Xbox One preview members are testing out a major software update for the console these days which brings the Windows 10-powered dashboard to the Xbox One. The software update brings many new features with Cortana integration being one of the biggest features but it turns out that the Xbox One Cortana release isn’t actually going to take place until 2016.
Microsoft has started to build hype for Cortana integration on Xbox One, it has published several videos online which show Cortana in action on the Xbox One.
In a post on his blog Microsoft’s Larry Hryb, a.k.a Major Nelson, writes that the company’s plan is to add Cortana to the Xbox One preview program later this year, adding “From there, we’ll ensure that the experience is tuned for gamers before we officially launch Cortana in 2016.”
Major Nelson doesn’t say why there has been a delay in Cortana integration for the console, Microsoft didn’t say that Xbox One owners will have to wait until 2016 for the virtual private assistant when it first showed off the feature in June this year.
This doesn’t stop the Xbox One preview program from steaming ahead though, the new dashboard is going to be rolled out to more Xbox One preview members over this weekend. The company is also going to enable notifications for Xbox Live members interacting with posts through likes, comments or shares and even for when an Xbox Live member is added as a friend by another member.