Thurrott: Microsoft has announced that the “new Xbox One experience”–i.e. the Dashboard update that includes Windows 10 underpinnings–has begun rolling out to Xbox Preview Program participants. Here’s what you can expect.
First, this is an early release, and it’s likely that things will evolve before the public release, which is set for the November system update. And while Microsoft has clearly been over-selling the Windows 10 stuff here, the Xbox team just refers to this as “the new Xbox One Experience,” which is a pretty terrible name in its own right.
What this thing is, really, is a monthly system update that also happens to include a Dashboard UX (user experience) overhaul. This is something that Microsoft did a number of times over the lifetime of the Xbox 360, but this is the first major UX change to Xbox One.