I don’t know if you remember one of the first controversies that arose around the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S about the resolution of the interface. And today, most users of both machines are browsing the console interface at native 1080p resolution. Something that’s been criticized enough although it didn’t turn out so bad either.
However, from Microsoft, they ensured they were working to bring the interface to native 4K, but never gave a date. In fact, I think we all end up forgetting that over time. But when Brad Rosetti’s team promises something, they end up keeping it.
Xbox Series X interface in 4K
So from today the Insider program members on the Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha rings, you can test what the console interface looks like at this resolution. The compilation runs under firmware number XB_FLT_2109CO 22000.2168.210813-2200 and has a corresponding changelog published in the insider’s blog from Xbox.
This improvement applies initially to the Xbox Series X, the Series S model is obsolete and Microsoft has not specified whether the little beast will also have this patch.
With today’s update, Alpha Insider on Xbox Series X consoles connected to a 4K display can begin testing a higher resolution user interface. This change means that the boot, guide and other areas of the user interface will be displayed in a higher native resolution for better clarity and readability of the text.
Does not consume game resources
Another important fact is that this interface update does not consume resources dedicated to games and does not affect Quick Resume or any other element of the console. Jason Ronald confirmed this via Twitter at the request of users.
– Jason Ronald (@jronald) August 16, 2021
It is expected that after relevant testing this update will go through the rest of the Insider Rings, and finally to the final version for all users. This week we should see more updates as Microsoft has already planned the release of an “exciting” new feature.