Microsoft release featureless Xbox 360 update
As related by Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb, today’s update contains no new features. However, it does “contain code to prepare for future growth of the service,” words that were helpfully linked to Microsoft’s announcement of the Xbox Live reimagining.
When the update to Microsoft’s lauded online platform goes live later this fall, it will contain a number of tweaks, both aesthetic and functional. Most noticeably, the iconic blade organization method will be swapped out for an all-new interface that the publisher hopes will be more interactive and intuitive for finding content. The update will also introduce a number of new features, including an avatar system, the ability to install games on the hard drive for shorter load times, and Netflix video-rental integration.