Microsoft’s Xbox One is set to receive an overhaul to its interface via a new software update.
Writing on the official Microsoft blog, Xbox’s Corporate Vice President of Platform Engineering Mike Ybarra says that “this release is the next major update for gaming on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and is designed to make the Xbox gaming experience more fun, personalized, and social than ever.”
According to him, “we’ve heard feedback from our fans that they want the ability to customize Home the way they want. This new experience on Xbox One gives gamers more choice and delivers fun faster. Updates to Home, Guide and Community are available today, with updates to Avatars, Game Hubs, Profiles and more coming this fall. Windows 10 PCs will also receive updates to the Game bar and Gaming settings menu.”
The headliner items here include the introduction of a new design system called Microsoft Fluent Design, tab flyouts, guided layouts and a new Activity Feed for the community-driven section of the console’s backend.
“This is just the beginning of some major updates arriving for Xbox gamers later this year. We’ll be introducing plenty of new features in the coming months across Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, Mixer, and mobile devices designed to make your gaming experiences all about you,” Ybarra says.
Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Ring will get a first look at the update from today.