Xbox One’s ‘Recents’ home screen based on 360 users’ playing habits

The Xbox One’s main menu — the screen that pops up when a user logs in, and the screen the console snaps to whenever that user presses the controller’s Home button — is composed mainly of five icons showing the last five games and applications used on that console.

Users can still pin their favorite games and applications to a menu just to the left of the home screen, but the console’s opening screen lets players hop into whatever it is they were doing previously.

That setup, Albert Penello of Xbox One’s planning team explained during a TGS 2013 demo, is an example of how Microsoft turned to Xbox 360 users’ habits when designing the new console’s interface.

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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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