The Xbox One may soon be free of a clunky design paradigm.
The Xbox One may be receiving a major UI overhaul “soon,” as evidenced by a tweet by Xbox’s Program Director, Mike Ybarra. The My Apps and My Games sections of the Xbox One’s UI have long been subject to criticism by owners of the console. My Apps and My Games handle long lists of titles in such a way that the scroll bar gets longer as the number of titles installed increases. Large collections of games, especially those including a healthy library of XBLA titles, have always been a chore to navigate through on the Xbox One.
Many users have expressed criticism of this clunky UI element, but not much has changed while other parts of the interface have received substantial makeovers. Members of the Xbox One community have even gone to the extent of creating mockups to show Microsoft how My Apps and My Games could be tweaked to be more user-friendly.
Surprisingly, Xbox’s Program Head tweeted “Soon,” in reply to one such UI mockup. While this is clearly not an announcement, it’s likely that Microsoft has been listening to user feedback. A UI update may well be on the cards. We’ll keep you posted.