Get the Low Down on the New Xbox One Experience in a Preview Program Video

Xbox has posted a fairly in-depth preview video for the New Xbox One Experience, which is currently still under development, but available for a select group of preview program members.

In the video Major Nelson and Xbox Engineer Richard Irving walkthrough the many changes coming to the Xbox One’s UI in the New Xbox One Experience. It’s quite clear that MS has taken feedback from its user base to heart as many changes–both cosmetically and functionality-wise–are now baked into the Xbox One UI. The biggest change I saw is the reorganization of the home screen, which is much more streamlined now and not full of more tiles than a bathroom in Trump Tower. All important menu items are now right on the home screen, so you don’t have to scroll around to get to your pins, or other apps that you regularly use.

Another new addition is the new Xbox One Guide, which can be accessed by scrolling to the left from the home screen, or with a double tap of the Xbox button while in a game. The new guide has all sorts of useful menu items, especially the quick access to your friends list it offers. Impatient people like myself will love the fact that there is zero load time to bring up this guide, which is pretty slick and very convenient.

You can see many more of the new features coming to the Xbox One by watching the preview video above.


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