The latest system update for the Xbox 360, available from Tuesday 31 October, will introduce 85 enhancements – including native 1080p gameplay and movie playback, via the unit’s HD DVD optional drive (pictured).
The update will be distributed via the Xbox Live network to all members (Xbox Live Silver and Xbox Live Gold). Other enhancements include expanded video playback, including the streaming of WMV video from a Windows PC running Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media Connect.
Gamers will also be able to play video files from data CDs and DVDs, as well as from storage devices like USB 2 flash drives and Xbox 360 Memory Units. The console will also support 50hz HDTV display modes, providing viewers greater choice in how they watch DVD and HD DVD content.
In addition to the video replay tweaks, Xbox Live enhancements will include the ability to automatically download newly released Xbox Live Arcade trial games.
For a complete list of these updates, visit http://www.xbox.com/live.