The Xbox One on display at a Best Buy store in Evanston, Ill.
(Photo: Nam Y. Huh, AP)
(USATODAY.com) - With one update slated to release this week, Microsoft has released details on how it will upgrade the multiplayer and party features for its Xbox One video game console.
The March update will include an easier way for Xbox One owners to view their friends' list and an expansion of Party Chat so players can chat with friends while enjoying different games.
Other features include the option to view a list of Recent Players and the addition of an "Invite Friends to Game" option.
The first update for Microsoft's latest console -- launched in November -- is expected to arrive this week. It will add a battery power indicator for controllers and the ability to manage storage space, among other features.
Microsoft is also beefing up support for audio headsets. The company will release an adapter that allows users to plug their stereo headset into the controller. Microsoft will release its own stereo headset for $80 in March.