Microsoft is testing a brand new 4K dashboard for the Xbox Sequence X at the moment. Xbox insiders within the Alpha Skip-Forward ring will get entry to the elevated decision for the Xbox dashboard later within the day, which is designed to show UI components for Enhance 4K shows.
“This change means that the Home, Guide and other areas of the user interface will be displayed in a higher native resolution to improve the clarity and readability of the text,” stated Microsoft’s Xbox take a look at staff.
Up till this new 4K dashboard, the Xbox Sequence X consoles ran dashboard UI components at 1080p. Native 4K components for the Residence, Information, and different elements of the dashboard will vastly enhance the best way Xbox Sequence X seems to be on 4K TVs.
It isn’t but clear whether or not HDR will probably be supported as a part of this new decision improve, and whether or not the Xbox Sequence S will see dashboard decision enhancements as effectively. The smaller Xbox Sequence S can technically output in 4K, so it’s attainable that this console additionally has dashboard enhancements.
These new modifications to the Xbox dashboard come simply days after Microsoft additionally began testing a brand new night time mode for numerous Xbox consoles. The brand new night time mode permits Xbox house owners to dim their screens, controller LED brightness, and even the Xbox energy button. Each the 4K dashboard and night time mode ought to roll out to all Xbox Sequence X consoles later this 12 months.