In some way or another, all the hard-core gamers and entertainment lovers who purchased Microsoft’s Xbox One console last year knew that they were buying an imperfect device. That’s usually what happens with consumer electronics these days; we now buy video game consoles with the expectation that the companies who made them will continue to improve upon them long after we’ve fully paid for them.
The Xbox One is no different, and with Xbox head Phil Spencer now confirming that Microsoft has monthly updates planned through October, we hope that the console will improve in interesting ways before the holiday buying season arrives.
Here are 5 apps and upgrades that the Xbox One needs in the coming months. They’re not organized around importance, but each of them is essential to making the Xbox One a decent gaming and entertainment experience. A few of them are also key to making the Xbox One every bit as functional as Microsoft’s last video-game/entertainment console, The Xbox 360. Both are areas Microsoft needs to focus on if it ever hopes of surpassing Sony’s PS4 gaming console in terms of purchases or usage. or even define what the Xbox One offers that the competition doesn’t.