Microsoft has announced the feature set of the next Xbox One system update due in April.

Here are the details straight from Microsoft:

  • Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.
  • Friends improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This actually was one of the most frequently requested features from the first preview wave and we made it a priority to include it in the April update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list. We'll also add the ability to view friends' most popular apps.
  • Kinect voice and motion improvements will continue to fine tune the quality and reliability of Xbox One commands.
  • Improved GameDVR video quality through compression algorithm improvements.

Some Xbox Live members will get a preview of these features before they go live.

In other Xbox One news, Microsoft says that it plans to release the system in 26 more countries in September. These countries are: Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and UAE.

[Source: Xbox Wire (1) & (2)]


Our Take:
There are still some promised features up in the air, but at least Microsoft is rolling another update out relatively soon after this month's update.