Are you itching to get your hands on the next console update that the Mirosoft Team will be dropping to your console soon enough? If so two things, first you need to calm down and take a deep breath and play some fantastic games to make the wait more bearable, and 2nd you are in the correct place to hear all about what your next lovely update will be. So without further a do let us delve into the next big console update and what juicy new features you are going to get in.
New Refresh Rates for All
Microsoft has announced that they are adding support for additional panel refresh rates which will mean that Gamers with gaming monitors and televisions that support a 120Hz refresh rate can now turn on 120Hz support for 1080p and 1440p output resolutions. This in theory will help support with your High Def gaming and give your screen and games even more of that juicy clarity.
Games and Apps Can Now be Grouped
The Pins section of the Xbox guide is due to get a bit of a revamp with the new inclusion of Groups, which in itself is what it says on the tin. With this feature you will be able to group together apps and games and name the groups to anything you want. Be it a group for games where you have got all the achievements on them, to games you only play together with a select group of friends, the possibilities are endless.
You can also organize and order them, and add individual Groups to Home. Groups will appear across My games & apps, Home, and Guide, so you’ll be able to access your Groups at a moment’s notice. Unfortunatly this feature will not be ready for all Alpha members straight away and is slowly but surely getting rolled out as we speak and should hit all members soon.
Trim Your Video Clips Directly From the Guide
The Xbox One guide just seems to get all the more powerful with each and every update and this update is no exception seeing as this is the third major update to it for this month, and now you are able to trim video clips that you have recorded from your games and upload them to your social media accounts without having the need to use Upload Studio anymore. Which brings me to the point, does anybody still really use Upload now?
Family Settings Get an Improvement
Child safety online is always a high concern for both families and Microsoft, and today the Xbox team announced a new set of improvements to help your little ones whilst they play online. New to the Family Settings area is a section called Details.
In the Details are you can assign different permissions to different users who use said Xbox and any settings that Microsoft deem to be important to families will now be flagged for importance. However some settings such as activity reports and screen time limits, can only be accessed through the web. Microsoft have said they will provide links to families that need access to these.
Improvements Made to Xbox Accessories and Button Mapping
Firstly the Xbox Accessories app is being "Modernized" apparently which will in turn make it easier to navigate and will look more consistent to the overall dashboard feel of the Xbox One. With this changes to some of the button commands throughout the dashboard. For example, you can now use the View button on Home to edit the order of blocks or reorder items within Groups. Pressing the “View” button on the main tab of the Guide will also now display additional capture options. If you group your collections in My games and apps by letter, you will now need to select a letter to view all groups.
Now you may also wonder why I included a picture of an Xbox One Avatar at the top of this article, seeing as they are not currently released yet and are still under wraps. Well if reports are to be believed, let us not forget that the Avatars should start showing up for people in the Alpha ring before the end of April being that users should be able to get access to them shortly just like all members of the Xbox team currently have, and with this brings an end to our May update and the worlds most powerful console just got that little bit more powerful.