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Next up at the Xbox showcase we’re looking at whats coming next for Xbox Live.

Mike Ybarra arrives to elucidate on Xbox Live’s growth. Xbox Live will be bringing more servers online in order to provide a faster, more reliable networks for gamers around the world. After stroking the ego of the Xbox Gamers worldwide, Ybarra announced a series of new features for the platform;

Background Music – My music is better than their music, now I can prove it. Gamers will now be able to queue up their own music to play over game audio when they’re gaming on Xbox Live.

Language Region Independence – This will allow users to choose their language independent of their specific region in the world, meaning gamers are not limited by their current geography.

Cross-Play – A long desired feature, many games are beginning to allow Xbox Gamers to go head to head with PC in cross-platform play using Xbox Live

Cortana – Microsoft’s AI assistant answer to Siri will be coming to Xbox Live in the biggest no-brainer move in history given her namesake.

Xbox Clubs – Players can now create their own communities to socialize and gather more effectively on Xbox, in similar fashion to PlayStation’s Communities feature.

Looking for Group – As anyone who ever played late-life WoW will tell you, who needs real friends? Xbox is bringing the ability to search for other players to group up when playing multiplayer online. 

Arena on Xbox Live – A new Tournament platform for eSports on Xbox Live. This will bring the gamers the opportunity to sign up for tournaments in games like Smite, H1Z1, FIFA and a suite of EA titles

While it was not announced when these features will be implemented, we will keep you posted on any updates and bring you the information as soon as we have it!

Find more of our E3 coverage at out E3 2016 Coverage Hub!


Wyatt Hnatiw

Staff Writer

Wyatt Hnatiw is a lifelong gamer with a borderline inappropriate love of BioWare RPGs and Bioshock. Maybe he just loves the prefix Bio...