A substantial operating system update has landed on the Xbox Series X and S and the Xbox One family of systems, providing users with custom dynamic backgrounds and the ability […]
A substantial operating system update has landed on the Xbox Series X and S and the Xbox One family of systems, providing users with custom dynamic backgrounds and the ability to preload Xbox Game Pass games.
You can see the full update notes on the Xbox Wire website, which digs into the ins and outs of the first major update for Xbox Series X|S.
Preloading for Game Pass means that if you’re anticipating a game that is launching on Game Pass in the future, you can choose to download it ahead of time so there are no bumps in the road on launch day. In addition, akin to Netflix, the Xbox Game Pass app on console or mobile now has a ‘Coming Soon’ section that will tell you what games are arriving in the near future.
Alongside the Game Pass preloads are six new dynamic backgrounds, which each pay homage to previous Xbox consoles, including one with concentric circles that harkens back to the days of the Xbox 360.
The update also adds special filters for your game library that allow you to sort by games optimised for the Xbox Series X and S. There is also now a new UI tag that lets you know when a game is utilising Auto HDR, which displays when you open the Guide menu. You’ll also be able to check your achievements in the Game Activity tab, accessed by pressing the Xbox button. In other Xbox news, Microsoft is working to figure out why PS5 is outperforming the Series X in certain games.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.
Source: IGN Video Games All