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Sharpening Filter Removed in Xbox One February Update

First Dashboard Update of Xbox One has been released, and it has brought along number of changes and additions to improve the user experience. Most important feature has to be the removing of the sharpening filter of the sub 1080p games.

This means that all the games that were upscaled to 1080p will have a softer look and can take better advantage of anti-aliasing. This is great news for the users of Xbox One; it is one of many tweaks that the upscaler will see over the course of the life of the console. You can see the before/after images of the gamesĀ here.

Following are the list of features that have made it into the update:

  • Ability to delete game and application save data
  • Improved installation and DLC management
  • Improved UI for accessing friends, achievements, messages, and party chat
  • Game DVR app to be included in the Xbox OneGuide as an app channel
  • Update to the boot progress indicators for system update
  • Improve consistency of UX for update & install progress
  • Separate game, application, and install queue lists
  • Addition of USB keyboard support
  • Improved NAT detection
  • Network Troubleshooter improvements
  • Blu-ray quality improvements
  • Significant performance and stability improvements

Microsoft is listening to their fans, and Xbox One is improving. The next update is scheduled for the first week of March.