One of the biggest complains about the Xbox One has been the user interface. Well, Microsoft has listened and has been doing a stellar job updating the UI to fix these issues. Earlier this month they addressed the party system. Next month? Friend notifications make their triumphant return.
Friend notifications was one of the more puzzling omissions from both next-gen consoles. That’s the pop-up letting you know your friend has just come online. Microsoft will be fixing that in its April update. Microsoft plans to address a few other issues outside friend notifications.
Here is what Xbox One users can plan to see in the next update courtesy of NeoGAF.
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.
Blu-ray 50 Hz video output support for content recorded at 50 Hz will resolve video playback issues some Xbox Live members in Europe are experiencing.
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.
Updates to Xbox One device management to address issues controlling TVs, set top boxes, and receivers that our customers have reported.
New audio settings to tune how much volume is lowered when Kinect is used in communications.
Microsoft may have stumbled out of the gate, but they have been quick to resolve any issues with the Xbox One. They are also quick to respond to features Xbox One fans want to see.
What are some other issues, if any, you would like Microsoft to address in upcoming updates?