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Xbox One Update Rolls Out At Midnight Pacific, Backward Compatability Midday

by Mike Futter on Nov 11, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Starting in just a few hours, Microsoft will begin pushing the Xbox One’s first major operating system revision. In order to get that while you’re sleeping though, make sure you’re following some simple steps.

The update will begin downloading in the background at 12:01 a.m. Pacific / 3 a.m. Eastern. You may not get it right away, as it will take a while to propagate across the network.

If you use the instant on power mode, you’re connected even in standby. The console will download it as soon as its available. if you use the energy-saving mode, you’ll need to initiate the update manually (again, once its available for you) by going to Settings and System (choose “Update Now”).

Backward compatibility will not be available immediately. You’ll need to wait until 12:01 p.m. Pacific / 3:01 p.m. Eastern. At that point (or possibly a little after), you should start seeing your owned digital titles appear in your collection. You won’t be able to use your disc-based Xbox 360 games until that point either.

For more on the what the New Xbox One Experience brings to the table, check out our recent interview with Microsoft.

[Source: Major Nelson]


Our Take
I’ve been using the NXOE for a couple of weeks, and I like it. The improved guide and vertical scrolling in the menus are intuitive. Just remember to use the triggers to quickly navigate up and down.