Researchers expect close holiday competition between Xbox One X and PS4 Pro

Nettie James
October 20, 2017

Yesterday, Microsoft released the Fall Update for the Xbox One family of consoles, before offering the Fall Creators Update for Windows PCs today.

New "Friends in games" flyout informs you of friends playing the same game.

Xbox One sales are massively down in Japan, where the console sometimes shifts fewer than 50 units a week.

With the new update, console owners can now customize their own unique home screen. Possible methods include transferring games to an external drive that can then be plugged in to the Xbox One X and copying games and apps through network transfers. Also remember that Japanese business culture is very, very different from North American business, and striking a deal for an ailing platform isn't usually something that most games-makers want to do.unless, of course, it means making games to sell in the Americas and Europe where the Xbox One is popular. You can also now use up to 40 pins to further collect the bits and pieces you want to get to fast.

A lot has been made about the Xbox One X and what's in store for the future of the world's most powerful console.

However, numerous features promised since E3 2017 are being held back for future updates, including backward compatibility with original Xbox games.

Microsoft even says you'll be able to download 4K-ready titles ahead of time as part of its Xbox One X Enhanced games, grabbing these before the "X" console comes out, so you're ready to play and don't have to, you know, wait. This enables players to get into touch with the official and community tournaments that they have already joined. Speaking of which, the guide has been reworked for faster navigation.

You can also use a USB webcam to broadcast yourself alongside your gameplay on Mixer, or to have a 1:1 or group video chat with friends using Skype.

She also namechecked Super Lucky's Tale and Cuphead as great Xbox exclusives.

There is also a Microsoft Logo on the dashboard providing a simpler way to buy games and content.

As for less Xbox One X centric changes, perhaps the most important one is that the Games & Apps buttons is now finally front and centre.

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