Yes you did read the title correctly, the Xbox One Preview Update for April will be rolling out in two parts, the first of which has began to roll out today, with the second part due to follow next week.
Xbox Live's Major Nelson has detailed the first part of the April update on his blog, the full details of which you can see below. In part One of the Two part update, there are some improvements to the Xbox One Party Chat. The Game Hub has had some attention along with more detailed Achievement notifications:
- Party chat improvements â€“ Party chat is being improved with troubleshooting guidance for Xbox One owners. The Party App will help you get your microphone enabled and show you when privacy settings or networking issues are blocking communication with particular party members.
- Game hub links â€“ Members can more easily discover game hub content from activity feed items. Youâ€™ll see activity feed items when any of your friends follow a game, and youâ€™ll also be able to get back to a gameâ€™s hub from activity feed posts related to the game â€“ including feed items about the gameâ€™s achievements, game clips and screenshots. Finally, weâ€™ve added a link to game hubs from the gameâ€™s page in the achievements app.
It has not been revealed or teased what we can expect to see in the second part of April's Preview Update, however we will keep you updated as soon as we get a hint at whats to come.
- Achievement notifications â€“ With this preview release, youâ€™ll also see the achievementâ€™s description in the notification so you know what you did to earn this achievement without having to open the achievements app. If you do choose to open up the notification to see the achievement details, weâ€™ve also made some performance improvements to make loading the achievements app from a notification faster.
What would you like to see in a future Xbox One or Xbox 360 update? Let us know in the comments below.