Xbox One March Update Preview Invites Going Out Today


Xbox One users are starting to receive preview invites to the console’s upcoming system update from Microsoft. Those chosen to participate will receive a message via Xbox Live with a registration code.

The update will be released next week to those users who choose to participate in the preview. The selected individuals will also get to test out any future updates to the system.

The March update will address the console’s multiplayer and social features. The features, as announced by Microsoft, for the update can be found below.

  • Get to your friends list faster. The friends list will be front and center on the homepage of the Friends app. Click the Social tile on Home, or say “Xbox, go to Friends” to see who’s online and what they’re up to. From there you can quickly send messages and get into a party.
  • Party chat will be turned on by default. When you party up, chat audio will be turned on by default.
  • Chat with friends playing different games. Party chat will be separated from people playing your game, so you can chat with your friends who are online or you can chat with everyone playing the game.
  • We’re adding an “Invite friends to game” option to your multiplayer titles moving forward. Similar to Xbox 360 titles, this will appear inside a games’ menu and offer a simple and quicker way to set up your multiplayer battles. Selecting “Invite friends” will let you invite friends to your game and party.
  • We’re adding “Recent Players.” This is a simple list that shows you Xbox Live members you’ve recently played with, making it easier to stay in touch with people, or add new friends after your multiplayer battles.

The March Xbox One update will begin rolling out publicly in the first week of the month, prior to the release of Titanfall.