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Xbox One March system update rolling out: buy 360 games on Xbox One, more

The latest system update, which was released in preview earlier this month, will start rolling out on Xbox One and the Xbox app today.


Along with the features outlined on March 1, a few additions and updates have been added and are posted below.

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller improved thumbstick precision with firmware update

Based on feedback, Microsoft has created a new method to calculate the position of the controller's thumbsticks consistently, enabling thumbstick response more in line with what players expect. With the latest firmware update, users can expect increased accuracy of the thumbsticks on the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller for even greater control.

Xbox Accessories app

The Xbox Accessories app on Windows 10 now includes a page displaying the current firmware version, battery status, and other details about the controller. This detailed information about the controller is already available on the app on Xbox One.

Include Party Chat in Twitch broadcasts

A top voted-for feature on Xbox Feedback and released in Preview, allows users to broadcast Party Chat when using the Twitch app. Users can invite other people to include their chat audio in the broadcast by enabling “Broadcast party chat” in the Twitch app settings. If a member of the party declines, they’ll still be able to chat in the party but not heard in the broadcast. Party leaders can also mute chat member’s audio, even if opted-in.

More details on the updates posted above can be found on Major Nelson's blog.

As noted in the previous report, the Xbox App update also includes 16-person Party Chat, Xbox 360 Achievements in Xbox One and Xbox app Activity Feeds, the ability to follow web links and YouTube videos from Game Hubs and compare user Avatar with others.

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