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Microsoft Details full Xbox One July update information

Microsoft seem to be doing a good job of consistently updating the Xbox One console since its launch, and following what was a pretty big update for the console in June, MS have now shed some light on what the incoming July update will be bringing to the has revealed the contents of next month’s Xbox One update.

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Microsoft announced the incoming changes after what must have been a big week for the company at E3 2014, and top of the new changes for the console is the new Snap Mode for which will enables users to keep track of their Achievements without leaving a game and also receive tips about how to unlock them.

The update will feature:

  • Snap Mode for Achievements. As we showed at our E3 Green Carpet event before the show, we’re offering an easier way to track and view your achievements in the moment. With Achievement Snap, you can track your achievement progress in real time without ever leaving the game. You can also ‘Get Help’ on any Achievements you’re struggling with. Xbox will scan the web for you and deliver relevant tips and strategy content right to your TV.
  • Double-tap to Snap.  Double-tap the Xbox button on your controller to bring up Snap Center, where you can launch Achievements or any other snap-able app, without leaving your game. Already have an app snapped? Double-tap quickly switches between your game and the snapped app.
  • Choice of Spoken Language. Folks in New Zealand, Ireland and Austria, with this update in July, will be able to select voice control using the English or German voice models from other countries.  And if you’re an expat in an English-speaking country, you, too, can choose any of the other English language models that fit you. 
  • Future Digital Bundles and Compilation Discs. We’re doing some work now so that publishers will have options for great digital bundle and disc compilation offerings in the future. As we test this feature, we’ll be seeing more flexible combinations of game titles and game content.
  • ‘Like’ Game DVR clips. We’re adding the ability to ‘Like’ all your favorite Game DVR clips as well as activity feed items in SmartGlass.

Microsoft are also touting their new Xbox Feedback system where they say opur “feedback continues to be amazing”. And as of the 13th July, more than 65,000 fans have suggested more than 4,300 ideas and contributed over 181,000 votes.

A release date for the Xbox One July update is yet to be announced, but seeing as the June update landined within the 1st 2 weeks of June, we could expect the next update in only a few weeks.