An update addressing Xbox One’s party and multiplayer systems is coming just 7 days before the release of Titanfall. According to chief product officer, Marc Whitten, the update will “contain many new features and improvements, most significantly to our party and multiplayer systems.”

That’s cutting it a bit close. Releasing a major update just before the release of one of 2014’s most anticipated online games doesn’t give much room for error. The March Xbox One update will release on March 4, while Titanfall hits stores on March 11.

Titanfall is a console exclusive for the Xbox One. The title will also release on PC.

February Update

Before March’s big update, the Xbox team will push out a smaller update on February 11. This one addresses smaller issues that should already be on Xbox One. Three of the features Whitten addresses on the Xbox site include:

Managing your storage space. With digital downloads becoming bigger and bigger, this one is common sense. You’ll now be able to see how much space your content is taking up on your hard drive. You’ll also be able to control the order you download and install content.

The update will introduce a batter power indicator. Another common sense addition since Microsoft launched the console with a wireless controller using AA batteries. Now, you’ll know when your controller is about to run out of power.

And, USB keyboard support is coming to the Xbox One.

Whitten promises these updates are the first of many. “This post is the first of many announcements and sneak peeks at features in the system updates. We’ve been carefully listening to your feedback and look forward to delivering many new features that will make Xbox One even better. We’re just getting started and can’t wait to share more information in the coming weeks,” Whitten writes.

Let us know your thoughts on the above updates coming to Xbox One this month and next.


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