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Here are the new features coming soon with the Xbox One July update

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The hard-working hardware and software teams at Microsoft are continuing to set a blazing pace for the roll-out of new Xbox One updates, releasing one new firmware update a month since February this year in order to add features and improvements that the global gaming community has been shouting for.

Speaking of which, Xbox recently set up a page dedicated to receiving your feedback on all things Xbox, so if there’s something that you’ve been craving in terms of additions to the consoles and services, head on over here to provide your suggestions.

According to Xbox frontman Major Nelson, over 65 000 people have suggested more than 4 300 ideas, while contributing over 180 000 votes to date!

Xbox One March Update

So what does the Xbox team have planned for July in terms of Xbox One improvements and features? Quite a list has already been formed – take a look at what Xbox One owners can expect to see with the Xbox One July Update:

- Snap Mode for Achievements.

“As we showed at our E3 Green Carpet event before the show, we’re offering an easier way to track and view your achievements in the moment. With Achievement Snap, you can track your achievement progress in real time without ever leaving the game. You can also ‘Get Help’ on any Achievements you’re struggling with. Xbox will scan the web for you and deliver relevant tips and strategy content right to your TV.”

Xbox One July Update – Achievement Snap Preview


- Double-tap to Snap.

“Double-tap the Xbox button on your controller to bring up Snap Center, where you can launch Achievements or any other snap-able app, without leaving your game. Already have an app snapped? Double-tap quickly switches between your game and the snapped app.”


- Choice of Spoken Language.

“Folks in New Zealand, Ireland and Austria, with this update in July, will be able to select voice control using the English or German voice models from other countries. And if you’re an expat in an English-speaking country, you, too, can choose any of the other English language models that fit you.”


- Future Digital Bundles and Compilation Discs.

“We’re doing some work now so that publishers will have options for great digital bundle and disc compilation offerings in the future. As we test this feature, we’ll be seeing more flexible combinations of game titles and game content.”


- ‘Like’ Game DVR clips.

“We’re adding the ability to ‘Like’ all your favorite Game DVR clips as well as activity feed items in SmartGlass.”


What else would you like to see on Xbox One in the coming months?


Source: Major Nelson


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