Xbox One July update lets you start playing games faster

Xbox One rolls out FastStart feature to speed up downloads

Xbox One's fast-loading feature rolls out today

That means anyone can download the game and jump into its Battle Royale-style action without paying a cent!

Microsoft's Major Nelson today has announced that the July Xbox Update is now rolling out to users across the world. To try it out, find a FastStart-enabled title in the catalog and press "Download".

According to Xbox, the point of FastStart is to give you the information you need to get to the game immediately, and not get stuck on the main menu while you wait for the download to finish.

Anyone who has already purchased Darwin Project via Xbox Game Preview will be gifted a Founder's Pack, which features in-game cosmetic items including two legendary sets that each contain a shirt, pants, armour, helmet and boots ensemble, three legendary axes, three legendary bows, a jumpsuit collection and 10 fan gifts.

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Players can also now create groups for their Xbox One games and apps. You can group together whatever you'd like, assign custom names, reorganize your groups, and assign them to Home.

The July Xbox Update also makes it easier to use Share Controller on the web. Hitting Y while on the Dashboard will immediately bring up the search dialog.

Meanwhile, the integration of stream-based gameplay - in which Twitch participants can activate certain environmental hazards and events during matches - is a novelty that's yet to show its true potential, but hopefully this transition to Xbox One can start to fix that complaint. "Second, we've added multi-touch support for touch-enabled devices". When you switch to this mode, game audio is muted automatically. This is what differentiates it from the existing Ready to Start feature - that allowed players to launch games before they were fully downloaded, but required developers to manually section off required data.

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