October 31, 2006

Xbox Live Update Brings 1080p

Available today, Xbox Live users will be able to freely download the sixth generation of Xbox Live. Among the biggest changes is the ability to play games and view movies in 1080p, the top notch standard for high-definition viewing.

The system will automatically upscale existing 720p games to 1080p, but developers will now be able to create future titles in 1080p without requiring scaling.

In addition, the update will allow Xbox 360 owners to stream WMV video from a Windows PC running Media Player 11 or Media Connect. Other new video-viewing options include the ability to play video files from data CDs, DVDs, USB 2.0 flash drives and Xbox 360 memory units.

Support for the XNA Game Studio Express game creation software will also be added, allowing designers to test and play homemade games.

More details on the Xbox Live release are here:
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2006/1030-novemberupdate-completelist.htm

It sounds like Christmas has come early this year!

Entry categories: Games Microsoft Xbox
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