The start of the year is a great time for Xbox One players. Not only is the team back in the drawing boards working on a new update, but a myriad of games on beta are slated to hit or have already hit the next-gen console.

“Gigantic” is getting a beta update

The Xbox One console exclusive “Gigantic” title will receive a new major update for the game’s beta run. Dated to come on Jan. 20, the new update beta 2.0 will bring in a lot of new features.

According to GameSpot, the biggest feature to debut would be the 24/7 availability of the beta, a big changed from the time-specific access from before. Cross-play is another great feature coming to “Gigantic” beta 2.0, so friends who are either on the Xbox One or PC can play together.

Those who have been playing the beta before will need to make use of new redemption keys. Developer Motiga will be releasing new keys and instructions on how to install the new beta, as the 2.0 update will also come with a transfer to a new beta client.

“Tom Clancy’s The Division” beta landing first on Xbox One

Fans who have been looking forward to “The Division” beta need to mark down its initial date, Jan. 28. However, this date is for Xbox One owners, who will be able to sample the beta a day earlier than PS4 and PC players, who will start on Jan. 29, VG 247 reported. This gives a total of four days for Xbox One players and three days for PS4 and PC users.

As far as the launch of “The Division” is concerned, Ubisoft has not yet released an official launch date. However, there are already a handful of leaks, such as the graphics options of the PC version. PC Gamer noted that there are 25 graphics options, including Vignette Effect, Enable Wind-affected Snow, Shadow Quality and Sharpen Image.

“Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2” beta comparisons

Electronic Arts’ newest shooter has finally debuted on beta for the Xbox One and PS4. Now that the beta run is nearing its end, comparisons between the platforms have started to arrive.

Gearnuke reported that the differences of resolutions—900p on Xbox One, 1080p on PS4—for the first title appears to be seeing a repeat for the sequel. This resulted in a rather blurry Xbox One quality when put side-by-side to the crisp PS4 screens, seen in the link above. “Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2” is coming to platforms on Feb. 23.

"Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2" beta gameplay (Credit: YouTube/ZackScottGames)