Microsoft Teases Fans With Sneak Peak Of Xbox One New User Interface; Update Set To Be Released Next Week

By Allan , Updated Jan 20, 2017 06:45 PM EST

Mike Ybarra, head of platforming engineering of Xbox, was recently on a live stream and teasing fans with Xbox One’s upcoming new user interface. Ybarra broadcasted a sneak peek of the exciting new features to expect when the update is available for everyone to download. The update is expected to be ready next week.

While Ybarra was talking online with Xbox One gamers and fans, he shared a few things about the new user interface and said it should be ready early next week for testing by the members of Xbox Insider Program. He showed a number of screenshots which showed how easier it is to use and to multitask including seeing the clock and the battery life indicator without the need to go to the home screen as described in a report from Power Up Gaming.

It can be remembered that Ybarra explained in a blog post why Xbox is getting a new user interface. They want to provide better gaming experience and performance for the player with the new user interface. According to the blog, even the most common task will be made easier like pulling up the newly improved guide at a touch of a button, record clips faster and access all captures in the Guide. And on top of that, they have also added new features like Achievement tracking overlay, Cortana design, Gamerscore Leaderboard, background music and controls. All of which to give the player an enhanced gaming experience.

Another main feature that Xbox One wants to improve is instantly streaming a player’s gameplay through Beam as stated in the reports. It should connect easily with an Xbox Live account so players can quickly go live without any hassle. The best thing about it is that it doesn’t need any software download and viewers from all over the world can see and interact with it.

There is no announced date yet when the update will be officially ready but it is assumed that it will be anytime soon.

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