Leaked Xbox LIVE Update Information

Leaked Xbox LIVE Update Information


Consider what you’re about to read to be entirely unsubstantiated. Nevertheless, Kotaku got their hands on a leaked list of future updates for Xbox LIVE. Greater communication options, dashboard customization, and motion control calibration make the extensive list quite interesting indeed!

Here’s a look at the complete list of the rumored options covering General, Games, and Media fixes:


• Option to delay sign-in to Xbox LIVE upon booting console (to allow user to set Online Status).

• Option to promote Child Account from Family Settings.

• Disallow Child Accounts (over 18) to override Family Settings by launching Privacy Settings through a title.

• Option in Family Settings for Child Accounts to enable child-oriented/non-mature advertisements.

• Introduce a group chat (4) for Private Chat and conferences through Video Chat.

• Support to indicate media being watched to gamercard status (video content from Marketplace only).

• Extend height for Bio field in Personal Profile, easier navigation through text.

• More fields present in Personal Profile – recent achievements, interests, games, movies, links, custom section.

• Compact Personal Profile for new fields (navigating to field will open it up).

• Mandatory option to delete duplicate titles from gamercard (excludes Games for Windows – LIVE). User disconnected from Xbox LIVE when booting any title until action complete.

• Option to remove payment information from gamertag.

• New payment methods for international users.

• Download History on Account Management better organized – games, genre, type, download date, miscellaneous.

• Long descriptions of items on Marketplace can be scrolled using right stick.

• Better organization of free content on Marketplace.

• Option to ‘ping’ when testing connection.

• Allow re-connection to Xbox LIVE if Ethernet cable is re-inserted whilst powered on.

• New strip colors available to developers, staff gamercards.

• New corner icon available to ambassadors.

• Re-introduce Messages button for Inside Xbox updates only.

• Option to store up to 10 messages permanently on server (excludes invites, status messages).

• Increase character limit for text messages between friends only.

• Option to disable invites from non-friends or all players.

• Option to disable invites from titles not on gamercard (excludes demos).

• Option to have smaller items moved up in Active Downloads.

• Automatically re-connect to Xbox LIVE if disconnected unexpectedly (set intervals).

• Option to download gamer picture (if available) from a gamercard being viewed.

• Display random tips to replace static text on Xbox LIVE and Games blades.

• New button on Marketplace for optional dashboard features – uses Storage Device memory.

• Option to donate Microsoft Points to anybody with a Windows Live ID.

• Option to purchase Membership for charities (includes benefits).

• Integrate file-sharing for selected titles on Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows – LIVE.

• Disable notifications to friends of user repeatedly signing into service (set period).

• Option to see ‘snippet’ of text message in notification.

• Windows Live Mail integration – includes support for Xbox LIVE Vision.

• Web feeds integration – text, images, audio. Includes support for specific item codes on Marketplace.

• Option to display gamer picture or standard picture as display picture in Windows Live Messenger.

• Support for headset, Xbox LIVE Vision in Windows Live Messenger.

• Support for limited ‘winks’ that display on dashboard interface. Option to disable ‘winks’ and ‘nudges’ added.

• Notifications separate from Windows Live Messenger to Xbox 360 notifications.

• Disable multiple languages from being used in any Xbox LIVE editable fields.


• Option to delete titles from gamercard with 0 gamerscore and 0 achievements (excludes some titles that will be re-added to launch another title).

• Organize My Games at the Games Library section better (includes disc-based titles) – sort by genre, platform (Games for Windows – LIVE), percentage completion.

• Support to display friends leaderboards for disc-based titles.

• Show dates of an achievement unlocked when comparing.

• Preload Games Library upon dashboard bootup for faster access.

• Game updates now shown as items in Memory, increased amount of updates on Storage Device.

• Option to delete game updates, removed ‘cheat code’ as no longer needed.

• Support for more titles to display banner when accessing guide in-game.

• Option to re-introduce awarded gamer pictures from titles that do not have their own re-introduce feature (requires saved game).

• Disable gamer pictures from being awarded from trials.

• Support for titles to store installation data on Storage Device for faster loading.

• Synchronization to achievements offline/online that were deleted and then re-added from developers.


• Option to hold LT and RT for rewinding/fast-forwarding video content.

• Option to delete individual music tracks from storage device.

• Option to rip music CD at different quality.

• Copy non-protected files (pictures, music, videos) from USB storage devices, CDs and computers to proprietary storage devices.

• Support for menu, top-menu features on video content downloaded from Marketplace.

• Section added for audio delivered through feeds (podcasts). Option to stream, download to Storage Device.

• Support added for video titles/description to gamercard status.


• Option to navigate quickly out of several menus back to respective blade home (applies to Games, Media, System).

• New blade trim styles added.

• Introduce expanded Inside Xbox as a portal to news, weather, entertainment, help and community features.

• New sounds for various functions (notifications, blades, navigation).

• Calibration options for display/sound.

• Calibration options for motion sensor devices.

• New effects for Xbox LIVE Vision and dashboard background.

• Disable changing of Theme when on Memory to prevent ‘hanging’.

• Preload recent, limited items upon dashboard bootup on Memory.

• Faster loading of Themes section on guide.

• Option to see what items will not work offline due to DRM license changing from Memory.

• Option to automatically associate new DRM to items downloaded for free.

• Indicate ‘charging’ status on guide when Play & Charge kit is connected.

• Option to change text colors on guide to better contrast some backgrounds.

• Language improvements.

• Word censor updated for fields.

• Privacy Settings/Family Settings updated for new features.

• Voice, picture messages can be read at Xbox.com (Gold accounts).

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