Microsoft has announced that the Xbox user interface is getting a visual overhaul, with some changes planned to roll out as a test to Xbox Insiders over the next few months.
Ivy Krislov, senior product manager for Xbox Experiences, shared an upcoming look at the new layout for the Xbox home page, revealing a cleaner, slightly more organized page. “Starting this week, a random subset of Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Skip-Ahead round will see some changes in layout, design, and ease of accessibility as we experiment with our next approaches. different approaches”, read a post announcing the plan on Xbox Wire blog post.
Several major updates have been outlined for the first round of update previews. There’s a new “jump back” row planned, designed to give players quick access to their most recently played games and apps. System apps like Settings, Store, Search, and Games & My Apps will be easier to access as they will have their own tile on Xbox Home.
There will also be “a consistent design and visual identity with an updated layout to keep the experience familiar,” and scrolling down will show players “curated categories and recommendations tailored to their playing preferences.” your game”.
The post notes that the release process will start slowly, and Xbox will iterate through the process, but a full launch of the new UI is scheduled for around 2023. It’s unclear if this will only be the case. for Xbox or not Series X | S or if it will also apply to Xbox One, although the Insider program is for both generations.
Recently, Microsoft has received some criticism from PlayStation boss Jim Ryan on handling the ex’s pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard and how long Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation after the deal.
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