Xbox has ‘really exciting’ platform updates on the way
The Xbox Series X and S are still just a few months old, but Microsoft says it’s already looking towards adding even more functionality to the consoles via system software updates.
That’s the message of a new interview with Xbox director of program management Jason Ronald on the Major Nelson podcast, hosted by Larry Hryb.
“As a team, we’re just really excited by this initial response from fans all around the world. At launch, we say it all the time internally, this is really just the beginning. We’ve got a lot of really exciting things that are coming down the pipeline over the coming months and over the coming years,” Ronald told Hryb.
That’s a bit abstract, as far as teases go, but Ronald did mention a few specific features the team is working on improving. These include the Quick Resume feature, which will expand to support more games and offer users more context on how it works.
Much of this work, Ronald says, is being driven by feedback from players. Along those lines, he promised improvements to the Game DVR and broadcasting features on the console, and the addition of Achievements to the Xbox mobile app. Finally, he confirmed that the team is hard at work resolving spontaneous controller disconnects.
While many of these improvements revolve around features exclusive to the two new consoles—like Quick Resume—Ronald and Hryb noted that some of these updates will also lead to improvements on the Xbox One, as well.
You can watch the full interview with Ronald in the embed below. It should start at the correct time, but if not, skip ahead to the 33:40 mark.
You can expect to learn even more about these updates in the coming months. Hryb closed out the interview by saying he’ll have Ronald on again “sooner rather than later.”