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Xbox One March Update Hits Preview Members Today

by Kyle Hanson


Microsoft is releasing the Xbox One March Update today for preview members, giving them a peak at what is to come for the platform later on. As usual, Microsoft has taken feedback from fans and delivered some of the most requested features and changes for the Xbox One. This includes a big shift for Xbox One Backwards Compatible games, making them easier to grab on the console.

Purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One: “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!”

Other new features include allowing players to broadcast their Party Chat while streaming to Twitch. Party Chat will also be able to output to both your headset and the speakers, and the number of people allowed in a single Party Chat has been upped to 16.

You can also now customize the length that your Game DVR records clips, giving you options from 15 seconds up to 5 minutes. Achievement progress can now be tracked via the Xbox One guide, making it easier to figure out what Achievements you need to work on to grab that 100% completion.

The Xbox One isn’t the only thing to get updated, with the Xbox App on Windows 10 receiving changes as well. Check out the full patch notes to see everything that this latest update brings for Xbox One and other platforms.

Xbox Update Preview, March 1st 2016

- This article was updated on:February 27th, 2018

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