Xbox One Multiplayer-Centric Update Rolling Out Now

Microsoft has confirmed that it is now rolling out the March update for Xbox One, which improves the online experience in a number of ways. 

Here's a brief overview of what's being added/improved:

  • Get to your friends list faster. 
  • Party chat on by default. 
  • Chat with friends playing different games. 
  • “Invite friends to game” option available in your multiplayer titles. 
  • See a list of “Recent Players.” 
  • Twitch live streaming support. 
  • Dolby Digital sound. 
  • We will now support 50Hz output to Xbox One. 
  • Volume up/down adjustments. 
  • New ways to stay connected with SmartGlass. 
  • Support for new Xbox One accessories. 
  • Browser improvements. 
  • IR blasting of power and volume to TVs/AVRs
  • Easy sound bar setup. 
  • General improvements. 

For specific details on each of these changes, check out Microsoft's full rundown on Xbox Wire.

This update is launching just ahead of Titanfall, paving the way from Respawn Entertainment's highly anticipated shooter.