Xbox One Will Get A Day One Update, 15-20 Min Download Expected
Gabriel Rosu+ / 5 months ago
Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One will be getting a day one update. Actually the news comes as little surprise since Microsoft has admitted that they continue to tweak the software and optimize the system.
The update is said to not only optimize the system to get the most performance out of the system, as executive told IGN: “We are optimising Xbox One so that the day one update is as fast as possible. While we’re still finalizing the details, we expect that the download will take between 15 and 20 minutes for most users.”,but it also apparently will contain new firmware that is necessary to reverse Microsoft’s original decision to place restrictions that required online validation to enable the use of pre-owned software. This firmware apparently removes all of these restrictions.
On Monday, Microsoft announced plans for a worldwide Xbox One promotional tour. Beginning on October 1 and running until the end of the year, the tour will take in 75 cities with the initial phase covering Europe, the US and Canada.
The tour will give consumers the chance to go hands-on with games including Forza 5, Ryse, Killer Instinct, Dead Rising 3, Kinect Sports Rivals, Crimson Dragon, Max: Curse of the Brotherhood and Zoo Tycoon. While attendance is free of charge, it’s limited to those over 18 years of age and space will be limited.
Microsoft has confirmed a Xbox One release date of November 22, 2013 in 13 markets. The Xbox One price has been set at £430 / €500 / $500.