New Xbox One Preview Update is Up; Feedback Notifications, DX Graphics, Part Chat,

A new Xbox One Preview Update has gone live in the preview program; it brings in a new Feedback Notifications feature and fixes DirectX and Party Chat bugs.

A new Xbox One Preview Update has gone live on the preview program which means there are going to be some more changes to the console in the coming days.

This update also adds a new feature relating to feedback collection other than some fixes.

The operating system version has gone live on the preview program yesterday i.e. March 14 at 6PM PST according to the OS details:

  • OS version released: th2_xb_rel_1603.160311-1900
  • Available: 6:00PM PST 3/14 (1:00AM GMT 15/3)

Moving on, there are two notable fixes that have been made with the new Xbox One Preview Update, including a graphics related fix that attends to some DirectX issues and one relating to the Party Chat features.

  • Party Chat: Fixed an issue which caused navigating the party menu in the Guide to not correctly update the party state.
  • Graphics: Additional fixes for graphics and DirectX.

More importantly there is a new feature that is being tested by Microsoft right now namely Feedback Notifications. In this, Microsoft is starting to ask the users to rate different features so that feedback can be collected.

In all honesty, this is going to help them carve out the best possible experiences too because they will be based on direct feedback from the users.

Xbox One Preview Update – Feedback Notifications:

You’ll now periodically receive notifications asking you to rate certain experiences on Xbox One. These notifications, when acted upon, will launch a new lightweight app where you can supply a rating and optionally input text to further explain your score.

Too busy to give feedback when you get the notification? No problem! Just ignore the toast and you can access it under Notifications in the Guide when you’re ready. You’ll also find a new Setting for this feature under Preferences.

Did you expect the new Xbox One Preview Update to do something else as well? Let us know in the comments below.

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