Bradley Rossetti, Xbox Insider Team Lead, today revealed that Microsoft is planning to release a series of concepts and features based on the feedback received by the community of Xbox players.
Rossetti says that the Xbox team has been working hard recently “conceptualizing and testing” the upcoming features. Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha rings received some of the new features.
Called ‘February Insider Update #2002 will bring:
Simplified Home Update for all Insiders:
Xbox has created a new ‘streamlined’ Xbox One Home for Xbox Insiders, a more polished version will release for all the Xbox One community on February.
“Your feedback since beginning testing of these Home improvements has proven invaluable to building an experience that feels more responsive, keeps your favorite content front and center, and gets you into your gaming experiences faster than ever.”
The Xbox Team has removed the Twists from the top in favor of dedicated rows for Xbox Game Pass, Mixer, Xbox Community and Microsoft Store.
My Games & Apps UI Update
My Games & Apps will keep apps and games in a more organized manner, this would surely please fans with large collection of apps.
Image Support in Conversations
With #2002, Xbox One consoles will be able to view animated GIFs in messaging conversations over Xbox Live. Players will be able to view content in Message Request based on safety settings.
View and Install Individual Games Bundled Through Xbox Game Pass
Players won’t have to install a large bundle in order to play just one game, a new option called “In this bundle” will allow players to individually download and play the game desired.
More Storage Management Suggestions
In the February Insider Update (#2002), Xbox Team introduced a “Move” option for users with external storage attached to their console, giving players the choice to either move or remove items to free up the needed space as desired.