Microsoft detailed some points of the Xbox One Spring Update. On the menu ? Compatibility with native QHD (1440p) definition on S and X models.
Microsoft is starting to prepare players for the deployment of a new and important update for its Xbox One console pool. On his official website, the US giant lists several features that can already be tested by members of the program Xbox Insider Alpha Ring.
We will especially note two very important additions: the compatibility with the definition QHD (1440p) in native, as well on Xbox One X as Xbox One S, and more social for the diffusion platform Mixer.
The spring of the novelties
With the arrival of the 1440p definition on Xbox One S and Xbox One X, players equipped with a Quad HDTV screen will benefit from a much better rendering, especially if the game is not in native 4K. The two consoles will therefore support four definitions: 720p, 1080p, 1440p and 4K UHD, which offers increased flexibility and allows better optimization of the display according to its equipment.
Microsoft also intends to put the package on Mixer, its streaming platform. Thus, he will introduce the possibility of sharing his play session with a spectator by giving him the commands. It can interact with a controller connected to the PC or via the virtual joystick displayed on the screen.
The advantage? Besides the opportunity to push the relationship between streamers and spectators, there are situations where broadcasters need a boost to move forward. For the record, this feature has existed for a few years on PlayStation 4.
Still on Mixer, Microsoft will make the experience more fluid by putting the stream in pause in case of game change or return to the main screen. In addition, it will be possible to start a broadcast from anywhere, whether in a game or in the interface.
Finally, Microsoft will rethink the ergonomics of the Edge browser for more comfort for navigation the joystick and integrate new audio options to accentuate the immersion: for example, more spatialization in the main menu. There will also be various improvements to the Clubs.