We’ve seen glimpses of what the Xbox ecosystem will look like when it begins rolling out the new aesthetic. Today, we get another look at what this new system will look like, which seeks to unify both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X. In that sense, you’ll find familiarity between both consoles and that’s a generally good idea when Xbox is looking to create unity.
In the video, we get a great look at the UI for the Xbox Series X, the Xbox One, and PC, and Android (ask Apple why it isn’t on iOS). I like how I can seamlessly change between consoles and have the same experience. As it is, I hate the Xbox One’s UI and that’s before the most recent update that streamlined several things. It’s confusing and it’s still not up to par with what I’d want out of a console. However, I do like the new UI that is coming.
The new Xbox look and feel is designed to be faster to use, more approachable and visually appealing. This holiday it will be shared across all Xbox mobile apps, Xbox Game Pass on PC, and of course Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles. Text is more readable, elements on the screen are easier to understand at a glance, and accomplishing your tasks is faster than ever. This includes tile shape, fonts, and updated illustration style, and more. The overall layout of most of the console pages remains familiar, just faster and more focused.