The Xbox October 2021 update has been unveiled today by Microsoft, and the obvious highlight feature is the addition of a 4K dashboard for Xbox Series X, while Xbox Night Mode features are also making their public debuts as well. All of these features are reportedly rolling out later today, although no specific times have been provided.
Here's a brief overview of what's on the way, with more details available at Xbox Wire:
4K Dashboard On Xbox Series X
"We’re excited to share that starting today, players with an Xbox Series X connected to a 4K display will see the dashboard natively rendered in 4K. You can experience 4K while browsing the Home, My Games & Apps, Guide, and many other experiences. UI elements on the screen, such as game art and buttons, will have increased sharpness and improved text readability."
Xbox Night Mode
"Xbox night mode is a suite of settings that adjusts light sources to help keep rooms dark at night and support gamers who are sensitive to light. You can dim and customize the light from the connected display, the power button on your controller, and the power light on your console. In addition to dimming, Xbox night mode also adds a customizable blue light filter for your display. This feature is specific for Xbox Series X|S consoles."
"We are making it even easier for you to quickly access and customize your accessibility settings by adding the Quick Settings menu to the Xbox Guide. This allows you to quickly toggle accessibility features without leaving your game or app. It’s also a big benefit for families if you share a console with others who have different accessibility needs."
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