It’s already known what the upcoming March update to the Xbox One won’t include, but now it’s also known another new feature that the update will include. Microsoft’s latest console will now feature Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound via the optical output. The output currently only supports two-channel stereo sound.
This update should also make the system compatible with third-party surround-sound headsets.
The Xbox One launched without 5.1 surround sound support despite the fact that both of its predecessors launched with the feature. Microsoft claimed the reason for it being a “software scheduling issue”. Microsoft’s latest console update is expected to launch within the next week.
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