This week Microsoft revealed more details about its upcoming Xbox update preview for March and revealed that 16 person party chat will be soon available to enjoy via the platform.
Features you can expect to enjoy in the upcoming Xbox One Preview for March include the ability to purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One, Party Chat in Twitch broadcasts and the ability to output your Party Chat to headset and speakers simultaneously.
Other features also include the ability to use customisable Game DVR recording lengths, track Achievement progress in the Xbox One guide, as well as enjoy video playback directly in the Xbox One Activity Feed and 16-person Party Chat. Microsoft explains more :
Starting this month for both Xbox One Preview and Xbox app (beta) participants, Xbox 360 Achievements will automatically post to your console and Windows 10 PC Activity Feeds. As with Xbox One game Achievements, the Xbox 360 Achievement graphic will feature a description of the Achievement, the game you earned it from, and the Gamerscore associated with it.
Last fall, we expanded Party Chat to enable 12-person Parties on Xbox One and the Xbox app. This feature has been very popular with the community, so now we’re enabling 16-person Parties across both Xbox One Preview and the Xbox app (beta) starting today.
Fans have spent more than 30 million hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One and so it’s natural that being able to purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One ranks as one of your top requests. With this update, you’ll be able to do so! Find and purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games the same way you would Xbox One titles and, once purchased, Xbox 360 Backward Compatible content will automatically download to your Xbox One and be ready to play!
A top voted-for feature on Xbox Feedback, Xbox One Preview members will be able to broadcast Party Chat when using the Twitch app. If you are broadcasting from your console and in a party, you can invite other people to include their chat audio in your broadcast. If a member of your party declines, they’ll still be able to chat in the party; they just won’t be heard in the broadcast. Additionally, as the party leader, you have the option to mute a party member’s chat audio, even if they opted-in. You can also include party members on Windows 10 PCs in your Twitch broadcast.
For more details on all the new features you can expect to enjoy investments Xbox Update Preview jump over to Major Nelson website via the link below.
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