Microsoft announced a fresh set of features for the Xbox One, available only to those enrolled in its Xbox One Preview program. It looks like they’re mostly focused on social features for now, but that could change from month to month.
Here are some of the more notable changes:
• See who’s in a Party: You’ll now be able to see who’s in a Party before joining. When you view the profile of a friend who is in a Party in the guide, you’ll be able to see who else they’re playing with.
• Gamerscore Leaderboard: In Xbox One Preview, go to the Achievements section of your profile by clicking ‘View Achievements’ through the sign-in tab of the guide to check out the revived Gamerscore Leaderboard. Through the Gamerscore Leaderboard, see where you stand relative to your friends by comparing total gamerscore, as well as biggest gains over a rolling 30-day period.
• Joinable Twitch Broadcasts: This will make it easier to watch friends’ game broadcasts. In Preview, Game Hubs as well as the game tile will allow you to launch Twitch.tv broadcasts if friends are broadcasting.
There are also several less significant changes that users might welcome-the ability to hide games from the ‘ready-to-install’ list, for example. You can see the full list of features in a blog post.