Xbox November replace brings faster controller swaps, decrease latency and accessibility tags

Microsoft is rolling out a brand new November replace for Xbox consoles that may make it rather a lot simpler to swap your controller between the console and a PC or laptop computer. As an alternative of trawling by menus to vary connections, the replace helps you to swap between already related units by merely double tapping the controller’s pairing button.

The function has been obtainable on trendy Xbox Collection X/S controllers since its launch final yr, however the brand new firmware replace brings this selection to Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth help and the Xbox Elite 2 controller. Nonetheless, you will solely have the ability to use it to shortly swap between a Bluetooth machine and an Xbox console, not two Xbox consoles.

The brand new firmware replace additionally provides Dynamic Latency Enter (DLI) to older Xbox One controllers, which reduces enter latency on controllers related to Xbox Collection X/S consoles to make gameplay extra responsive.

Together with the controller modifications, Microsoft can also be bettering the audio output settings on all Xbox consoles. New audio choices embody the flexibility to mute speaker audio when the headset is connected, helpful in case you’re enjoying at evening and do not wish to disturb members of the family or neighbors.

New Xbox audio choices.
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New shade filters for the Xbox Collection X/S console are additionally a part of this replace, which is able to assist gamers with shade blindness or shade imaginative and prescient impairment. Microsoft is permitting sport builders to tag their titles with 20 accessibility options, which is able to make it a lot simpler for folks with disabilities to seek out out which video games help these visible, audio, and enter tweaks. There are over 325 video games supported proper now, and filtering choices will probably be obtainable within the coming months.

This newest dashboard replace additionally contains Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) integration, which permits older Xbox One consoles to play Xbox Collection X video games. The function requires a Sport Go Final subscription and will probably be obtainable in 25 areas, and a subset of Xbox homeowners can begin making an attempt it out with the November Replace.

Microsoft’s new November Xbox replace is at the moment obtainable for all Xbox One and Xbox Collection X/S consoles.

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