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 the full patch notes:
OS version: 6.2.12998.0 (xb_rel_1506.150601-2200) fre
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.