At Microsoft Build, the company announced its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Obviously, the Xbox division will also participate in the update as it will introduce various features such as a single, unified storefront across all Windows devices, including the Xbox One, as well as bringing Cortana to the console. All of this arrives at some point in the summer, but those in the Xbox One Preview Program will get a sneak peek at all of the new features as early as the end of May.
The announcement was made on Twitter by Mike Ybarra, Xbox’s director of program management. Aside from the informal announcement, Ybarra wrote that the Anniversary Update would also include “key gaming features,” but he was mum on additional details.
Although the preview date is set, there are more details to hash out between now and May. Ybarra said that the team is still figuring out how to roll out the preview version to users. On top of that, there are additional updates coming to Preview members before the Anniversary update.
It seems, then, that the Xbox team will have its hands full over the next few months. The last major update for the Xbox One was back in November with the New Xbox One Experience, which included, among other things, a new UI and backwards compatibility. It’s not clear yet as to how the Anniversary Update compares to last November’s additions, but we’re bound to find out more in the upcoming weeks.