A few people might come back from work today, say "Xbox On" and discover that absolutely nothing happens. They'll try again, and again, slowly realising that their new console simply isn't listening to their commands, before reacting accordingly.
However, there's no need to panic, because your console has just automatically downloaded a firmware update before powering down. They can do that in standby mode. As such, you'll need to switch it on manually then wait for it to apply - if you can remember how since Kinect really has spoiled us over this last few weeks.
So what's in the update? Find out after the break.
Microsoft is under some serious pressure to address some glaring omissions and flaws in the Xbox One's OS, such as the lack of a controller battery indicator and hard drive management. Neither of these concerns have been taken on board yet, however, resulting in an update that's mainly designed to get some basic housekeeping done.
The improved dashboard performance and wireless networking driver come as good news, while some other little fixes are bound to please a few users. I'd also be very surprised if Microsoft haven't quietly made it more difficult to unlock the console's dev kit functions. Here are official patch notes courtesy of Major Nelson:
- Addresses SmartGlass issues for some users when coming in and out of connected standby
- Addresses multiplayer issues for some users when re-joining games
- Addresses issues with inconsistent notifications for some users
- Addresses dashboard performance for some users
- Offers improvements for Xbox One’s TV, system update, and content update services for scaling over time
- Updated wireless networking driver to improve connectivity issues for some users
Okay then. Now fix the rest of it please!