The first list allegedly detailing the feature set of the Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update has landed on Xbox Forums
, and promises some wonderful possibilities. None more so than Xvid codec support. But opening up the console's media player to this popular video format would almost certainly take away from the blossoming success of Video Marketplace
; an apparent contradiction that makes this rumored feature list both suspect and deliciously compelling.
Also included in the supposed leak are plans for a new XBLA
support, integrated clan functionality, a PIP setting, and improved slideshow effects. But it's not all good, as the list also anticipates the emergence of Flash-based advergames -- yuck!
If it's true, let's hope the following Spring Update includes a pop-up blocker.