A new feature has just been made available for Xbox Series X|S owners that allows players to mute unwanted ambient noises from their mics. This new feature is called Party Chat Noise Suppression and should reduce the amount of clicking, noisy breathing and chewing sounds during party chats.
This should help with the unwanted noise clutter when playing with friends so that communications can stay clean and clear especially during those high pressure moments when gaming. The new Noise Suppression feature will help keep you focused whether it be knocking down that big raid boss with your mates or during a competitive match against other players where communication is key.
Microsoft has stated that the Noise Suppression feature will be enabled by default though players can choose to toggle the feature on and off whenever they please.
“We’ve added noise suppression to parties on Xbox Series X|S consoles to help remove unwanted noises like gamepad clicks, breathing, and background noise from your parties,” explains an Xbox Support Note. “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.”
Xbox’s new noise suppression feature is similar to Discord’s Krisp audio filters and Nvidia’s Broadcast app, all of which help filter out background noise. Additionally, the new Xbox Dashboard update includes a new way to join your friends’ games.
“Now the friends you share your game clips and screenshots with can not only watch your captures, they can start playing right away on their mobile device or PC with cloud gaming. (Some games require Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for cloud gaming.) Just tap Play and start playing directly in a browser, straight from a shared clip.”
This new feature is also similar to how Google Stadia allows players to share clips and friends can jump into those games themselves and play through it.