Microsoft dropped some big news during the season premiere of its "Xbox Inside" show, which it streamed online over the weekend. The first episode had details on Sea of Thieves, PixArk, and the Xbox version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
The Xbox Spring Update is bringing support for native 1440p, and support for Auto Low Latency Mode (i.e. TV "Game Modes") - a feature that disables TV post-processing during gameplay - is set to come later in 2018. Xbox systems will be able to tell displays to enable or disable their respective game modes automatically when the user starts or exits a game. By introducing this feature, Microsoft is removing a pain point for anyone who uses their TV for gaming and watching movies.
Microsoft is taking another step towards maximum compatibility for its Xbox consoles. This means when playing a game, screen tearing and stuttering should be removed, provided the frame rate is within the display's FreeSync range.
In this regard, some 2018 TV with the QLED technologies that Samsung has announced during the CES 2018 will also support the VRR (variable refresh rate), which may be particularly interesting for console players.
The ability to share Xbox One screenshots and game clips to Twitter, complete with hashtag content. This will allow compatible TVs, available later this year, to recognize when a game is being played and turn on game mode, or low latency mode to optimize gaming.