First Xbox One update of the year brings Game Hubs and much more


Microsoft has just detailed its first Xbox One update for 2015, and it's packed with a few more features than usual.

The headline act is the Game Gub, which gives every Xbox game its own little one-stop hub where you'll be able to view relevant content including in-game stats, leaderboards, video streams, and a list of which friends are playing at that very moment.

"It's a lot like your customised profile that represents you on Xbox Live; this is a customised profile that represents the game on Xbox Live," said Xbox's Major Nelson.

The introduction of transparent tiles will also be welcome for anyone using a custom background, while OneGuide will now show trending TV shows. Finally, Microsoft has expanded the database of compatible IR-blasting devices, meaning there'll be more set-top boxes and AV receivers that now work fluidly with the console.

For a full list of the new features, head over to Nelson's blog. Or just watch the video below.