New Xbox One Update Out Now

New update will prepare the Xbox One "for the future."

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Microsoft has released a new Xbox One system update. Normally, that's an exciting event, as new features or functionality are delivered to the console. But this one is somewhat different.

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The new Xbox One update out now does not introduce new features, but instead offers mysterious behind-the-scenes tweaks to "prepare for the future."

Check out some tweets below about the new Xbox One update from Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb and Xbox partner director Mike Ybarra.

The timing of the update is potentially interesting, as E3--the biggest news event of the year for games--is right around the corner. We've already heard about a new, 1TB Xbox One model, but could a new dashboard update also be in the works?

We don't know, but all will be revealed at Microsoft's E3 briefing, which is scheduled for Monday, June 15, starting at 9:30 AM PDT / 12:30 PM EDT.

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Maybe it added some stuff in the background for the streaming to windows 10 PC's.

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Windows Coming to Xbox!

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I updated my Xbox One last week! Sold it on ebay, bought a Nvidia Shield console, 4k graphics, twice as many games & apps, half the price!

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@BadMrSnake: Do you want a medal?

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Xbox Master Race!

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I'm connected to XBL still ain't getting an update

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The best just keep on getting better. (meanwhile at PlayStation, users are still enjoying their first update since the system launched over a year ago)

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Cool, Xbox is prepared for "the future". I guess it's skipping "the present", because it never really caught up with the features that I would've expected at launch.

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Pointless article. Don't even know why I'm wasting time commenting on it.

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lol last gen psfanboys were shouting about how many firmware updates they get and how it was making thier console better where as in 360 got only two updates in a year

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Poor Sony fanboys. Trying so hard to hate. I'm loving everything MS is doing with the X1 and have had 10x the updates more than PS4 has had. So many great reason to own an X1 right now

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@Blazen702: they had to do the updates because they screwed up the system, my 360 had better features, now they are just adding things that should have been there from the start. PS4 did not need an update because they delivered everything from the start. My Xbox one is used now just for exclusives, the PS4 runs better and has better hardware that's the fact and sales prove it. http://www.vgchartz.com/

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@Blazen702: absolutely. Despite the rocky launch of Xbox One, Microsoft has really made an effort to make their console the best this generation -and it shows. I can't wait to see what they have in store for us at E3, but it's almost guaranteed to blow sony's clear out of the water

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@Blazen702: Yet you couldn't name one.

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@Blazen702: 10 times the updates lol

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Edited By MichaelRay1284

Likely , a DirectX 12 update. This makes me one step closer to Xbox One but until I see content using this new API/Engines, it's not justifiable over my PC and PS4. In my opinion, graphics are not always important and other things also calculate into a great experience but Xbox One has no titles I like that deliver the whole package. The titles I do like, are now on PC and I did not mind waiting for. Xbox bring the exclusives! Real exclusives.

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@michaelray1284: Everyone is excited about this Directx 12 when they system doesn't even have the power to run next gen. just like a computer what happens when you try to use newer and updated software with old hardware it crashes get ready for problems.

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@chrismouth07: you sir have no idea what you are talking about. LOL

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@meankilleR: I have been building computers and software for 10 years so i do know what i am talking about.

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That's extremely strange, actually. Why not just provide the changes for the future IN the future? Is the download size huge so they're splitting it up into two months to help out people with download caps?

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SO MUCH HATE! aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!

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Annnnnnd 20,000 PS4s were just sold.

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These are the first. "STABILITY" updates.

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Edited By moesuir

Did Eddie waste our time with a pointless article ?

Damn you Eddie, you got me AGAIN, curse you eddie......curse youuuuuuu !!!

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@moesuir:

Don't worry, I'm sure he's working on some "why more women aren't depicted in male video game roles" or "Xbox versus PS4 wall power cords: comparison unplugged!"

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@moesuir: LoL

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Perhaps a free game is coming made purely in DX12 beauty ...

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Oh please be a dashboard update. The current one is horrendous.

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@BigPrimeNumbers: I like the dash board. I like it a lot as a matter of fact.

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@Aleperez75 said:

@BigPrimeNumbers: I like the dash board. I like it a lot as a matter of fact.

We seem to be in the minority, but I totally agree.

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@orbit79: it would be nice if they made settings easier to find

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@orbit79: I like the dashboard as well. They've changed it a few times, but only slightly, since launch. Microsoft has done a LOT to improve the XB1 since it first came out.

I'm in the Preview Program and there's a lot more features coming your way.

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@BigPrimeNumbers: That would be a 'new feature.'

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@BigPrimeNumbers: They love it.

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Xbox One has a future?

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@sum_guy09: =)

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Why is the update taking sooooooo damn long?! Every XO update takes forever and they are only like 300Mb in size. Its been going for like 30 minutes now and its only at 10%. Meanwhile my 360 downloaded Just Cause 2 in 1 hour and 30 minutes...

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@steventaylor24: Took me a couple of minutes to download on my fibre connection, as do all the system updates. Perhaps you need a faster connection or your router is not giving full bandwidth to your console?

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@steventaylor24 said:

Why is the update taking sooooooo damn long?! Every XO update takes forever and they are only like 300Mb in size. Its been going for like 30 minutes now and its only at 10%. Meanwhile my 360 downloaded Just Cause 2 in 1 hour and 30 minutes...

1.5 hrs to download Just Cause 2. That is your ISP not the XB1 and BTW if you're download Just Cause 2 at the same time it's doing the update on your X1 then of course it will take longer.

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@sammoth: nah, that's just xbl and the xb1, both have been having issues lately, and the xb1 has gotten slower at dl and install.

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@Mirimon78 said:

@sammoth: nah, that's just xbl and the xb1, both have been having issues lately, and the xb1 has gotten slower at dl and install.

Nope not for me. Again it happens to few people not all. Until he tells me what his ISP upload and download speeds are and ping to XBL anything you just said is irrelevant. Not to mention if you have auto update on it will do it while you're out etc,

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@sammoth: nah, with over 6k registered complaints for JUST those issues (just msft's xbox support page, which is rapidly deleated daily so has to hide the issue and maintain the illusion of being a good service)... more still on 3rd party sites not under msft control. It's an issue only getting worse, despite all the power of msft networking services and a deminishing user base and service demand (in other words, since it is not only less stressed, but as assumed by users, paid for... so whybdoes it get worse?).

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@Mirimon78 said:

@sammoth: nah, with over 6k registered complaints for JUST those issues (just msft's xbox support page, which is rapidly deleated daily so has to hide the issue and maintain the illusion of being a good service)... more still on 3rd party sites not under msft control. It's an issue only getting worse, despite all the power of msft networking services and a deminishing user base and service demand (in other words, since it is not only less stressed, but as assumed by users, paid for... so whybdoes it get worse?).

Well as a owner of the X1 and I have tons of friends that had no issues. So it's still minor issue. Yawn, now their is a conspiracy theory about them shadowing comments. I love to know where you're getting your source material from ?

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@sammoth: Keep on sheeping, bud.

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@turianshepard said:

@sammoth: Keep on sheeping, bud.

Yawn. I own a PC gaming rig that smokes both consoles in terms of hardware, and a PS4. Though that makes me a sheep. You're an idiot move along child.

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@Mirimon78:

My update literally took 2 minutes.
When downloading ESO:TU it only took 10 minutes... so... something is messed up with your mcdonalds wifi. Hardwire and get a proper isp. Problem solved.

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@steventaylor24: Why don't you have it set for auto update? I don't even notice the updates since they happen when I'm off the system.

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Gotta love MS! If you dont go bacc to playing your PSduh and await your E3 full ov TvTvTv oh and of course indies. This is gonna be a great E3, but wait till 2016-17. Thats when the secret sauce gets poured lol this update is like combining the ingredients of the sauce. Preperation.

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P@Burriscold: Plz stop with the hate all I see when I read your comments is "blah blah blah! Microsoft sucks! " I mean like do you not have anything better to do?

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