6 New Features Coming To Xbox One Later This Year

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For me, the most exciting announcement from Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference were the new features that will be making their way to the console in the next dashboard update. Mike Ybarra, Microsoft’s Head of Platform Engineering introduced the six new features for the first time at Microsoft’s E3 show.
Ybarra said that background music, language region independence, and the Cortana digital assistant, which will replace the current Xbox One voice commands, are coming to Xbox One later this summer.
There are also three new Xbox Live features that should be available later in the year, typically in the month of November.
For gamers who follow eSports, Arena is a new tournament platform that allows players to “discover, register, and compete” in tournaments. Aside from Microsoft Studio titles, games like Smite and FIFA will also be a part of the program, seemingly opening up the feature to any developer who wants to include their game as an option for players.
Xbox Live Clubs will allow players to create communities, and Looking for Group, “a wanted ad for multiplayer, ” should help fans of Destiny and The Division finally find a group of like-minded players to raid with.
What do you think of the new features coming to Xbox One this summer and in the fall? Let us know in the comments.

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Damien Chambers

Before I became a Geek Under Grace I was a student of Journalism and have always aspired to write for a gaming and geek culture publication. I am truly blessed to have found an outlet to reach not only thousands of fans, but those who may not have yet found Christ. My favorite genre of games is third-person/sandbox games. I like the freedom that they allow both in gameplay and in scale and they just seem less bland and limited than more linear titles. I still have a soft spot for RPG games but I now enjoy JRPGs far less than I did as a child because they are still basically the exact same as they always were, with a few exceptions of course. I also enjoy playing more tactical third-person multiplayer shooters or first-person shooters that try to shake things up. I absolutely hate games based on WWII or Vietnam as those settings and those types of gameplay have been done to death. Though I am not opposed to a future Assassin's Creed title being set during one of these wars. I also typically tend to stay away from MOBA's as they are notorious for abusive, and generally unsavory online communities. My favorite game of all time is Chrono Trigger, which ironically enough is a JRPG but its one that I consider untouchable in quality. The runner-up for my favorite game of all time would be Star Fox 64.

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