Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

The Xbox One July Update Is Out

Xbox One rolls out FastStart feature to speed up downloads Xbox One's fast-loading feature rolls out today
Sherri Watson | 07 July, 2018, 21:02

This includes such features as FastStart for games (SOME games, not all), Games and Apps grouping, Search Option feature additions, Mixer Share Controller improvements, and console broadcasting and stability improvements. All players have to do is simply click download on selected titles, with the system doing the rest, so it seems like FastStart will be fairly easy to use.

FastStart works by applying machine learning to identify which parts of the game are required for full-fledged gameplay. The survival-centric multiplayer game has gone free-to-play on Xbox One, much like the current Steam Early Access version. Instead of waiting for the entire game to download, FastStart allows you to start playing the game as soon as possible by prioritzing the download of files and assets that are needed to begin playing. It's that simple. What's more, it's now enabled for select English language titles in our Xbox Game Pass catalog, and will expand to more games in more languages over time.

If you'd like to search for content of any sort, press the Y button in the dashboard. You can group together whatever you'd like, assign custom names, reorganize your groups, and assign them to Home.

What's essentially FOLDERS have been added to the Xbox One universe. Multi-touch was added, so multiple controls can be used at the same time. Each channel also now features leaderboards, showing who contributed the most. Since entering Xbox Game Preview, Darwin Project has also gained a Duo mode, private matches, a Glider tool, skill-based matchmaking, five new Show Director powers, and support for eight different languages. This is what differentiates it from the existing Ready to Start feature - that allowed players to launch games before they were fully downloaded, but required developers to manually section off required data.