Microsoft revealed some of the huge new features coming to Xbox One.
Xbox One Insider members will soon have access to the new features launching as part of the next update. This includes a new Arena tournament mode, which was created by ESL and is powered by Xbox Live. The new update also gives users the freedom to use custom profile pictures, as well as the ability to pin posts, hide posts and filter them. Your profile will also display your tournament history, as well as any future tournaments you’re planning to participate in.
Other useful Xbox One firmware update features include…
- In ‘My Games and Apps,’ we’re adding the ability to filter your game library by platform – Xbox One and Xbox 360.
- Captive Portal support for wireless internet is coming to Xbox One, which allows for Wi-Fi authentication through a browser. Great for colleges, hotels, or public Wi-Fi locations.
- In the Settings, we’re adding the ability to select Kinect auto-zoom for Beam and Twitch broadcasts, as well as for the Skype app.
- On the Xbox app for Windows 10, we’re adding the option to select the audio input and output sources for Party chat.
The news comes ahead of the Games with Gold April 2017 reveal, which could take place later this week. March was a bumper month for the Games with Gold scheme, featuring the likes of Layers of Fear and Evolve Ultimate Edition. And while Layers of Fear will be removed from the roster of free titles by the end of the month, Evolve will remain downloadable until April 15.