The Xbox November 2021 update has been unveiled today, and it includes a whole bunch of new features including colour filters, updated audio settings, link sharing for game captures, accessibility improvements and much more.
Don't forget that Xbox Cloud Gaming has also arrived on consoles as of today, which isn't included in this rundown!
Here's a brief overview of what's on the way, with more details available at Xbox Wire:
New and improved color filters on Xbox Series X|S
"New and improved color filters are now available on Xbox Series X|S, make gaming easier for people with color blindness or color vision deficiency. This feature will work with current games, titles in the Xbox back catalogue, and will also help future games be more accessible."
Updated volume and audio output settings for all Xbox consoles
"A new streamlined audio experience is now available for all Xbox consoles with options like “Mute speaker audio when headset attached” in Additional options and a new Audio testing & details screen.
"The volume and audio output settings have been reorganized to make relevant settings easier to access and help optimize your audio experience."
New game accessibility feature tags in the Microsoft Store
"Game developers can now “tag” their titles with up to 20 common accessibility features used by the Gaming & Disability Community, making it easier for you to find content that meets your needs and learn about the accessibility of games directly on your console prior to purchasing them."
Controller firmware update
"The new firmware update for the Xbox One Wireless Controller with Bluetooth support, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controller delivers next-gen features previously available only on Xbox Series X|S controllers, including better cross-device connectivity and reduced latency."
Xbox app (mobile) – Link sharing and trending
"We want to make it as easy as possible to share your game captures with friends, wherever they happen to be. Link sharing is coming soon and lets you quickly get a link to your epic game moments and screen captures and share them anywhere across the internet.
"Another feature on the way is the ability to see the top trending content from Xbox gamers spotlighted in the Xbox app, where you can watch, like, comment, and share posts of other player’s game captures."
Xbox Game Pass – Find the best plan for you
"We’re introducing a new design that allows us to display more info about each available Xbox Game Pass membership on console. We’ve added more details on what’s included for each plan and the plan comparison page now supports horizontal scrolling to compare benefits. Our goal is to make it easier for gamers to pick the right plan for them."
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