Microsoft is currently working at full speed on a new design for the “Home Experience” on the Xbox consoles. Now the manufacturer has presented a first glimpse of what to expect from Xbox owners. But until then, we have to be patient.
Xbox Series X|S: Main menu gets an update
So far, the main menu on the consoles has proven itself, but Microsoft would like to revamp the home screenso that the dashboard is visually closer to the Xbox TV app and is therefore clearer.
Xbox Experiences Product Manager Ivy Krislov spoke on the official blog. There she announces that Microsoft is now beginning a test phase. The menu is to be experimented with for several monthsto find out how to make it more personal and more responsive to trends and what players want.
For the tests come again Xbox Insider – a group of passionate fans who provide the company with “feedback on the latest Xbox system updates, as well as features and games that are still in development for both Xbox consoles and Windows 10/11 devices.”
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Clearer home screen for Xbox Series X|S: The tiles remain
On the blog, Krislov confirms that the project will take some time to complete. Because of this, the update will be rolled out slowly and continually improved over the course of the process. “We look forward to launching this new, better home experience with your help in 2023,” it said (source: Xbox).
The starting signal has already been given, because a first preview update has been integrated. The published image shows that Microsoft is sticking to the practical tilesbut there are a few small changes:
Microsoft is busy working on the new Xbox menu. (Image source: Xbox)
- The new “skip back” row gives you quick access to your recently played games and apps.
- Easy access to key system apps like Settings, Store, Search, and My Games & Apps with custom tiles on Xbox Home.
- Unified design and visual identifiers with updated layouts to keep the experience familiar.
- If you scroll down, you’ll see curated categories and recommendations tailored to your gaming preferences.