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Xbox November update brings quick controller swaps, lower latency, and accessibility tags

Microsoft is rolling out a brand new November update for Xbox consoles that can make it loads simpler to swap your controller between a console and a PC or laptop computer. As a substitute of getting to trawl by menus to alter connections, the update helps you to change between beforehand linked units by merely double tapping the controller’s pair button.

This function has been obtainable on fashionable Xbox Sequence X / S controller since their launch final 12 months, however the brand new firmware update brings this selection to Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth help and the Xbox Elite 2 controller. Nonetheless, you’ll solely be capable of use it to rapidly change between a Bluetooth machine and an Xbox console, and not two Xbox consoles.

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

Alongside the controller adjustments, Microsoft can be enhancing audio output settings on all Xbox consoles. New audio choices embody the ability to mute speaker audio when a headset is attached, helpful if you happen to’re taking part in at evening and don’t wish to disturb relations or neighbors.

New coloration filters are additionally a part of this update for Xbox Sequence X / S consoles, which can assist gamers with coloration blindness or coloration imaginative and prescient deficiency. Microsoft can be allowing game developers to tag their titles with as much as 20 accessibility options which can make it loads simpler for individuals with disabilities to search out which video games help these visible, audio, and enter tweaks. Greater than 325 video games are supported proper now, and filtering choices might be obtainable within the coming months.

This newest dashboard update additionally contains Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) integration, permitting older Xbox One consoles to play Xbox Sequence X video games. The function requires a Recreation Move Final subscription and might be obtainable in 25 areas, and a subset of Xbox homeowners can begin attempting it out with the November update.

Microsoft’s new November Xbox update is out there proper now for all Xbox One and Xbox Sequence X / S consoles.

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