Xbox is preparing to make a number of substantial changes to its console interface. Thus, we can expect a pretty big redesign in the future. Although most of the public will have to wait until next year to see these new features in action, some users will already be able to access these improvements starting this week.
Through its official site, it has been confirmed that the next Xbox update will be available to a random selection of Xbox Insider users starting tomorrow, while the rest will have to wait until 2023. The changes go beyond a redesign of the main page, since we will also have access to:
-The new ability to “Re-enter”, with which we will have quick access to the latest games and applications.
-We will be able to easily access important system apps like Settings, Store, Search and My games, as well as apps with their own dedicated tiles in Xbox Home.
-You will be able to appreciate a consistent design, as well as visual identifiers with updated designs to maintain the already known experience.
-When we scroll to the bottom, we can see several selected categories and recommendations tailored to our gaming preferences.
Here’s what Ivy Krislov, senior product manager for Xbox Experiences, had to say about it:
“We know that the Xbox home page is where our players spend the most time, and it’s a very personal space. We also know that we can always be listening and learning how we can do better here while keeping your experience fast and familiar. With that, we’re kicking off a multi-month series of experiments to learn how to create a more personalized home screen experience and address some of the biggest trends and requests from fans.”
Although it is expected that Xbox makes a series of changes to the interface of its consoles in the coming months, the update will be available to the public at some point in 2023 for all users. On related topics, a new update to the Xbox Series X|S arrived this week. Similarly, a new Elite control has been revealed.
The user interface on Xbox isn’t bad, but it isn’t great either. Although the images show something similar to what we currently have, it seems that the changes will be worth it.