Everyone is losing their minds over the Xbox Series X, but Xbox One just got its killer feature

By Kirk McKeand, Monday, 24 February 2020 14:28 GMT

Do you get sick of getting up to press a button and take a disc out of your Xbox One? Well, now you don’t have to.

Believe it or not, the ability to eject a disc from the Xbox One controller has been one of the most requested features for the console since it launched around seven years ago. Finally, it’s here. Get pumped (in the American way, not the Scottish way – unless you fancy celebrating like that, you do you).

Xbox One now allows you to eject a disc – an actual physical disc, remember those? – by pressing the X button on your controller while hovering over the media on your home screen. If you train your cat to also remove the disc and put it back into its case, you never have to leave your sofa again.

Joking aside, the reason the feature is so requested is because the console’s eject button is prone to damage after seven years of use. If your button doesn’t work, now there’s another option that isn’t speaking to Alexa like someone with cabin fever.

The feature is currently rolling out to insiders, so it’ll be coming to everyone else in a future update at some point. The feature existed on Xbox 360 so it’s nice to see it back, even if my cat is an idiot who hates me and will never follow my commands.

Microsoft also just released some not as exciting news, confirming the Xbox Series X will have 12 teraflops. That is six more teraflops than the Xbox One X and one-and-a-bit more teraflops than the advertised max for Google Stadia. Basically, that’s a lotta flops. Cheers.

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