you can see where friends & relatives stand by comparing the total game score as well as biggest gains over a rolling 30-day period.
Re-arrange Pins on Home and access them offline: This was a much requested feature so Microsoft added it. In the preview it will be possible to rearrange individual pins.
Updating Activity Feed in Xbox One: Now after this update, your activity feed will inform yo if there is anything new in your feed. Here you will find top posts, newest posts etc.
Joinable Twitch Broadcasts: With this update , it will be a lot easier to watch your friend’s game broadcasts. Te Game HUb has also been updated which will let you join Twich.tv broadcasts.
Improvements to Suggested Friends: The new friend suggestion will be based on you searches & you contacts.
Hide games from ‘ready-to-install’ list: This also was one of the very much requested features. So Microsoft added it. Users asked for ability to hide content like betas, trials, games, and apps that they no longer want to install & now it is made available.
Features coming to Xbox One Preview and the Xbox Beta app:
Avatar Store: New Avtar Store lets you choose the right avtar for your character.
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Improvements to Trending: There are minor & across the device changes in the Trending section. This will give better results after this update.
Suggested friends: Wit this update, Microsoft has made it much easier to search for for friends & suggested friends.Starting this month, if you click ‘see all’ or double tap on the shortlist of friend suggestions in any scenario, you will be pointed to a full-screen view of all suggested friends.
Compact mode for Xbox App: With this update, the company has introduced compact mode which will enable you to quickly switch between your friends’ view, your party, messages and activity alerts.