We heard about the upcoming Creators Update for Windows from Microsoft some time ago, but it now seems that this update won’t only be for Windows, it will also make its way to the Xbox.

This was announced by Mike Ybarra, Head of Platform Engineering for Xbox who revealed details about the update on the Major Nelson blog today, providing the Xbox One with a number of new features as part of the Creators Update that has been designed around four key themes: Streaming, Performance, People, and Competition.

To kick things off, Microsoft will be bringing Beam to Windows 10 and Xbox One, which will be its first integration since Microsoft acquired the company some time ago. With the integration, you will be able to connect Beam to your Xbox Live account and stream Xbox and Windows games to Beam, without any other software.

On Windows, you simply need to press Windows + G to access the Game bar and broadcast button, on the Xbox One you can start streaming by pressing a button from inside of the guide.

The update will also bring increased performance with a new feature named Game Mode.

This feature will optimise your Windows 10 PC to provide increased performance in gaming by tuning the experience. On the Xbox One it will make completing common tasks much faster, such as pulling up the newly enhanced Guide as an overlay on the left side from anywhere on the console, at the press of a button.

There will also be new multitasking experiences to access “your GameDVR clips, adjust your recording length, and access your captures directly in the Guide”, and finally there’s also a new Achievement tracking overlay with new controls for background music.

And this is still not all, there will also be an updated Activity Feed to help you share more, along with various improvement to Clubs and LFG with better moderation tools and easier friend finding.

On top of all of this, Arena will also come to Xbox Live with the inclusion of new tournaments from organisers like ESL and FACEIT, allowing you to create Arena tournaments right from the console.

Microsoft said that the Creators Update will be coming soon, with more announcements alongside it, however, they didn’t reveal an exact release date.

You can read more about the update at the source link below.

Source: Major Nelson


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