Xbox One New Update Bringing ‘Fluent Design’, Introducing Fully Customizable Dashboard

This is what they should have led with in the first place…

Posted By | On 08th, Aug. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Look, the Xbox One UI is a disaster. It was terrible at launch, it’s barely better now after Microsoft has been steadily working on it over the last few years. The fact of the matter is that having a Windows inspired UI simply does not work for a console and controller paradigm. Something tailored to the controller, like the PS4 or Switch UIs, will always be superior.

Microsoft seems to have gotten the message- their new update, available to insiders already, introduces a design language called ‘Fluent Design’, and the focus of this paradigm is to emphasize speediness and customizability to the Xbox One dashboard experience.

“We’ve heard feedback from our fans that they want the ability to customize Home the way they want. This new experience on Xbox One gives gamers more choice and delivers fun faster”, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said, explaining the mindset behind the new update.

The dashboard has now taken cues from PS4 and Nintendo Switch, apparently, and lets you fully customize the layout of the home screen, keeping content you want front and center, and getting rid of swathes of tiles you don’t care for.

You can check out the video for this new update for yourself below. Presumably, this update will be out in time for the Xbox One X’s release later this year.

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  • Fweds

    Nice, though I like the current Dashboard.

  • Troy Marcel

    It’s growing on me, still has its small issues but its a nicer looking dash with the aero look

  • Smart guy

    Yeah, no there is nothing wrong with the dash at all! Lol

  • Mr Xrat

    Change the UI, tinker with it for six months, it gets worse, change the UI, tinker with it for six months, it gets worse, change the UI…

    Meanwhile unpaid beta testers, sorry, “loyal Preview members” get to enjoy bugs and inconvenience.

    • ProAssassin84

      Now they gave up and copied the best Ui the PS4s.

    • Fweds

      Sony’s dashboard is abysmal, you could do the entire PS4 dashboard on Xbox One on the home page simply using pins.

    • ProAssassin84

      You’re not very smart. PS4s Ui is the best out there. That’s why Switch and now Xbox is copying it. It’s very intuitive, sleek and sorted beautifully. Xbox 1 Ui is terrible in so many ways. You must be a total Xbox Fangirl to say PS4s Ui is abysmal because nobody agrees with you.

    • Fweds

      Funny you should say about the beta testers, if your Xbox got bricked whilst in the program MS will give you a brand new console.

      Sony on the other hand warn beta testers “All at their own risk”

      Sony for the Payers.


      Nice fake Upvotes to get yourself to the top of the comments.


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