After fans complained about the background clutter of the new Xbox user interface, Microsoft is overhauling the Xbox Home.
It was last year that Microsoft released a new user interface for Home Xbox as a test, which in the year It will be released in 2023, but fans are not happy with its outdated tiled interface, which makes the console’s dynamic background and wallpaper invisible. The new Xbox interface looks like a giant ad for the Xbox Game Pass service, and now Microsoft has admitted that it looks a bit crowded.
Ivy Krislov“We heard from you that the ads above Home didn’t leave enough room to enjoy the foreground and felt crowded,” Xbox’s chief experience officer wrote in a blog post. We are working to balance experience, accessibility and performance with the needs of the user community and want to bring you a great and fresh Home experience.”
Microsoft has now removed the new user interface for testers, halting the experience to prepare for bigger changes. Krislov says the Xbox team will share more information about the new Xbox Home interface soon: “Thanks for all your feedback. It’s a key part of our process, and our team is working hard to incorporate it into the user experience and make it available for you to use.”
We can hope that this new user interface will be similar to the conceptual designs of the users, which puts the foreground in the center of the experience and makes many more personalization capabilities available.
It’s gratifying that Microsoft cares about fan feedback about this part of the Xbox user interface. The company has redesigned the Xbox dashboard several times over the past decade; But now the dashboard seems to be largely on the right track, with only a new Home Xbox interface and some improvements for Xbox DVR is required to complete.
Microsoft has added several useful features to the Xbox Dashboard over the past few years, including integration with Discord, night mode, a 4K dashboard, and a few settings to save power.