Xbox One Firmware Update Set For March Including More Details

The Xbox One will receive its first major dashboard in March addressing numerous issues with the Xbox Live service along with other unspecified system fixes. The update will introduce fixes for Party-chat problems as well as improving the usability and visibility of Xbox Live’s social features.

The latest news follows Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten’s comments during CES 2014 where he said that the console’s next major update will focus on its social features, referred to as the “Live experience.” At the time, Whitten said that Microsoft aims to roll out Xbox One updates faster but the console will still receive the larger dashboard updates, with other upcoming improvements focusing on TV features.

A NeoGaf thread that reveals we also have tentative details on a few games. Take all of this with an “unconfirmed” grain of salt:

  • Halo 5 is coming in 2015
  • Halo 2 is getting the Anniversary edition treatment Crackdown 3 is going to be announced at E3, releasing sometime in 2016
    • One special edition “war” bundle will include ports of Halo 3 and 4 for Xbox One
    • beta access to Halo 5 bundled in
    • The game will be 1080p
    • Same dev and Halo Anniversary edition
    • Multiplayer included
  • Forza Horizon is coming this fall — 1080p and open-world
  • Quantum Break will be a holiday 2014 title
  • Sunset Overdrive is coming fall 2014
  • Fable Legends is slated for summer 2015
  • Fable Anniversary isn’t coming to Xbox One
  • The next Gears of War won’t be here for at least another 2.5 years.
  • Titanfall DLC coming 45 days then 120 days after release.
  • Platinum Games has a title coming (codenamed Project Nagano) for March 2016

Source: NeoGAF

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