A system update for Xbox One will add a handful of new features, including support for external hard drives and the option to display Xbox Live friends’ real names, to the console this June
The June system update will allow Xbox One owners to connect a hard drive (256 GB or larger) via USB 3.0 and store games, add-ons and apps on it. Xbox One owners will be able to copy full games and associated downloadable content to an external drive, then play that content on another console. Users will have to verify ownership of the content by signing in to their Xbox Live account or by having a disc in the system’s optical drive. Microsoft says external hard drive support for Xbox One is a “great way” to bring your content to a friend’s house and get started playing right away. Of course, you’ll still need sign into Xbox Live if you purchased the content digitally or insert a disc to verify that you bought the game. But the major benefit is that you won’t need to re-download your game or DLC if you want to play at a friend’s house.
I believe out of all the features announced the Xbox One external storage will be the most important. IMO I think this update will make a lot people happy considering current Xbox One consoles only have 500GB . Can’t wait for June! Also many more features will be added to SMARTGLASS and the buddylist!
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