April Xbox Update Brings New Online Features

A new month has begun, and that means yet another update for the Xbox One. Along with the usual tweaks to the console, gamers will also be pleasantly surprised to find that a host of new features have been added to make their gaming experience even better. For a closer look at all of the things that will await you after you next boot up your Xbox, look no further than the video below.

In addition to everything mentioned in the video, the update will also include new notifications and icons in party chat showing the status of your microphone and internet connection, links in Game Hubs (added in the February update) that will allow you to see content related to game’s your friends are following along with clips, trailers and the like.


Achievement notifications have been further refined as well,  allowing players to see what was done to trigger the Achievement in the first place without having to access the Achievement menu. Users in the United States, UK and Canada will also see links to popular and trending games, TV shows, and movies in their feed with the new “What’s On” feature. The often mentioned voice messaging and dedicated servers for party chat features will, however, remain in the Preview program for now pending further feedback from members. The update rolls out immediately as of today (April 6th) but it might not hit every console right away. Your mileage may vary.

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Nicole Seraphita
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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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