Microsoft news recap: Xbox gains FPS Boost feature for backwards compatible games, Microsoft Flight Simulator gets UK & Ireland update, and more

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

New FPS Boost feature on Xbox Series X|S brings frame rate improvements to select backwards compatible games

Backwards compatible games on Xbox Series X|S are getting some additional enhancements, thanks to a new feature called FPS Boost. Whilst only a small selection of games will support the feature at first, games that do benefit will often see their framerate doubled, in some cases to 120 FPS.

Xbox Series X|s Fps Boost

Microsoft Garage announces Journal, a new ink first note-taker with AI super powers

A new app has been introduced through the Microsoft Garage. Called Journal, it’s a note-taking app that provides an ink-first experience, whilst utilising AI to supercharge your note taking. It’s ideal for Surface device owners.

Microsoft Garage Journal

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update III: United Kingdom & Ireland is now available

The latest world update for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been released, focusing on the United Kingdom and Ireland, providing enhanced visuals and more detail to the world. Included within the update is hand-crafted airports, such as Barra, Liverpool, and others.

Microsoft’s new $99 Xbox Wireless headset to launch on March 16, pre-order it now

Out of the middle of nowhere, Microsoft has announced its latest Xbox accessory, the Xbox Wireless Headset. Launching on March 16 for $99, the new headset packs a punch, with a range of features, including multiple surround sound audio formats including Dolby Atmos, as well as mic indicator lighting, and more. It will use the same wireless connectivity as Xbox wireless controllers, to provide low-latency audio, whilst also having support for Bluetooth to connect to non-Xbox devices.

New Xbox Wireless Headset

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.