Xbox One Spring update to bring support AMD FreeSync monitors, more

Xbox One X and Xbox One S will soon support AMD FreeSync displays

Xbox One X And Xbox One S Updates Will Include FreeSync And Auto Low Latency Mode Support

However, the most interesting information was about the next system software update for the Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles. Once a Mixer streamer shows their controller, a viewer on PC can take control of the virtually-displayed controller or a physical Xbox One controller.

As revealed last spring in Digital Foundry's series of exclusive Xbox One X (Scorpio) deep dives, the console would be able to support forthcoming variable refresh technologies, including both AMD's proprietary Freesync-over-HDMI technology as well as the open standard HDMI 2.1 implementation.

Mixer streamers on Xbox One will be able to share their controller directly with their viewers on Mixer. By introducing this feature, Microsoft is removing a pain point for anyone who uses their TV for gaming and watching movies.

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Most notably, perhaps, is the Cali Special's fading side stripe that flows from the "5.0" badge and into the side scoop. Buyers will have the choice to add a new 1,000 watt, 12-speaker B&O system to the Mustang .

Freesync technology helps get rid of tearing and stuttering while gaming, enabling the display and Xbox One to work together to create a smooth and seamless gaming experience. There was a massive amount of news in this first installment, but two Xbox-specific update related items are worthy of highlighting.

Along with finally enabling a variable refresh rate mode with FreeSync, Microsoft's announcement adds an extra dimension since it turns out this is going to support the expanded FreeSync 2 feature set. TVs that are coming to market this year will have the capability to enable their low-latency modes automatically. Users will be able to share clips and screenshots directly to Twitter, and the Xbox's built-in Edge browser is getting a functionality upgrade that will make it behave more like the desktop version. Microsoft says the update is coming "later this spring".

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