November is set to be a massive month for the Xbox One as it marks the month when Microsoft plans to roll-out the new Xbox Experience, powered by Windows 10, their latest and greatest operating system.
But things aren’t all going to happen at once as Microsoft want things to work as they should when the OS rolls out fully. So they’ve detailed exactly when players can get their hands on the new Xbox Experience and what exactly it’ll include.
In addition to an entirely new interface, the new Xbox Experience comes with Xbox 360 backwards compatibility with over 100 games set to be compatible; a new guide lets you navigate to the things you want easily, without flipping between panels and pages, new community features; a revamped OneGuide making it easier to navigate TV and movies; and a new store update that’ll let you find the things you’re looking for easier.
More details on the exact features can be found over on the Xbox Wire.
For those on the Preview Program, listen up, because for some, you’re going to have to put some work in. As Microsoft prepares for the global launch, they’re hoping to enlist the help of preview members to fix any bugs ahead of time.
In the next couple of weeks, Microsoft plans to invite a very select few Preview Members who actively report issues, and have opted into the new experience preview program. It won’t roll out to everyone at the same time, as I said, it’s to a select few members who “have historically submitted the most feedback”.
If you’re lucky to receive a message asking if you want to be a part of the preview, you’ll then have to opt-in via the preview dashboard, from here you can select the “Preview – New Xbox One Experience” button. This will only roll out to very small groups first so the engineers at Microsoft can fix any problems, then it’ll slowly roll out to more groups as time goes on.
If you choose not to participate, you’ll continue to get “regular” Preview Program updates going forward and you won’t be removed from the preview program, this is just a preview program preview program…
Unfortunately Microsoft hasn’t given a set date as to when the new Xbox Experience will launch, so stay tuned in the next couple of months for more information.