360 Autumn Update detailed in full

As well as the

previously touted

retro download offering Xbox Originals that will arrive alongside Microsoft’s Autumn Xbox 360 Dashboard Update tomorrow, the platform holder has now outlined a near complete line-up of new features that will be available to console owners from tomorrow.

The biggest announcement is the arrival of cut-price game downloads, which will be dubbed Xbox Live Arcade Hits. Similar to its retail-based Classics offerings, these will be permanently cut-price titles all living under a unified moniker. The service will kick off with reductions to Lumines Live, Marble Blast Ultra, Bankshot Billiards 2, Small Arms and Zuma.

Also new will be Inside Xbox, an Xbox-related news feed service similar to that recently introduced by Sony on the PS3.

Alongside the recently announced Friends List updates, the Autumn Update will also add a number of social networking related features, such as the ability for gamers to personalise their gamer profiles with additional info.

There will also be upgrades to the machine’s parental controls, video access and navigation. The update will go live tomorrow.

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