Xbox May Update is Live, Brings in Tournaments, New Tabs, and More (VIDEO)
Microsoft continues to outdo themselves with various updates and improvements to the Xbox One console. The Xbox May update is no exception with additions to Clubs, Beam streaming, the introduction to Arena, and more. A majority of the update contains UI changes, but they’re very welcome changes so get in there and check ’em out.
Arena opens with a new tab in the Game Hub, which will allow players to see upcoming tournaments that they can sign up for directly on the Xbox One. When the time comes for players to get ready for a tournament, they’ll be sent notifications via their console and/or the Xbox app on Windows 10, iOS, or Android devices. For now, this is exclusive to Killer Instinct but the hope is to integrate Arena into more games as time goes on. Also launching for the first time on the Xbox is the ability to create your own tournaments within Clubs. Whether on Windows 10 or the Xbox One, all players need to do is go to a Clubs page in which they are an Owner or Admin. From there, players are able to use the new Tournaments tab to create their very own tournaments for their Club members to join.
Also arriving in the Xbox May update are various other UI tweaks and Club control options such as:
- LFG Posting Notfications
- Allows players to be notified when anybody you follow creates a LFG post and allows players to add the post to their news feed or send it to other players directly
- Clubs and Beam Integration on Xbox Live
- Clubs on Xbox Live now helps streamers and their followers find each other. The new ’Beam’ tab added to Clubs shows all Beam broadcasts from Club members, and new controls let Club owners filter broadcasts based on games and stream maturity rating.
- Party Overlay Updates
- There is now an overlay to allow you to see who’s speaking within your party without looking at the Guide, controls allow you to change the overlay’s position and transparency for players convenience
Lastly, for all you audiophiles out there, the Dolby Access App is on its way, which will bring an audio experience like none other that will take players deeper into a game’s immersion like never before. The app hopes to accomplish this by creating sound that travels around you, below and above you, bringing you a full range of audio through Dolby Atmos enabled AVRs and sounds bars. With an additional purchase from the store however, players will be able to get Dolby Atmos for Headphones that will provide a similar immersive experience through almost any set of headphones.
The Xbox May update is bringing in some interesting changes. Go out there and compete to your hearts content, watch fellow streamers, whatever you fancy. Let us know what you think about the latest update and more in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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