Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Brings Preview Program To Xbox 360

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has lined up a number of changes and improvements this year for its older gaming console Xbox 360. To kick off the string of changes promised in 2015, the company said it plans to give Xbox 360 users Preview Program same as Xbox One. Microsoft will initially test the Preview Program for Xbox 360 among a select group of users before its mass rollout.

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The launch of the Preview Program will give Xbox 360 users the ability to have an advance look at the coming system updates. The addition of the Preview Program comes to the older console more than nine years after it was launched. The coming of the Preview Program is certainly a great new year surprise for Xbox 360 users who have been forgotten as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) concentrated on catering for the Xbox One segment.

According to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Larry Hryb, the preview feature for Xbox 360 will be same as that of Xbox One. Hryb further revealed that the update for Xbox 360 will include improving troubleshooting ability for common connectivity issues. The ability to test the Upload and Download speeds will also be added.

Enrolling for the test program

Invitees to the Xbox 360 preview test will receive a special Xbox Live notification from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Those who receive the special message will activate the enrollment by accessing the Setting menu of Xbox 360 and then select Account Management in the Account category. Once that is done, an option for Xbox 360 Preview Registration will show in the list of memberships. When the enrollment process is complete, Microsoft will send another message notification informing about the official start of the test program.

Wooing console buyers

The Xbox 360 update is coming at a time when Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been trying to woo console buyers with price and package cuts. The company recently trimmed the annual subscription price of Xbox Live Gold package to $40, down from $60.



Erica is a graduate of New York University's school of Journalism. She joined US Markets Daily as a general assignment reporter in January of 2008.