Xbox E3 2016 Announcements

Microsoft held its Xbox E3 press conference on June 13th, sharing exciting news about the future of Xbox. Check out to read all of the details!

Everyone at TEAM XBOX puts a lot of effort into delivering the games and features you’ve requested and voted for. Thanks to all of your suggestions, TEAM XBOX has 12 more ideas (with a total of 39,773 votes) lined up for future releases. We’ve now marked these ideas as “In Progress” along with the ideas that were included with the Xbox One Summer Update released to Xbox Preview participants last week.

Xbox One Features

Mike Ybarra took the stage to announce some highly anticipated features in the works for Xbox fans.
  • Background Music
    • Background Music is coming to Xbox One! Soon you will be able to play music while gaming without having to have an app snapped.
  • No more region lock
    • Your Xbox console's region will no longer force you to use the language most identified with that region! You'll be able to choose English or any other supported language for your console experience regardless of your console's region. This is available for Xbox Preview participants to test in the Xbox One Summer Update and you can read more here.
  • Clubs
    • Clubs let you and your friends plan, coordinate, and dominate the world-class online multiplayer on Xbox Live.
  • Cross Buy X1 & Win10

The Xbox One S

The Xbox One S takes everything about the Xbox One experience and puts it in a lighter, leaner console.
  • Slim Version Xbox
  • 4K Blu-ray
    • The Xbox One S will support the 4K Blu-ray standard, as well as HDR color!
  • UHD/4K
    • The Xbox One S will be able to play videos from apps like Netflix in full 4K resolution, as well as upscale your console experience to 4K UHD.

Accessory Announcements

The Xbox Design Lab lets you customize your controller with both colors and engraving!  Go to to personalize your own controller today.
  • Customizable controllers
    • You can now choose a variety of colors in over 8 million configurations.
  • Engrave Gamertag
    • The Xbox Design Lab allows you to enter a gamertag or any short phrase as part of the customization process.


Lots of games were announced at E3. One of the titles you’ve recently requested will be coming soon to Xbox One.

The Xbox App on iOS and Android

On iOS and Android devices, Xbox SmartGlass is now the Xbox app! The updates bring a fresh look along with new features we’re excited about.

The Clubs & LFG Forum Is Live!

Our newest Feature Area forum, Clubs & LFG, is now live! We've added a bunch of ideas that you can now vote on both in the Feature Area forum and in the Clubs & LFG category of theNew Ideas forum!

Go to the new Clubs & LFG forum and vote for your favorite ideas!

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