New Xbox One Update Fixes Multiplayer Issues, Adds HEVC 10-bit Codec and More; Patch Notes Inside

on June 5, 2015 7:38 PM

Today Microsoft released an update to the Xbox One’s system software, mostly fixing issues, and adding support for a new video codec.

This is a public update, delivered to those that aren’t part of the preview program. Below you can read theĀ full patch notes:

OS version: 6.2.12998.0 (xb_rel_1506.150601-2200) fre

Release date

6/5/2015

New or updated features

Multiplayer & Party Chat updates

  • Fix to address multiplayer issues across a few titles.
  • Made some small updates to the Party app to help team better understand issues reported by the community.

Game Bundles update

  • Fixed an issue where certain type of disc-based bundled games would not properly install

10-bit HD High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) platform support added

  • 10-bit HD HEVC enables video streaming apps, like NetFlix, to use lower bandwidth to deliver HD quality video streams. 10-bit Ultra color increases the video color precision from 8-bits to 10-bits – with 8-bits you only get 16 million colors, but with 10-bit Ultra color precision you get 1 billion life-like colors that makes your video more vibrant.

This patch includes several small changes that were made on the preview version over the past couple weeks, plus the new video codec. It’ll be interesting to see if more new features will come this month, possibly after E3.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.