The Xbox One is a much better console lately. Thanks to a focus on games over TVTVTVTVTVTVTV, making the Kinect a paperweight of value for those mad folks who truly do want it and overhauling the user interface into something that doesn’t look a dog vomiting up a Windows mobile operating system. Look, don’t even ask me how your dog managed to eat that. You should keep a better eye on the mutt.
The point is, is that the Xbox One is a much more likable console. It’s a late bloomer that has some great content on the horizon, as well as a new update that’ll be tweaking the social side of your evenings on the couch. According to Microsoft engineer Mike Ybarra, the upcoming update will allow you to see who’s in your party before you join it, which is useful for avoiding Matty and Al.
There’s also a new Gamerscore leaderboard being added, something about pins and more Twitching. Here’s the full rundown of features from Xbox Wire:
Updating Activity Feed in Xbox One:
Your activity feed in Xbox One Preview will inform you when there are new items in your feed. Clicking the link will take you to the top of your feed where you’ll see a rundown of the newest posts, so that you always have the freshest content at your fingertips.
Joinable Twitch Broadcasts:
You want it to be easier to watch your friend’s game broadcasts. In Preview, Game Hubs as well as the game tile will allow you to easily launch Twitch.tv broadcasts if friends are broadcasting.
Improvements to Suggested Friends:
Looking for people who you might know on Xbox or top content creators to follow? Check out the new Friend Suggestions area in Community and the Friends list in the Guide on Xbox One. Friend Suggestions include the gamertag, real name (if shared), gamerpic or Xbox Avatar image, and the reason the suggestion was made to you. Click through from the suggestion to view the member’s full profile and choose to grow your friends list.