Microsoft has confirmed that it is currently rolling out a new Xbox Creators Update for Select Xbox Insiders. The Creators update full of new features which is now available for Select Xbox Insiders and Windows 10 PC. The current update is only rolling out to a select set of Xbox Gamer’s and will be available for all Xbox users in the coming weeks. Below is the full changelog:
An updated look at Home: Microsoft with the new update has modified the UI with increase in overall system performance. The company has optimized the speed and are surfacing the most valuable content for the games. Now, you’ll see a smaller icon for the game and a few options to dive deeper into the Game Hub, interact with your Club or LFG for that game, view your Achievements and more. The updated Home also celebrates the game you’re currently playing with hero art in the background when you’re not using a custom background.
Faster and more intuitive Guide: The Xbox team has updated the Guide. With one press of the Xbox button on your controller, you can pull up the newly enhanced Guide as an overlay on the left side of your screen, no matter what you’re doing. With the Guide, the company has added new features and functionality. There will be a new start page which is designed to get you to the content which you care about most which includes games and apps, recently played games and apps and top Pins. It also features quick access to your media controls when playing background music.
New way to multitask: To simplify discover ability and to make it much quicker to get to the things the company has updated the multitasking features which are also designed to work well with the new Guide. In addition to quick access to music, screen shots and GameDVR will be one button press away. The Gamer’s can bring up the Guide and press “X” or “Y” on the controller to record the favorite gaming moments. The company has also added a new achievement tracker which allows the gamer’s to track their favorite achievements and play at the same time.
Cortana gaming enhancements: The company has also added some new series of Cortana updates to make the Xbox One smarter. In this update, you can set reminders and alarms so you don’t miss gaming sessions. In the coming weeks, the company plans to release more Cortana updates to enhance the gaming experience even more as well as continued performance and reliability updates.
Improving system updates: The goal with system updates is that you never have to worry about them again, and to make it clearer when a system update is available. To enable this the Xbox team is updating the interface so the steps are easy to understand. The Team is also going to enable every Xbox One owner to keep their console, games and apps up to date independent of which power mode they have chosen.
Enabling Xbox One to be accessible for everyone: One important area for us with this release is to enable Xbox One to be able to be used and played by everyone. Take for instance our new Copilot feature which allows two controllers to act as if they were one. This will help make Xbox One more inviting to new gamer’s needing assistance, more fun by adding cooperative controls for any game and easier for players who need unique configurations to play — whether that is with hands apart, hand and chin, hand and foot, etc.. We are also adding new enhancements to Magnifier and Narrator, as well as giving more options over audio output and custom rumble settings on a controller, which was previously reserved for the Xbox Elite Controller. You can find these accessibility options, and more, in Settings > Ease of Access.
New spatial audio output settings for developers: To enable more immersive experiences for Xbox One, we have added a number of audio output features in Settings. If you are a developer on Xbox One, the new settings will allow you to add Dolby Atmos for Home Theater, Dolby Atmos for Headphones and Windows HRTF support to your streaming media application or game. For Xbox One owners, hang tight and soon you’ll be able experience even more incredible audio on your console.
Blu-ray player bitstream passthrough beta: The Blu-ray disc player on Xbox One now supports a beta of bitstream passthrough, which allows your receiver to decode audio natively. All bitstream formats are supported, including newer ones like Dolby Atmos.
The above are only the first set of Updates the Xbox team is rolling out and the Team plans to roll out more updates to the Xbox One in the coming weeks or month which would include Beam, Windows Game Mode, Arena, updates to Cortana.