The new system update for the Xbox 360 could best be thought of as an opening act: While not particularly exciting on its own, it is getting you ready to rock. According to Xbox spokesman Major Nelson
, the only thing that the update is doing is preparing systems for wireless guitar controllers (the kind used by Rock Band
and Guitar Hero III
), saying the regular update that adds features is still coming later this year.
For some (at least one of Team Joystiq included) the update has also had the interesting side effect of turning off your system's ability to sense that there's a disc in the tray, at least until you open and close it. It doesn't appear to be a huge problem, we just didn't want you to panic.