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Xbox One April Preview Wave 2 releasing now

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Gregory Dawes

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Wave 1 of the April update for preview members was released last week, with wave 2 launching tonight. Wave 1 brought along some new features such as detailed achievement descriptions and game hub updates.  The features for the second wave are below and include some great ones, such as cross compatible voice messaging between Xbox One and Xbox 360 users, and dedicated servers for party chat, alleviating many issues users had with them. These are taken from Major Nelson’s blogpost.

  • Voice messages – Xbox One preview program members will be able to compose and playback voice messages in the messages app when snapped on Xbox One. Quickly and easily record audio to send to your friends or others through your snapped messages app accessed through a simple quick double tap of the Xbox button. Additionally, voice messages can be exchanged between Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles.
  •  Dedicated servers for party chat – We’re enhancing party chat with dedicated chat relay servers that will enable Xbox One owners that may have historically had NAT issues to party chat more reliably. Parties where players are unable to form direct peer-to-peer connections for party chat will automatically leverage dedicated server infrastructure to relay traffic. This service is only enabled for parties where one or more members are previewing the April system update.
  • What’s On – The Xbox engineering team is continuing to experiment with the What’s On area, which highlights popular videos, movies, TV shows and game broadcasts. We’re continuing to test different experiences for preview members in the U.S. and this month, the preview of this feature is being expanded to Canada and the UK as well.

Looks like another promising update! Let us know your thoughts and tell us how the update is treating you!

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