Xbox One News

Xbox One users to expect a 15-20 minute download on day one

Not as bad as the Wii U but still a tad irritating

Microsoft has told gamers that they can expect a 15-20 minute wait to user their new console due to a day one patch.

Chief platform architect Marc Whitten explained that the day one patch will further optimise the Xbox One to be as fast as possible.

He stated, “We are optimising Xbox One so that the day one update is as fast as possible. While we’re still finalising the details, we expect that the download will take between 15 and 20 minutes for most users.” Xbox One users to expect a 15-20 minute download on day one

He also revealed that developers will now be able to make patching optional so players can still play even online with an older version of a game if they're worried about a new patch having a negative effect on their game.

“Content providers will have the ability to push two types of content updates with Xbox One,” Whitten added, “ones that are immediately mandatory like in Xbox 360 and ones that are optional. If you opt to not take an optional update, you can continue to play online and do the update at a later time.”

This seems like a rather good idea in the wake of the GTA Online launch.

Thanks IGN.

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