Microsoft has announced that it will be pushing two big updates to its Xbox platform, one for the Xbox One itself and the other for Xbox app on Windows 10. The first of the two, which will begin rolling out to Xbox Preview members later this week, will see Cortana come to the Xbox One for the first time. The Xbox One’s Game Collection will also receive an update, making it easier than ever to find the game that you want to play when you want to play it.

Additional features will also come in the shape of the Facebook Friend Finder, while improved screenshot sharing is also on the cards for those who like to share high scores and the like.

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Making the jump over to the PC, users of the Windows 10 Xbox app will also receive some additional functionality, with the ability to edit and then share Game DVR clips perhaps the most noteworthy. Users will also be able to record video in a ‘Very High’ quality setting, which is capable of saving clips in the 60fps format that gamers love so much. Both videos and screenshots will be able to be sent to Twitter as part of the update, giving gamers a new way to impress their friends with their exploits.

As part of the updates, the Windows and Xbox stores will be united and streamlined, with additional channels added for your browsing pleasure.

Microsoft is said to be working on an updated version of the Xbox One’s hardware for release next year, but it’s clear that the company isn’t going to sit on its hands until then.

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Both the existing Xbox One firmware and the Windows 10 Xbox app are set to receive significant updates long before any new hardware is released, and that’s an important message for owners of current hardware – you’re still very much current.

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