New Xbox One Update Removes the Hated Sharpening Filter; Screenshots Inside

on February 14, 2014 6:06 PM

Apparently the new Xbox One February update rolled out today removed one of the most criticized “features” that the console had at launch, the filter that made everything look overly sharpened when a lower native resolution was upscaled to 1080p.

The improvement is currently being reported by several users over at NeoGaf, and our writers that own an Xbox One also have noticed a difference. At long last everything should look softer on Microsoft’s new console, so if you still haven’t, you should really update your Xbox One as soon as possible.

In the gallery below you can see a few screenshots of Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct and Call of Duty: Ghosts taken after the update (courtesy of NeoGaf users GSY Miguel and John Caboose), and edges definitely look quite a lot softer with the games’ antialiasing showing a much more effective performance. If you want to see the difference, at the bottom of the post there’s a screenshot of Killer Instinct taken before the update.

Titanfall Producer Drew McCoy also confirmed the change.

This should also make the scaler much better.

Looks like the good folks Microsoft weren’t joking when they teased that the new update would include a surprise.



 /  Executive News Editor
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