New Xbox One Update Preview Expanding to More Users Soon

All Preview Program members who opted in will be accepted in the next day or so.


More people will soon be able to test out the New Xbox One Experience dashboard update. Everyone who opted in should be accepted within the next 24 hours "or so," partner director Mike Ybarra said on Twitter.

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The New Xbox One Experience preview opened in September, at which time Microsoft invited select Preview Program members to try it out. Microsoft has regularly expanded the availability of the preview since then, culminating now with the acceptance of everyone who originally opted in.

Included with the New Xbox One Experience is a long list of changes and new features, perhaps the most notable of which is backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games. The update also completely overhauls the Home screen to make it "faster and easier." In addition, there is a new Community section to help make the console "more social." It also comes with a "revamped OneGuide" that aims to be the one destination you need for TV, movies, and video apps. On top of that, the update introduces Xbox One button-mapping support for all controllers.

The New Xbox One Experience will be available for everyone sometime in November. Microsoft has not yet announced an official release date, though today's news suggests its arrival might be imminent. For more, check out this overview video.

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