Get ready for some chaos, because you can now join a party chat on Xbox One of 12 people, meaning that you and eleven other friends will all be communicating at the same time.
- Before the update, Party Chat allowed only 8 people, now upgraded to 12
- The options has been demanded by users
- Other features have received an update, such as Game DVR, avatars, Home, and Guide
Though it may sound a bit of an odd move that it’s not likely to work too successfully, it has been in high demand. The 12-person Party Chat option for Xbox One has gained 2200 votes on Xbox Feedback. The people have spoken, and it seems that the company has indeed listened. It’s quite a rare thing to see, so that is impressive.
This has been suggested to be a good step forward for parties interested in participating with full match ups in games such as FIFA. Former limitations allowed only 8 people per party chat, while the game had a maximum of 11 possible players on the field.
The 12-person Party Chat feature will be automatically updated to all users, and will require no additional downloading. However, while it will be rolling out to everyone, those in the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE) Preview will also take advantage of a couple of new updates ahead of time.
Players will certainly get more party chat options, including the ‘Show text chat’ option that will allow more users to join in on the conversation. This could either be incredibly useful, or unimaginably chaotic if twelve people will be speaking at the same time. Then again, larger groups have managed good communication in gaming. Maybe.
The second improved feature is the Game DVR experience. Users will now be able to watch game clips and screenshot in full screen mode, along with a quicker and improved experience of recording. This will come as good news for those avidly involved in creating videos.
As the crowd has demanded it, Microsoft also provides its users with multiple new animated avatars. According to Xbox Feedback, many have requested more and more options, so new avatars are now available for those not in favor of using gamerpic.
The menu button on the controller has also been updated a little. Users can customize its functions by pinning an app or even a game to Home. With one press of a button, the can achieve one quick option.
The last update has made it possible for users to restart or turn off their consoles directly from the Guide, along with the already existing features.
The update will roll out on both Xbox One and the Xbox One App for Windows 10.
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