Xbox Game Pass members can pre-install certain games before the subscription service launches thanks to the Xbox console update available starting today for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S.
The usual November dashboard update, arriving on the last day of the month, adds additional functionality to the three consoles. In particular, an Auto-HDR tag is added (to a paused screen when players open the guide) to let players know when this feature is active and working. Likewise, games optimized for Xbox Series X and Series S will have this badge on their icons, both on the Games tabs and in the full library of the My Games and Apps section. The filter can also be set so that only the games optimized for Series X and Series S are displayed.
The update also adds six more dynamic wallpapers that were released across the three consoles earlier this month. According to Microsoft, some of these backgrounds are “tributes to previous generations of Xbox consoles” while others are “based on popular profile themes.”
For pre-loading Game Pass games, which will be available soon, Microsoft has determined that not all games in this section have pre-installation features. The Game Pass mobile app allows players to set their download to begin the minute it becomes available on the day the game starts.
Xbox Wire has more details. Xbox Series X and Series S launched on November 10th.