May Update for Xbox One to Add Game Group, 120 Hz Support, More

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One with 5 Comments

May Update for Xbox One to Add Game Group, 120 Hz Support

Microsoft announced today that the May Update for Xbox One will add a number of useful new features, including the ability to group games and apps in your library.

Here’s what’s coming in May.

Groups. Answering a long-time feature request, you will now be able to group your games and apps in the My Games & Apps interface. Each group includes a custom name, can be organized as you wish, and can be added to Home. Best of all, they sync with your account. Finally!

120 Hz refresh rate support. Following the variable refresh rate and 1440p resolution support in the April update, this month brings support for the higher 120 Hz refresh rate at 1080p and 1440p on supported displays.

Clipping trimming from the Guide. You can now trim your recent game captures directly from the Guide, so you won’t need to switch to Upload Studio to make a quick edit before sharing.

Family Settings improvements. A new Details page will help parents easily find and manage all of the available parental controls.

Xbox Accessories App improvements. This app is being modernized for easier navigation, and to look and feel more consistent with the Xbox One dashboard.

Button command improvements. Microsoft is making a number of changes to the (controller) button commands you can access from the dashboard. So you can now use the View button on Home to edit the order of blocks or reorder items within Groups. You can also use View in the Guide’s main to display additional capture options. And if you group collections in My Games & Apps by letter, you can now select a letter to view all groups.

Microsoft says that the May update for Xbox One will start rolling out in the coming weeks.


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