The Xbox Insider program is adding an interesting new Party Chat feature for members of its Alpha Skip-Ahead ring today, as noise suppression is being included "to help produce cleaner audio in your Party Chat session."
In theory, this should mean that background noise will be better isolated from your chat when you're in a Party (although obviously this is also based on the headphones you're using), and it will be enabled by default in the future:
"We’ve enabled a new feature which will process your microphone input through a noise suppression step to help produce cleaner audio in your Party Chat session. The setting is enabled by default but can be toggled from the dropdown options menu."
If you're part of the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring, you'll be able to begin testing this feature today, and we presume it'll be rolling out to the Alpha, Beta and other Xbox Insider rings in the relatively near future.
In terms of a public rollout, we could be looking at anything from a couple of weeks to a few months, but it shouldn't be too far away as long as everything goes smoothly with it. Let's hope it ends up making a noticeable difference!
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