Microsoft says that game art and button prompts will have “increased sharpness and improved text readability.” Microsoft provided an image for comparison, shown below, and the difference is clear. Now, you can endlessly stare at the TV in true 4K wondering what to play or watch while time slips you by.
The October update is adding some other quality-of-life features to both the Series X and Series S, including a new night mode that lets you adjust the hue of your display to your liking, perhaps to make it easier on the eyes when the lights get low, or if you have a sensitivity to bright screens.
Microsoft`s October update for the Xbox Series X includes the long-awaited jump to a native 4K resolution dashboard. Previously, the system software upscaled 1080p to 4K, by which enthusiasts, including several people who work for The Verge, were not totally satisfied. The improved picture quality extends across the home dashboard on the Series X (but not the Series S), as well as the My Games & Apps screen, the Xbox Guide, and “many other experiences.”
Finally, Microsoft is adding a quick settings menu to the Xbox guide window that appears when you press his Xbox button on your controller. According to the company, you can “quickly toggle between accessibility features without leaving your game or app.”
According to Microsoft, the system-level Night Mode setting works across Xbox, including apps and games, but doesn’t affect performance, settings, or the appearance of screenshots and game clips. You can even schedule the feature to turn on and off, or set it to the rhythm of sunrise and sunset. That’s why there’s a new accessibility feature that lets you adjust the brightness of the light in the center of the Xbox Wireless Controller and the brightness of the light that shines on the console.