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Major Xbox One System Update Hits This Summer, Introduces Cortana

Live now in preview and coming out officially later this summer, the latest Xbox System Update delivers plenty of new features, including bringing Cortana to the console.

Major Nelson posted a quick video detailing each of the changes, and listed some of the things gamers can look forward to. Already integrated on Windows 10 computers, Cortana will make her console debut in the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, Germany and Spain. An improvement on the voice command system already used on the Xbox One, the update will also add the ability to use a headset for voice commands if users don’t have a Kinect.


In the same vein of improving old features, the update will also see an overhaul of your game collection. Games can now be grouped, allowing you to find them that much faster, the “Ready to Install” tab has been moved to the main list on the left, and the games and apps section will now be on the top of the home screen instead of the bottom.

The full list of improvements includes bringing the Facebook Friend Finder to the Xbox One and various changes to the sharing features on the Xbox One, making it easier to manage and easier to personalize.

When it comes to Windows 10 and the Xbox App, the update will add the ability for gamers to edit their clips with any video editor, see what their friends are playing, regardless of where, and even will allow players to party up across console, the Xbox App, and Steam. The convergence of all platforms is echoed in the fact the Xbox and Windows Store will also now be one and the same.

Excited for the changes? What’s your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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