Microsoft has today announced that it has begun rolling out new Xbox One features to the Xbox Insider community as a preview of the Spring Update for Xbox, including a new form of Mixer interactivity, new 1440p video output options, new invite tools for Club owners, immersive audio and more.
Updates rolling out to Insiders include:
New Mixer Functionality. Mixer streamers on Xbox One now have the option of sharing their controller with a Mixer viewer who is watching through Mixer.com. Streamers can share their entire controller (except the Xbox button) in the Xbox game they are playing, and a viewer can take control through the on-screen gamepad or by plugging a controller into their PC. Viewer and streamer can work together in the game, or the viewer can cause trouble – it’s your choice!
New Video Output Support. Xbox One X and Xbox One S now support output at 1440p resolution for games and media; 1440p resolution, sometimes referred to as “2560×1440” and “QHD,” is a popular choice for PC users. With over a million and a half more pixels than 1080p, this resolution fills the gap between Full HD and 4K displays.
More Immersive Audio. You now have the option to selectively balance game audio against background music within the Guide. But that’s not all. The system sounds on Home and in the Guide have been completely revamped to support spatial audio, so the audio cues from your surround sound system will match the actions you see on-screen.