Earlier today Microsoft provided details on its upcoming system update for Xbox consoles. Notably, the update will allow players to pin select games to the Quick Resume feature and organise them into a priority list that sits at the top of the ‘Groups’ tab in ‘My Games and Apps’. In my opinion, Quick Resume is one of Xbox’s finest features, allowing players to jump in and out of multiple games seamlessly without having to save, find a checkpoint or reload – instead, players can pick up right where they left off without fussing around with any pesky main menus or loading screens.
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Check out our March updates, including pinning up to 2 games in Quick Resume, controller Share button remapping, and more: https://t.co/PxDsSMgBMw
In addition, players can also now remap the share button on their Xbox controller to perform a number of different functions including muting the television, changing the volume, playing/pause media, sending a message or accessing the quick settings menu.
Finally, Xbox has launched an all-new audio setup wizard aimed at audiophiles. This new setup will allow players to alter the settings of their HDMI devices and enable Dolby Atmos for home theatre, DTS:X for home theatre and other high-end audio formats for compatible platforms.
XBOX SERIES X’S MARCH UPDATE FEATURES
Pin to Quick Resume
Quick Resume is powered by the technical capabilities of the innovative Xbox Velocity Architecture in Xbox Series X|S. It lets you seamlessly switch between multiple games and resume gameplay instantly from where you left off. With this update, you can now pin up to two games in Quick Resume on your Xbox Series X|S consoles. Your pinned games will only drop out of Quick Resume if you manually remove them or if a game takes a mandatory update.
Anywhere you see your Quick Resume group, you can select a game, press the Menu button, and choose Pin to Quick Resume. If you already have two games pinned, you’ll be asked which pin you want to replace.
Xbox Wireless Controller – Share Button Remapping
The Share button on the Xbox Wireless Controller lets you take a screenshot by tapping it or record a video clip by holding it down for a couple seconds.
If you like to customize, you can now remap the Xbox Wireless Controller Share button and assign a wide range of custom actions. The updated Xbox Accessories app unlocks new button remapping actions for Xbox accessories, including Share button remapping for other actions like mute TV, open friends list, open achievements, and many others. The ability to redefine your controller actions also provides a way to easily enable assistive technologies for gamers with disabilities. Elite Series 2 Controllers, Xbox Adaptive Controllers, and other devices have some new actions as well. See the full list of actions and all available button remapping in the Xbox Accessories app.
Xbox Device Firmware Updates
The latest Xbox controller device firmware is now available on your console or Windows PC. This release includes fixes and updates that deliver performance improvements to Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth support, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controllers.
New Audio Setup Wizard
Now you can use a new guided audio setup wizard for your HDMI devices, available in Settings under General > Volume & audio output > Audio setup. The audio setup wizard lets you test and verify your HDMI audio format, test all your speakers connected to your Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, and configure the best possible settings for your unique A/V setup.