AMD Radeon 19.6.1 driver has Xbox Game Pass for PC support

While all the E3 announcements are ongoing AMD has quietly pushed out a new driver out for its graphics cards: Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.1. This comes with support for Microsoft's brand new Xbox Game Pass subscription variant for PC.

It's unclear what sort of support does the driver deliver for the now over 100 games-strong subscription, however, it may be related to the new Xbox app that Microsoft pushed out along with it. In any case, Xbox Game Pass users with a graphics card from the red team are advised to install this driver.

During Microsoft's E3 Briefing, it was also confirmed that its upcoming next-generation Xbox console, codenamed Project Scarlett, is being powered by a custom chip using AMD's Zen2 and Navi architectures.

Going back to the driver, there's a single fixed issue and several known issues to look out for in this release as well:

Fixed Issues

  • AMD Link virtual or external game controllers may not function on some installs of Radeon Software.

Known Issues

  • Radeon ReLive streaming and uploading of videos and other content to Facebook™ is currently unavailable.
  • ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 may experience discrete GPU connection issues with devices disappearing from device manager when the system is idle.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and Radeon WattMan gauges may experience inaccurate fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII.
  • ACER Swift 3 with AMD Ryzen Processor may experience system instability when upgrading to Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.1 using the Custom Clean Installation option.

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.1 driver is now available to download from the AMD settings app on Windows or through the links listed on its official release notes.

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