- The Xbox November Update will bring Compact Mode for Windows players, Japanese keyboard support, and a Gaming Services Repair Tool for PC gamers.
- Microsoft is focused on improving the gaming experience for Xbox players by constantly updating its services.
- In addition to the updates, Microsoft plans to release several new titles for Xbox Series X/S in 2024.
Microsoft has announced that the Xbox November Update is coming soon, bringing a new Compact Mode for Windows players, Japanese support for virtual keyboards on consoles, a new tool to repair games, and other tweaks. Microsoft is constantly updating its Xbox services to bring gamers a better experience, and this upcoming change will be significant.
Originally released around three years ago, Xbox Series X/S consoles have sold over 21 million units so far. While they are the backbone of the Xbox brand, Microsoft is also focused on streaming and PC gaming, and this new update reflects that.
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According to Xbox’s new announcement, the November Update will bring the Compact Mode, a new feature that will enhance the gaming experience of players using Windows systems. Compact Mode will be compatible with all Windows devices, including handhelds like the popular Asus ROG Ally, and will make the UI of Xbox gaming more compact, as the sidebar will collapse into icons while using the devices. PC gamers will also gain access to the Gaming Services Repair Tool, which will correct problems with missing content and fix issues for gamers using the Xbox app on PC. The other significant change will see the inclusion of Japanese language support for physical and virtual keyboards, which were unavailable until now. After it’s implemented, players will be easily able to change between different keyboard options in the “Language & location” section.
Major Xbox November Update Changes
- Compact Mode.
- Japanese language support for physical and virtual keyboards.
- New Gaming Services Repair Tool for PC gamers.
- Changes in notifications and banners.
Other minor updates include changes in notifications and banners, making it easier for users to know when some of the best games available for Xbox Game Pass will be released, for example. A new console-specific change is that wishlisted games that become a part of Xbox Free Play Days will be informed to gamers via notifications. Finally, Microsoft will also offer phone authentication for people who want to redeem rewards using their console.
Aside from these updates, plenty of new games are coming to Xbox next year. So far, it seems that 2024 will be packed with Xbox Series X/S releases, such as Persona 3 Reload, and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, both of which will be available on Game Pass on day one. Other already confirmed titles include Tekken 8, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, for example.
Microsoft Xbox Series X
With a Game Pass membership and the most powerful system currently available, the Xbox Series X offers access to a virtually limitless selection of games. The Xbox Series X also boasts stunning graphics and lightning-fast loading times, delivering an unparalleled gaming experience.