Second significant update for Xbox One rolling out ahead of Titanfall launch

By Shawn Knight
Mar 5, 2014
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  1. Microsoft's second significant update for Xbox One is rolling out to gamers as we speak. It delivers a number of features across the board ahead of next week's launch of Titanfall, the highly anticipated multiplayer first-person shooter.

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  2. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,619   +497

    "Elsewhere, gamers will now be able to enjoy Dolby Digital 5.1 support via optical out" Wasn't aware you couldn't do that out of the box, kinda weird considering its 10+ years old technology that is still pretty common place.

    "fixing the frame rate issues some users in Europe have been experiencing while watching live TV on Xbox One." Typical American company forgetting they aren't alone in the world and other standards exist...

    Glad to see Microsoft addressing so many issues in one update, hopefully it doesn't cause problems elsewhere in the consoles ecosystem. Time for the boys over at Sony to do the same, like reducing the number of useless screens to accept friend requests, and making it so PS3 users and PS4 users can interact, let alone see online activity, truly the most disappointing thing ever.
  3. Sweed007

    Sweed007 TS Rookie

    really. The first one just allowed us to push a button so see how low our batteries were in the controller.
  4. @Adhmuz
    It supported DTS 5.1 out of the box. Remember those technologies need to be licensed, so it's not always a matter of technology but a matter of legality. From what I've heard they weren't able to renew the Dolby license in time for the X1 launch so they postponed it.

    You're right about the 50Hz problem. The problem is that this pattern of having a fixed refresh rate should die - it was necessary in a time where we had CRT TV's but all LCD screens now can support any color format and refresh rate and just emulate it to support legacy TV shows.

    So it was a bad move from MS, but my hope is that if enough "bad moves" start to surface we might see a new standard with variable refresh rates. Will be even better for games because we won't need vsync anymore.

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