While the world waits with bated breath for Microsoft to launch the XBox Series X later this year, the tech giant is busy ramping up the appeal. This is their second announcement with respect to UX on its devices this year. Microsoft has now revealed an update to the Xbox UX for a ‘unified Xbox experience’ that places users and gamers at the centre of work.
Here are some of the improvements made to the UX, going by the official statement.
The revamp comes extra buttons and an assurance that the page is easier to navigate through. Users can easily navigate between the dashboard, My Games, My Apps and other recent things you were busy on. Also has options of search, notifications and audio settings.
Connecting with friends
With the notification bell, the interface now allows you to keep track of all invites and notifications all at the same place. These notifications include ones across all Xbox apps. Similarly, all your chats are now focused into a single tab, with individual volume controls for each party member.
For those getting into gaming and the Xbox experience for the first time, Microsoft’s got you covered. Guide pages are easier to follow now, with shortcuts and button commands more conveniently synced. You’ll also have hints throughout the experience, tailored to the needs of the novices.
The interface will also feature all of the screenshots, videoclips and posts created and shared by users and players on the Xbox. Microsoft says it’s making engaging with such content easier. Similarly, players will be able to experiment with different themes for their profiles.
Multiple device sign-in
Some time back, Microsoft had announced plans of launching Game Pass as an app on Android. Keeping up with the theme, Microsoft has stated that players will be able to sign in to as many Xboxes and Xbos apps as they’d like, simultaneously.
Xbox insiders will be privy to some new features detailed on the company’s blog. These new features are part of the UX overhaul at Microsoft that will culminate with the launch of the Xbox Series X later this year, in November.