May 22, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment
May’s update for the Xbox One just arrived last week, and now it’s time to look ahead to June. The June update will include:
Of course, some of these features require further explanation, especially the real name support, which has caused both excitement and concern among fans. The main purpose, according to Microsoft’s Major Nelson, is to help you find and recognize your friends. If you choose to use your real name, it won’t appear when you’re playing games, and you can decide who you share it with.
The Real Names feature coming to Xbox One is very flexible-choose some, all or none of your friends to see your name pic.twitter.com/c8qrBZNHYS
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) May 21, 2014
It’s good to see Microsoft has taken steps to avoid privacy issues.
When it comes to external storage, you’ll be able to use one or two 256 GB or higher USB 3.0 hard drives, after you format it for use with the console. Additionally, you can play games straight from your external hard drive, and you can even take it to a friend’s house to play the game on a different Xbox One.
Finally, with the updated SmartGlass you’ll be able to use it to control OneGuide and the Universal Remote Control, reorder your pins, and check out your friends’ stats.
Are these features you’re interested in? What other additions would you like to see brought to the Xbox One?Tags: external storage, update, xbox one