Microsoft has released a brand new Xbox One firmware update ahead of the release of Crackdown 3. In the changelog, the update mentions that it improves 4K visual performance in games.
This new Xbox One system software update was released just a few hours ago. It is releasing almost two months after the last major update for the Xbox One system software. If you want to verify the system software, it is listed as “OS version – 10.0.17763.4085 (rs5_release_xbox_dev_ 1902.190131-1620)” on the support website. The date is a typo and should have said 2019 instead of 2018.
So what’s new in this brand new firmware update? Apparently one of the fixes that are listed in the full firmware changelog reference improvements being made to 4K gaming. Here is the full changelog for this firmware update.
- Added reliability fixes to Cortana.
- Unplugging a headset during video playback no longer results in audio loss before video playback freezes.
- Made audio system upgrades when switching from Home to a game or app.
- Improved Cortana responsiveness to commands.
- Fixed an issue that caused some consoles to crash unexpectedly.
- Improved performance on the Home Dashboard.
- Improved mouse responsiveness to reduce lag.
My games and apps
- Improved the installation experience for various FastStart titles.
- Fixed a problem in some games (e.g. Resident Evil 0) in which cutscenes would fail and the game would lock.
- Fixes an issue to ensure certain apps like the Avatar Editor and Microsoft Rewards work on first launch.
- Fixed an issue in which some people received the E203 error when taking a system update.
- Improved performance on the network port.
- Improved performance and reliability on the save game feature when games are suspended.
- Improved speed and performance of My games & apps.
- Improved idle screen performance.
- Improved 4K visual performance in games.
- Improved the performance of the guide on Home.
- Made improvements to the 4K video pipeline so that apps like Netflix display 4K content correctly.
It will be interesting to see the extent of improvements that Microsoft has made here for the Xbox One when it comes to 4K gaming and video playback.
Source (Xbox Support)
Improved 4K visual performance in games.
Improved the performance of the guide on Home.
Made improvements to the 4K video pipeline so that apps like Netflix display 4K content correctly.
These are the one’s I’ve had issues with and interested in. Its about time MS!!
MS has always been the best at improving their platform. They survived the “RROD” fiasco, and wound up with the best overall platform last-gen, with Sony only catching up in hardware sales in the last year or two, but lagging in software attach rate.
Sony rules in exclusive games, but they have failed hard for 2 straight gens when it comes to expanding and improving their hardware and platform. PS3 was obviously the worst, as every iteration of the hardware dropped launch features, the last “Slim” was a cheap piece of crap, and their firmware “updates” were often buggy messes that bricked a ton of consoles. PS4 Pro was a very poor, underwhelming mid-gen “upgrade”, and their PS+ and “Now” service is a joke compared to what MS has done with X1X, XBLG, Game Pass, and BC library. As always, Sony’s brash, arrogant ways have left the door open for the competition. MS has improved steadily this entire gen, fully recovering from the “TV TV TV” Xbox One reveal, and will come out swinging next gen. SONY is the only platform that advertises TV on their console, BTW. It’s funny how they got a complete pass on that fact.
I totally agree with all your points! next gen Xbox really just needs to keep improving their services and step up 1st party games to rival Sony and Nintendo and they will be totally be fine. PS4 Pro is a gimmick and cash grab especially with the regular PS4 doing HDR. Sony only got a pass for doing TV because it was implemented heavy after the launch and was more in line with today’s trend of streaming and not as a set top pass through with dual HDMI etc which is a feature i dont mind on X1 but never used lol
Xbox is still trash and has been for over a decade. Look forward to coming last again next gen.
Xbox is the best system ever!
Until next week when the OS is back to being trash again. Hey, maybe this’ll stop the recent string of massive underdelivering for the $500 brick. Fingers crossed, eh?
When did this upfate happen?