Xbox One Will Activate Your TV's Game Mode Automatically

Xbox One Will Activate Your TV's Game Mode Automatically

Microsoft dropped some big news during the season premiere of its "Xbox Inside" show, which it streamed online over the weekend. The first episode had details on Sea of Thieves, PixArk, and the Xbox version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

With a supported TV, the mode will automatically switch to a low-latency mode at the start of your game.

Low latency mode is more typically called Game Mode on TVs and it's quite common so hopefully support will be widespread. Notably, Microsoft says that using either feature will require "a supported TV or monitor". Freesync allows for a supported TV or monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with your console.

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For those who may remember, the addition of AMD's FreeSync technology was actually talked about by Microsoft around the time the Xbox One X was launched; so it's good to see the company fulfilling its promise. This means when playing a game, screen tearing and stuttering should be removed, provided the frame rate is within the display's FreeSync range. Most FreeSync displays don't enable the variable-refresh technology below 48 Hz or so unless their top-end is over 120 Hz-a characteristic that lets them support AMD's Low Framerate Compensation.

Along with FreeSync, Xbox One users will also be introduced to the new "share to Twitter" feature, which allows users to share gameplay clips and screenshots right onto their Twitter.

With FreeSync, the two newer versions of the Xbox One should allow for smoother gameplay, which can be hard to achieve on consoles with their limited performance as games become more demanding. Microsoft says the update is coming "later this spring".

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