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Here’s What’s in the February Xbox One Update

by Eric Frederiksen | January 14, 2015January 14, 2015 1:30 pm PDT

While we still don’t know exactly what Xbox boss Phil Spencer is going to talk about at next week’s Windows 10 consumer event, we do have details on the console’s next monthly update to chew on while we wait to see if Windows 10 is coming to Xbox One.

The February update is pretty light in comparison with some of the other updates as far as visible features go.

In addition to the previous addition of custom backgrounds, we can now set system tiles to be semi transparent. Now we’ll be able to see more of that sweet wallpaper featuring our favorite movie/game/sports team/picture of Ryan Gosling.

Each game will now have its own Game Hub. Game hubs, according to Major Nelson’s post detailing the feature, are “the go-to centers for all sorts of interesting content around your favorite games. Every Xbox One game will have a game hub where you can see which of your friends are playing the game, compete with your friends in game leaderboards, dive into the coolest game clips and game broadcasts, and follow the game’s VIPs and top players.”

If you’re in one of the European countries that gets access to the Xbox One Digital Tuner, we’re super jealous, but you’ll also be able to watch television via your Smartglass apps on windows Phone and Android devices.

Spencer has previously said that the next few updates would be more “under the hood” than previous updates and, indeed, this update is pretty feature-light, but if there are updates happening under the hood, we’re not yet privy to the particulars.

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Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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