Xbox One update features lack surround sound still

By Peter Chubb - Feb 15, 2014

The latest Xbox One update (6.2.10542) was expected a few days ago, but hours before it was due to be released Microsoft announced its delay for a few days. However, you will be happy to know that the latest Xbox One patch has started to roll out, and so we ask that you be patient until the new firmware makes its way to your region.

In the build up to the release we had no idea what the new Xbox One update features would be, but thankfully Microsoft has listed all the features and a summary of what they will bring here.

One feature is still missing though, and that is surround sound. It seems as though Microsoft is not quite ready to offer surround sound support for the Xbox One just yet, although we expect it will be included in the March update.

Okay, so we know you can plug your headphones into your home theater system for surround sound, but not when connected directly into the Xbox One itself. This has led owners to ask just how hard it can be to offer headphone surround sound support?

We’ve had several responses to this over the past few days and it seems that the Xbox One is unable to handle uncompressed 5.1 and 7.1. Let’s just hope that Dolby compressed support comes in the next update because it is starting to annoy some Xbox One owners now.

What new feature are you most happy with? Also, have you experienced any issues with this latest Xbox One update?

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