GC 2013: Xbox One Hardware UI Screenshots Released

Microsoft has released some screenshots for Xbox One’s UI.

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THC CELL1735d ago

Looks too much like Windows 8 what I hate. But as always we will cope as long it plays games

Christopher1735d ago

Metro UI is here to stay. It's the new "start menu". I'm not a big fan either, but it's not like someone is coming out with a better option to compete with them any time soon.

abzdine1735d ago

windows comment!!

Magicite1735d ago

Sir, uve got a crazy amount of bubbles.

abzdine1735d ago (Edited 1735d ago )

it's crazy how similar to W8 that looks.. damn!

JokesOnYou1735d ago

Its a bit annoying on pc without a touchscreen, I just go to classic view on my laptop, but here I think it looks great for the X1 UI. Why wouldn't they use it, its their baby and it integrates all microsoft products, it would be stupid not to build a ecosystem like that.

ScepticTankAvenger1735d ago

I'm skipping Windows this generation. Buying me a Mac Mini. The Windows 8 UI is just too much of a turn off for me.

otherZinc1735d ago

Haters will hate all day, that's awesome. People don't have to use the features, however, most will.

vigilante_man1735d ago

It looks awful. I have Win 8.1 preview as well as win 7. It only really works on touch screen tech.

I am looking forward to using the PS4 interface but it will also take time to get used to. But I hope MS dith this touchscreen UI.

HammadTheBeast1735d ago


Cause the majority of people think Metro is trash, yet MS are too stubborn to change it.

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uncharted561735d ago

I hate the windows 8 interface it works well for a touch interface but sucks for others. There is a reason why they are officially bringing back the start button. I think it will such for this too because it can take forever with the control but kinect will probably make it easier.

Godmars2901734d ago

A PC OS as "popular" as Windows.

Sadly you need MS money to take on MS.

RememberThe3571734d ago

I love Windows 7 and I see no reason to "upgrade."

For the Xbone though this looks perfect.

dredgewalker1734d ago (Edited 1734d ago )

For windows 8 it is really, really annoying and it made me angry using it, but for the Xbox One it works since you can use kinect for it.

falcon971734d ago

It's not as inventive as WiiU's UI with about 500 mii's in real time running under their favourite game badges and you can friend request any1 right on the UI,this xbox 1 UI looks rubbish abit like a smart phone or windows 8 ???

CommonSense1734d ago

Looks nice and clean for a console dashboard, to me.

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iamnsuperman1735d ago (Edited 1735d ago )

I an on the fence with Windows 8. I think it looks good here and on tablets but their smartphone windows 8 style is awful and I don't think it looks that good on a PC when it doesn't have a touch screen

Christopher1735d ago

My biggest complaints?

1. Metro UI only works on one monitor on PC.
2. You can only split a screen in Metro UI as 20%/80% and that's it.

It's clearly a UI designed for tablets only and forced limitations PC users have to deal with.

I know I work in desktop mode, but that can mean other issues in Metro UI integration (must be run in Win7 mode or Win8 mode, no hybrid).

nick3091735d ago

I prefer windows 8 than windows 7... You dont have to use the metro menu for pc stuff at all .

wicked1735d ago (Edited 1735d ago )

I moved to windows 8, works like 7 when you flip to desktop. But metro is good for quick glance at new email, appointments etc also some good apps in store now. But like @cgoodno, I would like one monitor with the metro screen and my other 2 with the desktop on. Win8 works great on my tablet and even my 8 year old son is a wiz with it, he was showing my wife how to personalise her profile! so it's not difficult to pick up and use.

kaozgamer1735d ago


Agreed. However they now have the 50/50 split in windows 8.1 preview

MasterCornholio1735d ago

I have windows 8 on my Samsung series 5 Ultra book and it does take time to get used to it. But after a while the start menu doesn't bother me at all plus there are many things that I find easier to do with 8 than Vista (from my last computer).

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Christopher1734d ago

@timotim: If true, that is excellent news and may get me back on Win8. I'll keep an eye out for it. Thanks.

dredgewalker1734d ago

I'll keep my Windows 7, there's not much benefit for me upgrading to 8. I'm not having problems with my memory and I'm certainly not digging that interface after trying it out on my gf's laptop. It irritates me that it's not intuitive and even shutting it down is a chore. My mind simply refuses to learn Windows 8.

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thehitman1735d ago

Ya my laptop has windos 8 and I dont really like it too much. Its not good for tech savy people(ironic) cus they switched so many things around and that metro thing is quite annoying. I am glad they put the start menu back however, but pressing the window key and the start menu not popping up is quite still annoying.

Blaze9291735d ago

"Its not good for tech savy people(ironic) cus they switched so many things"

please, do tell me more.

thehitman1735d ago

For example finding and changing all of the regular things you would want to do on a PC like the administrative settings very hard to locate at first while using metro. Simple shortcuts are no longer there like mycomputer they tried to streamline everything but the differences are so night and day its really a completely different OS and you have to learn it again from the top down unlike all previous versions of windows.

IronFistChinMi1734d ago

It's actually easier to find those features with Win8, just start typing and it will come up. You can also pin them to the Metro.

Sounds like you need to spend more time with it, or you don't actually have it.

thehitman1734d ago (Edited 1734d ago )

@iron i shouldnt have to guess where functions are they should just show up and be obvious. If I am looking for a certain settings/function its very hard to find where it is especially since MS changes a lot of locations where things are. I dont want to search everything I want a list of options which metro doesnt allow easily.

MarkusMcNugen1734d ago

Right clicking the bottom left of the screen may help you out a little bit.


Athonline1734d ago

I am doing software development for some time now and found Windows 8 much easier to navigate around. In fact I know prefer using Win8 over OS X and Linux.

Why should a simply menu define you? Back in <WIndows 95, we didn't have start menus, OS X doesn't have one... same with GTK+ (GNOME) UIs in Linux...

If you are a tech savy person, then the UI and the platform shouldn't be a problem...

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nukeitall1735d ago

I like the Metro look. It is very clean, simple and easy to read.

Most other recent UI, is extremely hard to read and is messy.

As cgoodno said, until something better is shown, Metro is da sh!t.

GiantEnemyCrab1735d ago

Agree THC but that is a hard pill to swallow. Yikes, that looks cluttered and ugly.

H0RSE1734d ago (Edited 1734d ago )

I don't mind the Windows 8 UI, except when it's on Windows 8, because it's actually practical on other devices.

Something I don't like from the screens, is that they kept the location of notifications at the bottom center of the screen. I was hoping the notifications would be much more low profile and dedicated to one of the corners of the screen.

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sobotz1735d ago

Multitasking while playing a game is awesome

rainslacker1735d ago

I know while I"m pulling off those 10 hit combos in my games I've always thought to myself that I'd want to go onto Bing and search out information on the newest Star Trek movie. Real gamers use Bing.

sobotz1735d ago

Yeah, it's a sweet feature. Finally I can snap GameFAQS while playing my games too.

DoomeDx1735d ago

^ Glad I have a PC right next to my console. I only have to turn around 90 degrees and there it is! A pc!

SniperControl1735d ago (Edited 1735d ago )


I think Rain was being sarcastic dude........


I for one always have a laptop, tablet, smart phone free at hand to look up anything i need whilst gaming.

Mike134nl1735d ago

I don't think it is as much about multitasking but about snapping between different applications without delay and snapping back.

BluEx6101735d ago

I'm going to troll my friends Xbox One, and say "Xbox, Bing Back Door Sluts 9" While they're playing a game lol.

But on the real, snap mode is nice to have, but I personally rather use my phone, tablet or PC instead of having something blocking my screen and me talking to my TV lol.

deadie1735d ago

"Real gamers use Bing"?

eh - ok??? Feels like irony but i aint sure?

MasterCornholio1735d ago


I have a wikia app on my smartphone which is a fantastic way to access guides on the net.

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Dlacy13g1735d ago

you guys are commical... So a new console allows you to multitask while you game and you down play it with the come back of "I have a laptop, tablet or smart phone near me all the time anyway so I don't need it"... F'ing brilliant logic.

So you do multi-task but you would much rather do it through two seperate devices versus one? Now thats smart... @DoomeDx "I can turn 90 degrees and there it is" LOL... yes that sounds much better than just looking at the same screen.

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rainslacker1734d ago

This comment is what happens when I stay up for 40 hours straight.

"Real gamers use Bing" is my "/s" in this comment for those that didn't get it.:)

Ritsujun1734d ago (Edited 1734d ago )

You need to diet, creature.

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-Alpha1735d ago

Really love the split-screening.

n4rc1735d ago

looks slick.. cant wait

theWB271735d ago

Clean..very easy to read. I like.