Microsoft has begun testing a new version of firmwar for its Xbox One, Xbox Elite 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controllers that ought to significantly further develop cross-device connectivity and latency.
Outstandingly, Microsoft says the regulators currently support Bluetooth Low Energy for further improved connectivity with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 gadgets.
In a blog entry today, Microsoft clarified that the new firmware is accessible for Insider beta analyzers utilizing the Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth support, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controllers. The new firmware “delivers next-gen features previously available only on Xbox Series X and S controllers.”
For Apple clients, this most eminently incorporates the expansion of Bluetooth Low Energy support, which Microsoft says is supported with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15:
These controllers now support Bluetooth Low Energy, which delivers better compatibility across devices and allows for better pairing experiences. You will be able to play wirelessly on Windows 10 PCs, iOS 15+, and Android devices with Bluetooth Low Energy for remote play from your console or cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on the go. After installing the firmware update, these controllers will remember one Bluetooth host (e.g., smartphone) and one Xbox Wireless host (e.g., Xbox console), so you can quickly and seamlessly switch between previously connected devices with a simple double tap of the pair button.
Microsoft likewise says that this firmware update includes support for Dynamic Latency Input, which “delivers controller inputs more efficiently” to your console.
The new firmware is accessible to Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha clients today, and Microsoft says it will make it available to additional flight rings in the weeks to come.