New Xbox One dashboard and backward compatibility coming in November

It’s been no secret that the Xbox One dashboard has had its fair share of criticism since its launch, but that could be about to change as November will see a complete re-design. We rant about the outrage over the Street Fighter V character R. Mika, the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Augmented pre-order bonuses, and Youtuber’s being paid off to speak positively about the Xbox One.


A new guide that can be accessed from the home menu or with a double tap of the Xbox button. We’re redesigning Home to make it faster and easier to get to the things you love. The Xbox One dashboard will be redesigned with a “faster and easier interface”.

According to Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox, November’s update will see the “fastest and most social Xbox experience ever”. Xbox actually recognizes how the landscape of console gaming is constantly changing and tries its best to cope with new challenges.

Although the console wars aren’t as heated as they used to be, Microsoft still has to face the facts: the Xbox One has struggled to keep up with the PS4’s sales, leaving the newest-generation Xbox with a lot of catching up to do heading into the 2015 holiday season.

Microsoft Studios is the video game production wing for Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Games for Windows and Windows Phone platforms. This is a big deal for gamers who have Xbox 360 games left and a dead Xbox 360 console.

You can then opt-in by selecting “Preview – New Xbox One Experience”. Besides Cortana, a refreshed OneGuide will give users access to games as well as video and television trending on Xbox Live. From OneGuide, you can see a list of current trending live TV shows with the most viewers at that moment on Xbox. TV listings now appear instantly, and in-full screen, and there’s even a picture-in-picture mode, allowing you to multitask while you watch TV.



More than 100 Xbox 360 titles will be playable on Xbox One this fall, with more scheduled for the coming months. An improved Store will separate four easy to navigate areas: Games, Movies & TV, Apps, and Music. Purchases will be further spotlighted with categories such as Staff Picks, Top Played, Top Rated and more. If you don’t want to test the new dashboard, you don’t have to, Microsoft will be sending out Xbox Live messages to preview members with an opt-in option.

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