Xbox One drops the Xbox Guide

Xbox One is dropping the Xbox 360's 'Guide' interface, Microsoft has confirmed.

Instead, pressing the Xbox button on the Xbox One controller will now take players directly to the dashboard, shrinking down whatever content they're currently running to the background.

Xbox LIVE's Larry Hryb and corporate VP Marc Whitten discussed the changes to the Xbox interface on this week's Major Nelson podcast.

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mewhy321842d ago

Oh that's great. This was one of the most things that I used most on the 360 UI. I don't care about all that crap on the dashboard. I want to push the xbox button and get my guide and bam, bam, I'm write to the frieds, message, preferences, active download, etc. What ever I want or need is quick and easy to get to. Just another reason that I've preordered the PS4/Killzone combo with extra Dualshock 4 controller.

Ksar1842d ago

don't cry, they juste renamed it. Now, it's the "Xbox button" and you can snap programs and applications.

sobotz1842d ago

"MS abandoned the Xbox Guide? No buy! I'm buying PS4!!"

some fanboy here are taking troll to a whole new level

malokevi1842d ago

I just want the paperclip back.

MarkusMcNugen1842d ago


His name was Clippy, and dont you ever forget it! lol

Pro Racer1842d ago

I never had a problem with the 360 guide - it had everything you needed in a relatively hassle-free form with NO ADS. If the new 'guide' is now just a shortcut to an ad-ridden dashboard like that of the 360, this marks a step backwards in my books.

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JBSleek1842d ago

That is some serious insecurity issues huh?

mcstorm1842d ago

@mewhy32 I don't think its as bad as it sounds as the reason why the 360 has this menu is because it could not multi task so im sure there will be an option to snap message downloads ect instead of having the menu in the middle of the screen. Also the One is a quick switching machine to where the 360 was not so you can go to the dash do what you want and go right back to your game very quick and easy so this is really not a big deal at all when you think about it.

zekk1842d ago

that may be true but people like thing that they r comfortable and familiar with. it would be nice to have something similar

StoutBEER1842d ago

Zekk I like change and am not afraid to try new things, Which (if comments on n4g are to be believed) most gamers are scared of change. XD

mcstorm1842d ago

@zekk that is the problem with the tech world in general they don't like change. Windows 8 gets a lot of stick because it is a big change. People buy a new iphone every year because it dose not change the same with the iPad and the same with the new Samsung mobiles now.

Change is not always a bad thing and there was a reason for the quick menu on the 360 where there is no need for this menu on the one. The ps3 did not have this menu and the ps4 won't have it too.

Electric-flamingo1842d ago


You had nothing better to do with your time, but go into a ms thread and write that?

You might need to do some life evaluations bud.

blackmanone1842d ago (Edited 1842d ago )

Really, you had nothing better to do with your time but go into a ms threat and write that?

You might need to do some life evaluations bud.

It goes both ways, man.

Peckyyy1842d ago (Edited 1842d ago )

why the fuck r u complaining.When you press the xbox button it will take you to the xbox dashboard and you can resume your game straight away which is basically the same way the ps3 UI works and almost definitely going to be the same with the ps4 UI and you are clearly a sony fanboy so u are basically slagging of your own console.

LAZL0-Panaflex1842d ago

Sounds cool. One giant guide. I trust Ms with the interface. That's one of the things they're really good at.

3-4-51842d ago

Yea the xbox 360 guide button was fast, efficient, simple and it worked.

Makes sense then that Microsoft would get rid of one of the flawless things about their previous console.

Face palm.

Jumper091841d ago (Edited 1841d ago )

Yeah i really dont like that idea. If i want to invite a friend to a game or party, i dont need the entire Dashboard :/

bigfish1842d ago

The only guide Xbox needs to drop is a "How to Prevent Your Xbox One from Overheating" guide

TomShoe1842d ago

I'm a PS4 fan, but your avatar makes it pretty obvious...

SolidDuck1842d ago

I wanted the blades back.

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THamm1842d ago (Edited 1842d ago )

if you press guide it will instantly minimize your game screen and take u straight to the dash, actually a good thing especially if you always tinker with different system settings like me and don't want to leave the game, but I also ordered the KZ bundle, and won't get an X1 until Kinect is separate.

dazzrazz1842d ago

Me 2 which basically means never :)

Animal Mutha 761842d ago

You might be waiting a while :-0

Loki861842d ago

I like this, makes it akin the Vita Hyper V, which I absolutely love. I think next gen is going more to an integrated friends list in the games, my guess anyways.

Elit3Nick1842d ago

Hyper V is a specific Microsoft built hypervisor, the Hyper V wouldn't be on a Vita, but a different hypervisor. Sorry, just wanted to clear that up :)

Loki861842d ago

I understand that, just referring to all hypervisors in general.

hankmoody1842d ago

If MS getting rid of the Xbox Guide is enough to make you run to the PS4, please hurry up and go, that way I run less of a risk of playing online with your neurotic self.

jamsam3601842d ago

People If you want SH*T the same then buy or keep your Xbox 360. You need to realize this is a new hardware launch it means new better interface and ui everything all NEW! If we keep Things the same things would get dull after a while.
I on the other hand embrace change! Thats the only way for things to progress!
I am very Excited for the new Generation! Please stop belly aching over oh no this is different! I appreciate that some people like what they like but change is sometimes good!Peace out!

Jumper091841d ago

Woa how do you knot that its better? The old Guide worked fine. I dont need the entire fucking dashboard.

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