Microsoft planning Xbox dashboard UI and tile changes

According to the Verge Microsoftis preparing to update its Xbox 360 with another dashboard update.The dashboard update will enter into a public beta in late June or early July, with changes and updates in preparation for the next-generation Xbox.Microsoft is also said to be tweaking the look of the Xbox dashboard, with the possibility of darker or lighter themes.

The Verge alsounderstand Microsoft is aiming to ensure Xbox 360 users can transition over to the next-generation console and interact with existing Xbox 360 users using messaging, beacons, and achievements.Microsoft will alsophase out the use of its Points systemwith this dashboard update, replacing it with currency and gift card options. We’re told that the final update will be made available, providing the public beta testing goes to plan, in August.Microsoft is holding a special event at its campus in Redmond on May 21st to unveil the next-generation Xbox.

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Steven Bourke

No longer writes for Console Monster... had a good journey with the team but a new horizon awaits.

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