Microsoft Teases "BIG" E3 Announcements for Xbox One System Software; New Patch Launched in Preview

Microsoft announced the features of the June update of the Xbox One system software for preview members yesterday, but the first patch is somewhat smaller, as indicated by the full patch notes released in the private preview forums.

As mentioned in the preview forums, if you didn’t receive it yet, you shouldn’t worry, because it will be delivered in two waves, and you might be in the second.

Below you can see the patch notes of today’s update:


OS version released: xb_rel_1506.150518-2200
Available: 6:00PM PT 5/21 (2AM GMT 22/5) 


  • Small tweaks to the Party app to help us understand issues reported by the community.


  • Please report any issues you discover via the Report a problem feature or in the forums!

The overview of this month’s update might have seen a little light to some, but Program Manager Emily Hanson mentioned something interesting in the private preview forums, teasing something “big” coming at E3.

If this month feels a little light, don’t worry – we are working on some planned *BIG* E3 announcements. In the meantime, we will be continuing to preview the items previously released to continue to get feedback and work towards making them available to everyone, so keep that feedback coming!

If you’re wondering what the “*BIG*” announcements (with asterisks and in all-caps, nonetheless) might be, your guess is as good as mine. E3 is only a few weeks away, so we don’t have too long to wait.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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