There’s a new update coming soon for the Xbox, and Xbox insiders are able to sample a preview of some of the features available in the update. The preview update will include enhancements to Mixer functionality, some new video output resolution options, invite tools for Club owners, and some finishing touches to the dashboards spatial audio ability so that it utilises Xbox owners surround speakers and surround headsets.

Mixer:
Mixer streamers on Xbox One now have the option of sharing their controller with a viewer who is watching through Mixer.com, the streamer of a game will be able to share their entire controller (except the Xbox button) in the Xbox game they are playing. By plugging a controller into their PC or using the on-screen gamepad, Mixer viewers will have the choice of helping the streamer during a difficult part of the game, or just choose to be a pain in the butt and mess things up. This could throw up some interesting stream conversations.

New Video Output Support:
Xbox One X and Xbox One S now support video output at 1440p resolution for games and media; 1440p resolution, sometimes referred to as “2560×1440” and “QHD,” is a popular choice for PC users. With over a million and a half more pixels than 1080p, this resolution fills the gap between Full HD and 4K displays.

Spatial Audio:
You now have the option to selectively balance game audio against background music within the Guide. But that’s not all. The system sounds on the Home page and in the Guide have been completely revamped to support spatial audio, so the audio cues from your surround sound system will match the actions you see on-screen.