Microsoft has introduced a much-needed noise suppression feature for Xbox Series X/S which is available right now as part of its latest update. This will essentially eliminate heavy breathing, clicks, background noises and music in party chats in case you’re part of a noisy group. The feature is enabled by default though you can toggle it on or off.
Xbox revealed that the noise suppression feature for Xbox Series X/S will be implemented to remove background noise, clicks, heavy breathing (which some party chats are quite guilty of) and a host of other sounds that might intrude the listening experience. The feature is similar to Discord’s Krisp audio filters and Nvidia’s Broadcast app that allow PC users to filter out background noises.
Xbox’s support notes how players will be able to toggle noise suppression on or off as it’s enabled by default:
“If you want to keep some types of background noise in your parties, like music, you can also turn noise suppression off. Just open the guide, scroll to Parties & chats, and select Options. There you can enable or disable noise suppression.”
In related news, Xbox Game Pass is adding a variety of new titles this September ranging from Metal: Hellsinger to Disney Dreamlight Valley and more. However, some games will also be leaving the service including Final Fantasy XIII, Aragami 2 and A Plague Tale: Innocence, among others. Make sure you download and play them before they’re removed from Game Pass on 15 September.
Microsoft reported that sales for Xbox Series X/S are gradually increasing, though the company announced that it has no plans to increase the price of its hardware in light of Sony announcing a price hike for PS5 in select regions. Xbox Game Pass is retaining a large subscriber base too across console and PC.