The latest Xbox One system update introduces custom button mapping for standard Xbox One controllers, meaning that you’ll no longer need to drop $150 on an Xbox One Elite controller just to get the button layout you want. Here’s how it works.
If you’re looking to pick up an Xbox One, now might be the time. In addition to the free games that already come with the various console bundles, you can pick up an additional free game this week with the purchase of an Xbox One.
Microsoft surprised the industry at E3 by announcing “native” backward-compatibility to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. But before you toss your Xbox 360 console out the window, you’ll want to check out the full details. The ability to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One is indeed great news, but there are several important factors to consider.
Microsoft may be focused on the Xbox One, but it hasn’t forgotten about the Xbox 360. The company today released a system update that brings long-awaited support for larger external hard drives (up to 2TB), along with some minor UI and account management improvements.
The Plex development team announced today the limited launch of the official Plex client for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The app mirrors the look and feel of its Xbox counterpart, and is limited initially to Plex Pass members.
The Xbox One July System Update will introduce Achievement Snap, a long-awaited feature that lets gamers view and track their achievement progress in real time without leaving their games. The feature leverages the Xbox One’s Snap functionality.
Microsoft revealed this week that the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor consumes a small amount of the console’s primary resources in order to operate, and that ditching the accessory can give optimized games a performance boost of up to 10 percent.
Microsoft is gearing up for the Xbox One’s June update, which will finally add long-awaited support for external hard drives. Other new features include the ability to associate real names with gamer profiles, new Xbox Live Gold membership benefits, and expanded support for the console’s TV features.
Microsoft continues to trail the PS4 in worldwide sales, and is introducing some major changes to the Xbox One that it hopes will narrow the gap. Starting in June, the company will launch a $399 version of the console without Kinect, expand Games with Gold, and decouple entertainment apps like Netflix from an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 is kicking the Xbox One’s butt worldwide when it comes to overall sales, but Microsoft’s console finally regained some ground in the U.S. last month, with sales of both consoles nearly equal according to a new NPD report.