Microsoft has released a new firmware update for its Xbox One console before Crackdown 3 Xbox release, which is scheduled for February 15. The update is said to improve the 4K performance of games.
The firmware update is named OS version 10.0.17763.4085 (rs5_release_xbox_dev_ 1902.190131-1620) and it is available for download. The console’s latest update competes with Sony’s PS4 Pro, and it will fix many problems and bring some new features as well. The update comes ahead of the launch of many AAA title games like Anthem, Jump Force, Metro Exodus, Far Cry New Dawn and others.
The changes that come with the new update include improvements in Cortana’s responsiveness, enhancements in the audio system, an improved 4K gaming experience and more.
Let’s speak about the changes in more detail:
To begin with, some reliability fixes have been added to Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana, which are said to upgrade the responsiveness of the software. Furthermore, improvements have also been made to the audio system when switching from Home to game. The audio won’t fade away like it did before when unplugging a headset during video playback.
Coming to the video section, the 4K video pipeline has been fixed and improved so that 4K videos and games would run smoothly in the desired setting without any lag or decrease in performance.
The console crash problem has also been fixed in the update along with Home Dashboard performance improvement. The update also gets a fix for the mouse lag problem and going forward, it will operate smoothly, according to the company.
The update gets improvements to the installation process of the games and the Avatar Editor and Microsoft Rewards apps have been fixed as well. Some games had a problem where the cutscene would fail to play and the game would just lock on its own, however, post the update, this shouldn’t happen anymore.
The latest firmware update gets enhancements for network port performance and improvements in the idle screen performance. Upgrades for 4K visuals, My games & apps menu, guide on Home, and save game feature have also been included.
According to Xbox Corporate Vice President Mike Ybarra, the upcoming game Anthem would play best on Xbox One X, but there were several reports that users have falsified the claim. Although the Anthem would be released on February 22, two of its demos were released earlier which gave immense problems to the users trying to play the game. The update brought by Microsoft hopes to fix many flaws and problems that the company’s newest console has. It was a wise move by Microsoft because if the company hadn’t done so it would have lost the battle of consoles against its rival, the Sony PS4 Pro.
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