New dashboard will improve experience for controller users

Whereas the new Xbox 360 dashboard looks Kinect-friendly, it will also improve the experience for controller users, according to Xbox Live’s senior director, Jose Pinero.

Speaking to CVG, Pinero said: “I was showing it to my wife and she was like, ‘oh, that’s a lot easier’. We can’t make it too easy for people, so we made it easier for someone who’s not a gamer or a tech enthusiast and then it’ll be easier for the gamer too.

I think it’s a pretty happy medium and that’s been our goal since the launch of Kinect, to make sure we’re creating great content like Star Wars, Sports and great family content, but also making sure we’re not losing the Gears of War, Halo and Call of Duty fans that really built the Xbox brand.

He continued: “So making sure we’ve got great content for both audiences in a combined platform is a big challenge. I think the new dashboard is still super-fast to navigate around.

The new dashboard update is expected to drop in November.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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