The latest Xbox console update adds support for a 4K dashboard on Xbox Series X and a new Night Mode.
We somehow missed this news last week, but we thought that we would pass it along anyway. The update went live on October 21.
Here are more details on the 4K dashboard via Xbox Wire:
One of the ways Xbox Series X delivers next-gen gaming is with true-to-life 4K gaming. Prior to today’s update, the Xbox Series X dashboard, Guide, and other menus were upscaled from 1080p to 4K. We know players with an eye for detail and an appreciation for 4K wanted a crisp experience even when navigating the dashboard. We heard your feedback and started testing increased resolution for the dashboard.
We’re excited to share that starting today, players with an Xbox Series X connected to a 4K display will see the dashboard natively rendered in 4K. You can experience 4K while browsing the Home, My Games & Apps, Guide, and many other experiences. UI elements on the screen, such as game art and buttons, will have increased sharpness and improved text readability.
In addition, Microsoft has added a new “night mode” that lets you adjust settings to keep rooms darker at nighttime. The goal is to “support gamers who are sensitive to light.”
You can dim and customize the light from the connected display, the power button on your controller, and the power light on your console. If you’re a movie fan, you can now enjoy theater-like total darkness while watching your favorite films!