The software experience on an Xbox console has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception in 2013, but in its current iteration looks stale in comparison to the Xbox app on Windows PC’s, or the mobile Xbox Game Pass app on Android and iOS devices. In order to rectify this, Xbox has been hard at work on a substantial overhaul, which started with the gradual rollout of a new Microsoft Store on Xbox, which drastically improved the Store’s speed, design, and overall usability.
Microsoft has given us a glimpse of the Xbox dashboard refresh, rounded borders and animated backgrounds are on the way. pic.twitter.com/R7C87vZ3QF
— Jez (@JezCorden) August 19, 2020
Not only that, it seems the Xbox Dashboard will also benefit from these design language updates, with rounded corners, animated backgrounds, and more consistent spacing. Improvements in this area are always welcomed.
These changes won’t just be limited to Xbox consoles, however, as it seems the Android Xbox app will also be getting rebuilt with a new UI, as we reported on earlier this year, which is fantastic to see. Once all of this rolls out, the entire Xbox ecosystem should look better, run faster, and be consistently smooth no matter where you are, be it your console, your phone, or your PC.
Are you excited about this updated experience? What do you think about the changes? Let us know in the comments below!
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