Xbox One April Update Preview

Microsoft has started sending out messages to Xbox One owners informing them that they will be rolling out a preview for the upcoming April System update, according to GamePur. MP1st adds that this preview update will be slightly longer than the one we saw for the March update.

Among the many new changes, the update will bring back the friends notifications that ex chief product officer Marc Whitten, who left Microsoft this morning, promised long back.

Here's What Xbox One Users Should Expect From the April Update:

"Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.

Friends Improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This actually was one of the most frequently requested features from the first preview wave and we made it a priority to include it in the April update.

Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list. It will also add the ability to view friends' most popular apps.

Blu-ray 50 Hz Video Output Support for content recorded at 50 Hz will resolve video playback issues some Xbox Live members in Europe are experiencing.

Kinect Voice and Motion Improvements will continue to fine tune the quality and reliability of Xbox One commands.

Improved GameDVR Video Quality through compression algorithm improvements.

Updates to Xbox One Device Management to address issues controlling TVs, set top boxes, and receivers that our customers have reported.

New Audio Settings to tune how much volume is lowered when Kinect is used in communications.

Players have registered appreciation for Microsoft's healthy practice of issuing monthly updates for their next-gen console, the Xbox One. What do you think about the change log mentioned above? Let us know in the comments below.