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Xbox 360 Possibly Getting "Spring Update" Next Week

Posted by: , 21:10 AEST, Fri May 13, 2011

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The Xbox 360 is getting a major update next week according to leaked documents, but the update won't have many noticeable new features, other than PayPal support

Leaked presentation slides reveal that the Xbox 360 is about to get its next major update on May 19, dubbed the "Spring Update". The Xbox 360 dashboard often gets a major update around this time of the year, hence the term "Spring Update", but this latest update may not add as much as gamers will hope for.

The major feature in this update, and the only "user facing" new feature, appears to be PayPal supported, tentatively linked to Microsoft's recent purchase of Skype (both Skype and PayPal used to be owned by eBay). Gamers will be able to use PayPal to pay for all their gaming services in the future.

The update will also make the 360 support the latest version of the Xbox Game Disc Format, which will allow developers access up to 1GB of extra storage for games on the existing dual-layer DVDs used by the 360.

Not included in the update is Avatar Kinect, which is launching separately on May 27. Microsoft also recently launched Hulu Plus for the Xbox 360, and before that, Netflix Kinect support.


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