In the first of many announcements regarding updates for Xbox One, Microsoft Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten disclosed some of the features and improvements to be added to the console in the weeks to come.
From February 11th, the first system update will be available for installation, and will include behind-the-scenes updates for developers building apps and games, as well as improvements to the fluidity of Kinect voice commands.
The update will also vastly improve storage management, making it easier to see how much space is taken up by different content items. It will also make it easier for users to manage their download and install queues. My Games & Apps will be separated into two separate lists for Games and Apps, and users will be able to choose what order in which their content will load. A boot progress indicator will also be added to make updates more trackable as they load.
A small but major addition to come is the return of the controller battery progress indicator, which will be visible on the home screen. USB keyboard support will also return.
A second update will arrive on March 4th to coincide and, in some ways, prepare consoles for the release of Titanfall on March 11th. Amongst other as-yet unannounced changes, this update will bring improvements to the party and multiplayer systems.
Whitten writes that there are more details to come closer to the update, and that there are some exciting surprises in store – so keep an eye out!