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Microsoft announced this week plans to roll out two software updates for the Xbox One that will improve current features.
One of these improvements will include fixing the problematic Party system.
The first update will arrive on Feb. 11 as Xbox One owners will be asked to download and install it as soon as their system connects to the internet on that date. It will come with many behind the scenes improvements ranging from general stability to improved fluidity of Kinect voice commands.
Other additions with the software will include the ability to manage the console's storage space so users will be able to control the order that content installs and watch updates progress and view and organize their games and apps in separate lists. They will also be able to see how much battery power remains in their controller right on their home screen and use USB keyboards with the Xbox One.
The second update will arrive on March 4 and will prepare Xbox One for the release of Titanfall. The details on this one are a bit scarce at this time, however, Microsoft did state that it will finally address problems with the party and multiplayer systems.
The Feb. 11 update will be the first to roll out for the console since another one that was released in early December of last year.
Microsoft's chief product officer Marc Whitten recently discussed the March update with Engadget recently stating that it will consolidate features such as Friend Lists, Parties, Avatars and Achievements all into one place to address some of the complaints of players who said they were too spread out.
"The feedback we've gotten is pretty valid," he said. "Some of the social stuff is hidden or harder to use than it was on the Xbox 360. So you're gonna see us come out with an update where, well, we're going to fix those things."