One of the key areas where Microsoft has somewhat lagged behind this generation has been the dashboard, which has been somewhat clunky and slow over the lifespan of the Xbox One. As Microsoft prepares for the Xbox Series X, the dashboard UI is getting an overhaul, reworking the interface for a speeder experience.
As part of the blog post introducing these updates, Microsoft said: “Xbox Series X will set a new bar for speed when it launches this November, and we’re taking the same approach to accelerate experiences across Xbox. The Xbox Velocity Architecture and Quick Resume technology make games quicker to launch, and we knew we also wanted to make them faster to discover, talk about, and download – even while you’re away from your console.”
In the video above, you get a tour of the new user interface, which will also carry over to the Xbox mobile app and the Xbox Game Pass app on PC. According to Microsoft, this new home screen is 50 percent faster to load and is 30 percent faster when resuming a game. The new interface also uses 40 percent less memory.
A lot of these upgrades will look a tad familiar at this point, as they have been tested in the Xbox Insider Program for a while now. At this point, everything has come together and Microsoft has put the finishing touches on it, getting it ready in time for the Xbox Series X launch this November.
KitGuru Says: What do you all think of the new Xbox dashboard? From the sounds of it, a lot of these upgrades are also going to be seen in the PC app for Xbox Game Pass users and the mobile app for Xbox Game Streaming too.