Not to be outdone by Sony’s imminent PlayStation 4 firmware update, Microsoft has released details regarding March’s Xbox One hardware update, with changes inbound for Twitch broadcasts and purchasing Xbox 360 games on the current-gen system via backwards compatibility.
Set to go live for Preview members later today and for “Xbox app (beta) members starting tomorrow,” here’s a general overview of the new bells and whistles headed to Xbox One in March.
- Purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One
- Include Party Chat in Twitch broadcasts
- Output your Party Chat to headset and speakers simultaneously
- Customizable Game DVR recording length
- Track Achievement progress in the Xbox One guide
- Video playback directly in the Xbox One Activity Feed
In tandem with today’s update, Microsoft is commemorating the beginning of spring with a new video dedicated to the software hitting Xbox One and Windows 10 over the coming months. Below you’ll find the likes of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, along with the cross-play functionality found in Killer Instinct Season 3.
Traditionally, participants of the Xbox One Preview program gain access to these new features at the beginning of the month before Microsoft rolls out the update to all users in the weeks thereafter.