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 quite a bit simpler to swap your controller between the console and a PC or laptop computer. As a substitute of trawling by means of menus to vary connections, the replace enables you to change between already linked units by merely double tapping the controller’s pairing button.

The characteristic has been accessible on trendy Xbox Sequence X/S controllers since its launch final 12 months, however the brand new firmware replace brings this selection to Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth help and the Xbox Elite 2 controller. Nevertheless, you may solely be capable to use it to rapidly change between a Bluetooth system 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 linked to Xbox Sequence X/S consoles to make gameplay extra responsive.

Together with the controller modifications, Microsoft can be bettering the audio output settings on all Xbox consoles. New audio choices embrace the power to mute speaker audio when the headset is hooked up, helpful when you’re taking part in at evening and do not need to disturb relations or neighbors.

New Xbox audio choices.
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New coloration filters for the Xbox Sequence X/S console are additionally a part of this replace, which is able to assist gamers with coloration blindness or coloration imaginative and prescient impairment. Microsoft is permitting recreation 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 shall be accessible within the coming months.

This newest dashboard replace additionally consists of Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) integration, which permits older Xbox One consoles to play Xbox Sequence X video games. The characteristic requires a Sport Go Final subscription and shall be accessible in 25 areas, and a subset of Xbox homeowners can begin attempting it out with the November Replace.

Microsoft’s new November Xbox replace is presently accessible for all Xbox One and Xbox Sequence X/S consoles.

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