February Xbox One Update Begins Rolling Out

by Mike Futter on Feb 06, 2015 at 02:24 AM

Xbox One users will begin receiving new features today as part of the February console update. Once it’s on-board, players will experience improvements to the controller as well as some social features.

You’re going to want to set aside some time to update your controllers. It won’t take long, but you’ll need to navigate to the Settings menu. Under “devices and accessories,” you’ll be able to update the firmware using a micro-USB cable. Once you’ve done that, you’ll experience faster connection times to the console and reduced disconnection errors. (For more, here's a guide we previously published.)

The February update also adds Game Hubs. When hovering on a game tile, press the menu button on your controller and select “view game hub” to see recorded clips, live broadcasts, and news.

Microsoft also says it has improved party chat, including connectivity with those on moderate or strict NATs. You’ll also have visual cues related to successful connections and those prohibited due to network problems.

For the complete list of February updates, visit Xbox Wire.

[Source: Xbox Wire]


Our Take
I hope this update does improve party chat, as I’ve had more problems this generation (on both systems) than last generation. The other updates seem like interesting usability enhancements, but I’m eager to see a complete re-work of the dashboard.