Xbox September Update Overhauls Game Library, Adds Storage Options, and More
Microsoft has released its September update for the Xbox Series and Xbox One consoles, completely revamping the game library, adding customisable colour options to the Elite Series 2 controller, and more.
The details were revealed on the Xbox Wire, with the updated game library being arguably the biggest change. The My Games and Apps section has been redesigned to give more streamlined access to anything the player is able to play, whether it be in their own library, through Xbox Game Pass, Games with Gold, EA Access, and so on.
Those playing with an Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 can enjoy an extra bonus in the update too, as Microsoft has added the ability to change the colour of the Xbox logo light on the gamepad. The options are pretty diverse too, as the player can not only choose the base colour but also the hue and saturation as well.
The update also brings more flexibility when it comes to storage locations, as the player can now select different installation locations like expansion cards, external hard drives, and so on from the get go instead of having to move things over after they’re already installed on the internal hard drive.
A new “Let Xbox Decide” option can also be selected, in which case the console will install the game in the fastest drive with available space.
Party chat noise suppression, while it was added to the Xbox Series X and S earlier in September, has now bee added to the Xbox One and Windows 10 and 11 on PC. The feature basically cuts out all background noise heard on the other side of a party chat, removing heavy breathing, gamepad clicks, and so on.
A couple of minor additions have also arrived in the update, including the ability to share gameplay captures with a link on Windows PCs and start parties on the Xbox app.
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