Today, Microsoft announced the first preview build of Xbox One version 1811, which is rolling out to Insiders on the Preview Alpha ring. Version 1811 is a minor feature update, a monthly update that follows the 1810 major feature update.
The biggest new feature is that it includes mouse and keyboard support, something that was originally announced last month. The first game that will support it is Warframe, and games will be added at the developer's discretion. After all, there are some games where a mouse and keyboard could give you a significant competitive advantage, so Microsoft is leaving the decision up to those that know the game best, the people that made it.
Update: Mouse and keyboard support is coming soon.
Search is also being expanded to include more sources. It will now automatically show results from games that are ready to install, as well as games that you have from subscriptions like Xbox Game Pass.
There are some things that have been fixed:
My Games and Apps
- Fixed navigation issues in My Games and Apps that caused some users not able to select certain tiles in their collection.
- We have fixed the issue users were experiencing with the crashing of games or the Youtube app when you are either launching or resuming the Youtube app and switching between games and the app.
- System Memory and Performance fixes in this build to help with system and spatial audio performance.
And of course, there are some known issues:
- It can take up to 10 seconds to view an Avatar on the profile screen after creating a new Avatar.
- The volume up and down is not functioning when using the media remote. Workaround – Use your TV remote or voice controls.
My Games and Apps
- We are tracking an issue in which game and app updates are not automatically downloading and installing.
- We are tracking an issue in which the console is fully powering off when it is placed into Instant On mode.
- Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
- Predictive text in not working in the Virtual Keyboard.
Microsoft also noted that some Insiders might see experimental features. These are meant to gauge interest and collect feedback, and they may or may not be included in the final update.