Xbox Spring Update Download Available Today, Adds Support for 1400p Resolution
Soon, Microsoft will release the new Xbox spring update which will include interesting features, such as new resolution, sound enhancements, and options for Mixer lovers.
Thus, Microsoft reported that Xbox One S and Xbox One X will have support for the 1440p resolution in games and multimedia. This option, also known as “2560×1440” and “QHD”, is popular among PC users as it allows 1.5 million pixels more than 1080p. This resolution is between Full HD and 4K.
In addition, the console will have new audio options. For those who prefer to listen to music while playing, they can find a small menu in the Xbox Guide to balance the game’s audio with background music when using services such as Spotify. Also, Microsoft completely renewed the system sounds of the Xbox One to add “spatial audio”, so the audio signals from the systems with surround sound will match the screen actions.
There is also news for players who use Mixer, as this new Xbox Spring Update will add the option “Share Controller”, which will allow “share” the control of Xbox One with a viewer. “Streamers can share their entire controller (except the Xbox button) in the Xbox game they are playing, and a viewer can take control through the on-screen gamepad or by plugging a controller into their PC,” Microsoft wrote. “Viewer and streamer can work together in the game, or the viewer can cause trouble – resulting in hilarious chaos. It’s your choice!”
But there is more for Mixer users. With the new Xbox Spring Update, the broadcasting will no longer be canceled when the players decide to change the title. The stream will only stop while the streamer changes game or exits to the dashboard. Meanwhile, the viewers will see a pause screen, and they will know that they will have to wait until the transmission resumes. It will also be possible to start a stream in Mixer from anywhere on Xbox One, be it the dashboard, a loading screen of a game or inside it.
For its part, the Microsoft Edge browser will be updated to have a new look but with familiar features. According to the company, they have doubled the program’s ability to easily navigate with a command. In addition, it will be possible to download and upload images, music, and videos from Microsoft Edge on Xbox One; All downloaded content will be found in the File Explorer application. The browser will have other functions such as read aloud and autocomplete.
The spring update will also add new features for Clubs, open tournaments, among other things. For now, users of Xbox Insider can now download this update and will be available later for other players. Check all the details on Xbox Wire.