Monday, January 17th, 2022

November Xbox Updates: Color Filters, Audio Settings, Accessibility Tags, etc.

Overview

  • New and improved color filters for the Xbox Series X | S..
  • Updated volume and audio output settings for all Xbox consoles..
  • New accessibility tags in the Microsoft Store..

Team Xbox is excited to continue to offer new ways to improve the Xbox by improving the experience and providing entirely new features based on feedback. This month’s update includes new and improved color filters for the Xbox Series X | S, updated volume and audio output settings, new accessibility feature tags in the Microsoft Store, controller firmware updates, Xbox app (mobile) updates, and Includes an updated Xbox. A game pass layout to help you choose the best subscription plan. In addition to new features, today’s update also includes fixes that reduce console shutdown and improve the stability of the Xbox Series X console when playing titles such as: NBA 2K22, FIFA 22, When Battlefield 2042.. We will continue to support EA to improve the stability of Battlefield 2042.

Earlier this morning, we also announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) will begin rolling out to all Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One gamers using Game Pass Ultimate. This is a great way for gamers to skip the installation and try more games, save hard drive space and play the next generation. Select Xbox Series X | S Limited Edition on Xbox One Now.


New and improved color filters for the Xbox Series X | S


New and improved color filters are available on Xbox Series X | S to make it easier for people with color blindness or color blindness to play the game. This feature works with current games, Xbox back catalog titles, and makes future games easier to access.

Color filters allow you to customize the visual experience and distinguish colors that would otherwise look similar. For example, changing the appearance of red or green tones makes it easier for players with red-green color blindness to distinguish between those colors. .. In gameplay, this is especially important for quickly identifying game elements that may otherwise look similar or blend into the background. Some games implement similar filters individually, but color filters apply to all games, movies, apps, menus, and everything else in the Xbox Series X | S.

To get started, go to Configuration >> >> Accessibility >> >> Color filter Select a color filter and make fine adjustments.

You can also turn the color filter on and off from the guide in Profile and system >> >> Quick setting Without leaving the displayed content.


Updated volume and audio output settings for all Xbox consoles


A new streamlined audio experience is available on all Xbox consoles, with options such as “Mute speaker audio when a headset is connected.” Additional options And new Audio test and details screen.

The volume and audio output settings have been reorganized to provide easier access to related settings and optimize the audio experience.To get started, go to Configuration >> >> Audio test and details.. You can check what your audio settings support and reset if necessary.


New game accessibility feature tags in the Microsoft Store


Game developers can now “tag” titles with up to 20 common accessibility features used in the Games & Disability community. This makes it easy to find the content that suits your needs and learn about game accessibility directly from the console before you buy. they.

These tags include features such as difficulty adjustments, custom volume controls, color options, and input remapping. To ensure a consistent level of quality, developers must meet certain criteria for using these tags. Accessibility tags are available on the game details page of the Microsoft Store, Xbox.com, the Xbox Game Pass mobile app, and the Xbox app for Windows PC. We’ve also added a new Accessibility Spotlight page to the Microsoft Store to allow you to browse games with four or more of these tags.

Today, over 325 games including: Microsoft Flight Simulator When Sea of ​​Thieves, Publish accessibility feature data. The ability to sort and filter by these tags will be added in the coming months.


Controller firmware update


New firmware updates for the Xbox One Wireless Controller, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controller that support Bluetooth were previously only available on the Xbox Series X | S Controller, including improved cross-device connectivity and reduced latency. Provides next-generation functions. We believe it’s important to maintain backward compatibility with the Xbox accessories already included in the collection to provide the best gaming experience, regardless of how you play.

Improved connectivity between devices – These controllers now support Bluetooth Low Energy. This improves compatibility between devices and improves the pairing experience. Play wirelessly on Windows 10 and 11 PCs with Bluetooth LE for Xbox, iOS 15 and above, and Android devices. Remote play From the console or Cloud game using Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Work hard. After installing the firmware update, these controllers remember one Bluetooth host (such as a smartphone) and one Xbox wireless host (such as an Xbox console), so you can seamlessly switch between previously connected devices with a double tap. I can do it. pair button.

Reduced waiting time – It also revolutionizes dynamic latency input (DLI) for the Xbox One Wireless Controller, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controllers that support Bluetooth. Dynamic latency input efficiently provides controller input to the Xbox console for a more responsive gaming experience and seemingly instant action.


Xbox App (Mobile)-Link Sharing and Trends


Some new features will soon be rolled out to the Xbox app. We want to make it as easy as possible to share game captures with friends wherever we are. Link sharing is about to begin, allowing you to quickly get links to epic game moments and screen captures and share them anywhere on the internet.

Xbox app link sharing assets

Another feature along the way is the ability to view the popular content of Xbox gamers spotlighted by the Xbox app. Here you can watch, like, comment and share game capture posts from other players.

Xbox App (Mobile)-Link Sharing and Trend Assets

Xbox Game Pass-Find the best plan for you


Introducing a new design that allows you to view detailed information about each available Xbox Game Pass membership on the console. We’ve added more details about what’s included in each plan, and the plan comparison page now supports horizontal scrolling to compare benefits. Our goal is to make it easy for gamers to choose the plan that suits them.

Select Xbox Game Pass Plan Asset

Help shape the future of Xbox


Stay tuned for Xbox Wire for upcoming updates and the latest and greatest news about Xbox. For support related to Xbox updates, visit the following website: Xbox official support site..

If you want to create the future of Xbox and access early features such as Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), Xbox Insider Hub On today’s Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, or Windows PC. Let us know what you think – we are always listening!