Microsoft has unwrapped a slew of new details on its upcoming spring Xbox One update, confirming the patch will be rolling out for Insider Alpha members from today.
One of the major new additions for gamers comes in the shape of 1440p Video Output support, which is available for both Xbox One X and Xbox One S editions of the console. This, in Microsoft words, 'fills the gap between Full HD and 4K displays.'
Mixer users will be getting the ability to share their controller with someone who is watching them stream via Mixer.com. Here, the whole pad can be turned over to the viewer (minus the Xbox button), who can help or hinder your progress in the game you're streaming. Hilarity may follow, Microsoft warns.
Elsewhere, the Microsoft Edge browser on Xbox One has been given a modern overhaul, though still retains its familiarity as not to alienate users while browsing the web.
'We know how important a good web browsing experience is for you, so we’ve doubled down on making Microsoft Edge easy to navigate with a controller. Improvements to the Favourites and History experience make it simple for you to return to your favourite sites,' said Microsoft.
Other features include the ability to balance your own music against game audio while playing your favourite titles, while club admins can now filter invitation requests based on various criteria, such as reputation, Gamer Score, and more.
Finally, you don't have to be a member of a club to join or start a tournament, as they're now up for grabs directly in the Game Hubs, and another addition will soon let you filter your club feeds to give you the scoop on 'what's hot' and 'top posts.'
Right now there's no word on when the Xbox One spring update will be made available on general release, but typically it's around a month after Insiders get a taste of the action. Stay tuned for more details.