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Microsoft Releases Major Xbox Update – Improving Game Stability, Reducing Sudden Shutdowns, and New Features

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Microsoft has released a November software update for its Xbox game consoles. It brings not only new features, but also important fixes.

As noted by the developers, they carried out troubleshooting work that should reduce the occurrence of sudden shutdowns of the console and improve the stability of the Xbox Series X while playing games such as NBA 2K22, FIFA 22 and Battlefield 2042.

Microsoft Releases Major Xbox Update - Improving Game Stability, Reducing Sudden Shutdowns, and New Features

In terms of new features, the update includes new color filters for Xbox Series X | S, volume and audio output settings for all consoles, new accessibility tags in the Microsoft Store, firmware updates for controllers, Xbox apps on mobile devices, and a new look for Xbox. Game Pass to help you find the best subscription plan.

The Advanced Color Filters are designed primarily for people with color vision deficiencies and color blindness to help them play old games that they can’t. Color filters allow you to customize the visual appearance and distinction between different colors, which will otherwise appear the same to the user.

Microsoft Releases Major Xbox Update - Improving Game Stability, Reducing Sudden Shutdowns, and New Features

J-optimized audio playback will be available on all Xbox consoles. It adds features such as Mute Speakers When Turning On Headset to the More Options menu. In addition, a new Sound Testing and Specifications menu screen has been added.

Microsoft Releases Major Xbox Update - Improving Game Stability, Reducing Sudden Shutdowns, and New Features

New accessibility tags in the Microsoft Store will allow developers to tag their designs, including difficulty settings, custom volume controls, color options, and input reconfiguration. Microsoft will add sorting and filtering for these tags in the coming months.

Controller software updates include improved device switching and reduced latency. The Xbox One Wireless Controller with Bluetooth, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controller now support Bluetooth Low Energy.

Microsoft Releases Major Xbox Update - Improving Game Stability, Reducing Sudden Shutdowns, and New Features

New features such as link exchanges and trending are coming soon to the Xbox app.

Microsoft Releases Major Xbox Update - Improving Game Stability, Reducing Sudden Shutdowns, and New Features

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PC version of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves. Collection ”is about to be released. The collection page has already appeared on Steam

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In the service of digital distribution of computer games Steam, a page of the collection “Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves. Collection ”, which should be released on PC in the near future.

The exact release date has not been announced, except for 2022, but those who wish can already add the collection “Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves. Collection ”to your wishlist and be notified when it becomes available.

The collection includes the original adventure game Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End previously released on PlayStation 4 and the story expansion pack Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which are currently being remastered for more powerful platforms.

The PC port is being developed by Iron Galaxy. This isn’t the first PlayStation exclusive to hit PC: it was previously released after Horizon: Zero Dawn and Days Gone. And in early January, God of War will be released on PC.

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PlayStation Spartacus will offer access to games for PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4 and PS5, as well as PSP

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As it became known, Sony is preparing a new PlayStation Spartacus service, which will feature games from the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and possibly PlayStation Portable consoles. Scheduled to launch next fall, it will be a response to Microsoft’s Xbox Gamepass service.

The source of Bloomberg was a Sony employee who asked to remain anonymous. He has access to documents with such information. PlayStation Spartacus will be integrated with other services of the company: PS Plus and PS Now. The new service will be available on both PS4 and PS5.

The PlayStation Spartacus will be split into three categories, in one of which users will be able to stream classic games from PS1, PS2, PS3 as well as PSP. Another category will have an extensive catalog of options for the PS4, and a third for the PS5. At the same time, the service will not include games from the PS Vita, which Sony itself considers a failure.

It remains to wait and see when the service will be launched and how widespread it will be. PS Now, for example, is not available in all countries of the world.

Bloomberg is a trusted source, but any such information should be treated with caution before Sony’s official announcement.

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Windows 11 displaced Windows 7 from gaming PCs for Steam users

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According to recent statistics from Steam, Windows 11 is gaining momentum on the computers of service users. If in October its share was 1.9%, then in November it increased to 8.3%. More than quadrupled in a month!

As a result, Windows 11 has become the second most popular OS among Steam users, displacing 64-bit version of Windows 11 in third place. 64-bit Windows 10 is still in the first place, but it is also losing market share. More precisely, Windows 11 is losing its market share. If the trend continues, then next year Windows 11 may become the most popular OS among service users.

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