Microsoft plans to continue rolling out monthly system updates for Xbox One throughout 2015 following a short break over the Christmas period, Xbox chief Phil Spencer has confirmed.

"We usually don't do big updates in December," Spencer said on the latest Major Nelson podcast. "It's usually at a time a bunch of people are going to be turning on consoles for the first time, playing new games for the first time. In fact, traditionally November/December's been a time that we've stayed away from.

"We've announced a November update. December I expect to be a time that we're just going to make sure people are turning on consoles and the games are playing well and everything's working great. That's job number one for us.

"As we roll into 2015 we definitely have a road map for monthly updates," he continued. "When they'll start up again we'll watch. We're kinda working through the schedules on those things now but it's a commitment that we have as a platform team that we'll continue monthly updates."

Microsoft has rolled out major updates and new features for Xbox One each month since the console's launch last November, introducing a new Friends tab, support for external storage and 3D Blu-ray playback amongst others.

This month's update is set to introduce custom backgrounds, a new What's On tab and enhanced profile customisation.