Microsoft Rolls Out New Xbox Home

Over on the Xbox Wire, Ivy Krislov, Senior Product Manager Lead, unveiled a new update for both Xbox Series and Xbox One consoles today.

01 Top of Home Hero d0abc3e44819903010b2

According to Krislov, the update was designed with player feedback in mind, making it easier to discover games, rediscover old games, and connect with communities.

  1. With a new quick-access menu, it is now easier to go to your Library, the Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass, Search, and Settings at the top of your Home screen.
  2. A new space for personalized background by simplifying the layout and putting the games you recently played and other content and apps towards the bottom of the screen.
  3. The option to change your background to match the game you’re highlighting
  4. Improves game discovery with lists of games curated and personalized for you
  5. Customize your experience by pining your favourite games, curated and system groups. 02 My favorites f9e0eacb5576c0f13294
  6. It helps you find what’s going on in your community through the updated Friends & Community Updates row.
  7. Shows you what media apps and content are available via the Watch & Listen spotlight

“When we first showed Xbox Insiders what we were working on, we heard your feedback clearly – you wanted more room to show off custom backgrounds or game art, quicker navigation options, and more personalization,” Krislov noted.

The update is rolling out to a subset of Xbox consoles, with some customers waiting a few weeks before they see it.