Microsoft will this week launch a new test version for the Xbox console’s revamped home screen. As you are well aware, the company has been experimenting with several changes to the home screen since a few months to improve the user experience. As reported via the official Xbox website, the new design, which has some simplifications to make it more intuitive Will be available in the coming days to all users who are members of Xbox Insiders.
“Starting this week, users will be able to preview a new version of their Start experience,” wrote Ivy Krislove, a senior product manager lead at Microsoft. “This updated design incorporates all the learnings from our previous experiments as well as the feedback we’ve heard from you.” Krislov highlights observations about previous experiments, saying that the top of the house felt crowded and crowded It didn’t leave enough room to “enjoy your background”,
“We design hundreds of options, then refine with prototypes, and finally user test in our research labs until we find what we hope you love. Balances the experience, reach, function and needs of our community, We look forward to hearing your opinion. We’ve also updated the ‘My Games & Apps’ tile (the first tile in the second row) to let you know when something is new or needs your attention,” wrote Krislov.
Key Features of the New Start Menu
The innovations of this new version can be summarized in three major points:
- Make it easy to navigate your library Put the Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass, Search and Settings at the top of your Start by introducing a new quick access menu.
- Simplify the layout and leave more space To show your background by reducing the size of some tiles and moving them to the bottom of the screen.
- add a game art feature Responsive to update the default background and display the beautiful art associated with each title when you hover over the tiles.