If you haven’t been following the news, Microsoft revealed at E3 2015 a few months ago the new UI coming to Xbox One. The company showed it off for the first time then, and it looks like it has gotten even better.
And for those of us in the preview program we can get this in September! Cannot wait, the new UI looks so sleek and clean and have you seen how fast it is? Damn
And yet a few will still complain about something...
Definitely.even those who dont own the console will find something to whine about too. lol
@chris hahahaha so true
Microsoft does have the tendency to improve and overhaul their UI for Xbox. The 360's launch UI is nothing like it is today. The PS3's launch interface is pretty much similar to what it is today.
dont mind those people their just pr employees not real gamers
I just hope the store comes with and Indie Crap section. I hate having to scroll through these to get to actual games that i may purchase. I think the library is large enough for a little segregation. That being said, I cannot wait till Sept to try out the new UI. Being a Day 1'er let's you appreciate the growth of the console and just like the 360, the X1 hasn't disappointed yet.
impressive how far they've come
Do you know if the new OS speeds up the lengthy install-time for games?
I dont think the UI has anything to do with install times. what I do wanna know guys in preview. Is if the new UI also come with a new store. I dont like the Xbox store as is on Xbox One.
Xbox downloads updates to the game while installing, i don't want to play outdated versions of games so doesn't bother me waiting that bit extra. If you cannot wait and don't mind playing unpatched games you just sign out and install, problem solved. Non issue when you realise why it is how it is and I wouldn't want the game to start downloading patches after installing cause that would take even longer.
Isn't the new UI built on-top of Windows 10 for Xbox One?
i remember reading it was some weird issue with early games that they have corrected.. dont buy many games on disk but batman installed pretty quickly.. not like ryse on launch... that took forever lol
I don't own an xbone (yet), but that new UI does look very snazzy...good job.
Please invite me. TREKSTERJSC
Yeah, I cannot not wait for this update. It is definitely needed
That UI is so amazing. I really can't wait. Its all about speed!
Nice! I can't wait to see this
WOW cant wait looks awesome
i think i'm the only one that likes the current UI , but i'm glad ms is always working to improve things
I love it but this looks better obviously.
I remember playing on my flatmates X1 a couple months ago and I honestly thought it was a bit of a clusterf*ck, it was hard to find anything.
It's horrible as it is currently there is just things all over the shop on it, really bad IMO, this looks much better to me.
I love it too. I actually always hated when microsoft changed the ui's on the 360 but eventually learned to appreciate why they did. hopefully they don't let me down with this one.
I like the look of the current UI, improvements are welcome especially a faster UI!
Looks good. I own both consoles but a feature I think ps4 does better is the online store. They have prices on the game without actually having to click on the game. Easier to scroll through and seems more organized. There aren't 3 different areas for 1 game like there is on Xbox. I hope Xbox changes that
Yeah I've found that to be a problem too. Its kind of a nightmare to find stuff without using Bing up front. The ps4 menu leads to more discovery of things but in Xbox one store I need to know what I'm finding to get it. Was looking for dead rising 3 demo and it was a nightmare finding it. Hopefully they've addressed issues like discovery and stuff in the new ui
Stuff like this is the reason my X1 is my main console , just feels more "next gen" I guess ...new...my ps4 doesn't really feel any different the my ps3 , to me , it seems "utility" , which is fine , and maybe even more stable ...but for me , boring , so FOR ME that is more than enough to overlook its "weaker hardware" (apple always had "weaker hardware" and I hear they do pretty good) no troll I swear , just what my brain is telling me... EDIT: I will jump ship in a heartbeat if or when the hardware difference gets to "OMG" level ...so far , no.
I've read many, many stupid comments on N4G but this one has to be one of the best. "my ps4 doesn't really feel any different the my ps3" Smh, I bet you don't even own a PS4.
you would lose that bet , have owned every sony console , and when using the os and such on my ps4 it isn't really that different than my ps3 feels ...maybe you think its somekinda massive leap but I don't...not on X1's level anyway...sales numbers say I'm in the minority , but I'm there on most things so its pretty familiar...
But they do feel pretty similar to touch. In fact I'd go one step further, and say that my PS4 also tastes a lot like a PS3.
[email protected] volkama. Tbh I'd prefer if the ps4 ui was improved off of the PS3 XMB. I seriously hate the ps4 UI its so generic.
@darren_poolies Well, I would like to tell you that my PS4 doesn't feel any better than my PS3. Different? Slightly. There's background music. There's far less features than my PS3. There's also lots of terrible themes to choose from the PS Store, but they're not free, and definitely on the overpriced side. The new Xbox One dashboard looks awesome on paper, and much faster to use as well. All around, it's better. I am not expecting Sony to improve their UI much. There are many requested features that still hasn't seen light of day, and it's a mystery if or when they ever will. Oddly enough, there are quite a lot of subscription services introduced to the PS4 since launch. I am assuming that's your kind of thing. I hope you won't go broke. :)
@ magiciandude "The new Xbox One dashboard looks awesome on paper, and much faster to use as well. All around, it's better. I am not expecting Sony to improve their UI much." So essentially, what you are saying (trolling more like) here is that Xbox One's upcoming update is going to make the UI as fast, game-related and convenient as the PS4's UI? You are trolling on PS4's UI and Sony's "lack of desire to improve", despite praising Xbox for attempting to match the PS4's gamer experience. Because right now, PS4's UI is better, faster, more intuitive and more game-related than XB1. If MS got it right first time, this update would not have a reason to exist for you to feel the need to troll on the PS4. Gamespot summed it up perfectly with their video: https://www.youtube.com/wat... And everyone else implying that the PS4 is a "PS3.5", the only reason the XB1 interface is so significantly different is because of everything they were attempting to do that people didn't like, particularly in terms of non-gaming. And so now they are changing things for the better.
@DigitalRaptor You shouldn't be worried about anyone else's trolling when you've already lost two bubbles for trolling since the latest reset. That didn't take long. :) And no, the PS4's UI is not any more game-related than Xbox One's. Care to point out what about the PS4 UI is more game related than the Xbox One UI, and why?
FYI, I don't care about snarky remarks about losing bubbles. It's just makes you look arrogant. Over the years, I've gained bubbles and I've lost bubbles for various reasons. I've had one, two, three, four, five, and six bubbles, and it bothers me not. You took one word I said and turned it into exactly one half of a weak-ass reply. With that out of the way, you didn't deny that you were trolling, because you were. Did you even watch that GameSpot video.... it highlights EVERYTHING you need to know about the Xbox One interface and how awful it has been. It's painful to hear, I know, but watch it. And don't come back with remarks of "bias" or "they don't know what they're talking about", because everything they said is true. In regard to PS4 UI, from the start everything about the PS4's interface was about quick simple access to games. Games, games, games. You won't find much else, other than a tab for TV & Video, and a few adverts on the "What's new" section. Xbox's interface is exactly how GameSpot described in their video, and PS4's interface is equivocally better designed for games before multimedia. We've been through this since launch, and Microsoft built a console that was designed for TV and multimedia consumption ("broad entertainment") by their very admission, before it was a cutting edge gaming box as the PS4 always was going to be. The dashboard was designed with "Ads in mind": http://www.sticktwiddlers.c... . Yusuf Mehdi wanted to use Kinect as a data gold mine, by invading your privacy: http://www.neogaf.com/forum... The interface was designed to be navigated with an unwanted peripheral that should never have even been a strong focus. See, the facts about the console's origin always return to multimedia and how MS wanted a slice of the Apple marketshare from people who didn't really care as much about games as they did about the living room multimedia experience. All of this stuff is the kind of experience the Xbox One was designed around, so are GameSpot's reactions to the Xbox One UI that surprising? Phil Spencer has been helping to change this perception ever since he was appointed to replace Mattrick. This update is also trying to change that, but you're just trying to pretend that it was amazing and is getting better, and my point still stands. Try harder.
@Digital "You are trolling on PS4's UI and Sony's "lack of desire to improve", despite praising Xbox for attempting to match the PS4's gamer experience." This is what's so funny about your comment. Magiciandude basically praised PS4's UI saying it really doesn't need to improve because just like you pointed out it's good as it is. But for some unknown reason you took Magiciandude's comment of admiring the X1's new UI being more like the PS4's UI as some sort of trolling remark or dig on Sony. You completely went into full blown hate mode and turned magician's comment into something totally unrelated. "The new Xbox One dashboard looks awesome on paper, and much faster to use as well. All around, it's better." That quote was pertaining to the Xbox One's original UI Digital. You took something way out of context and thought he was talking about the PS4 and then went into full blown fanboy mode. "Because right now, PS4's UI is better, faster, more intuitive and more game-related than XB1." LMAO! Maybe that's why Sony won't improve it much, it's already where it needs to be. Why do you have such a problem of anyone's opinion preferring another brand over yours.
@ Gangsta You can't be for real... no, but you are. Here you go again with another defence against someone trolling the PS4. Where is my proof that he's trolling and that your THEORETICAL points about him "praising" the PS4's UI (which he never does despite your spin) being normal behaviour are void? Why does he go on to ignore facts that PS4's user interface is more gamer related. That is strange to me to deny as a balanced gamer who is "praising" the PS4's UI. It's something you don't bother defending against in your comment to me. So why is his second commend to me declining the facts when they are clear? ----- "Why do you have such a problem of anyone's opinion preferring another brand over yours" Now, now, now Gangsta, I'd be careful here..... How can I back up the irony and the hypocrisy? Well.... Do I need to remind you, AGAIN? You're always on PS4 articles defending Xbox against Sony fans actually making valid points more often than not. You're always on Xbox articles defending Xbox trolls trolling on the PS4, trying to validate their trolling by spinning to dizzying levels. You're always trying to downplay any strong positive for PS4 when it comes to making Xbone appear in a lesser light. You're always trying to generate examples of hypocrisy against PS4 fans, whilst ignoring the same behaviour from Xbox fans on the other side of the same coin. So you clearly have the same problems with people preferring another brand or its content, and talking about it when it relates to your preferred brand. You were there trying to desperately prove to me that Sony didn't win E3 because of 3 historic, much requested (almost impossibly considered) announcements all within a short space of time. Shortly after, you were there questioning Shenmue's validity again and again because it so happened to not be coming to Xbone. You were questioning Shenmue, only after it was unequivocally connected to Sony and PS4, despite the mountains of #SaveShenmue posts and articles talking about the game prior to E3, before it became related to Sony. You tried to downplay PS4 having more games than Xbone, by mentioning that they were niche and Japanese and irrelevant, despite later on claiming that more JRPGs on PlayStation is a good thing, and that you're glad about it. You're full of it. The best example? I'm the problem here for jumping on a guy for clearly downplaying the PS4, yet you've been doing the same thing to me whenever I actually praise Quantum Break, which I've consistently done. Here I'm responding to somebody's opinion about despite how amazing QB looks, I think Uncharted 4 is more likely to realistically win best game of 2016. You can call that downplaying, but I call that something of an obvious reality http://n4g.com/news/1752915... These are all the things you never respond to with explanations despite me repeating it time and time again on articles that prove you do this stuff, and yet you'd rather pretend you aren't an undercover fanboy. I've wished you luck trying to cover this stuff up, but you certainly do a great job at it so you don't need it. Just know that you don't have to pretend anymore.
I have both systems, but the X1 OS is just so slow. It reminds of the PS3 XMB to be honest, super slow and it makes it hard to use. The New OS should be much faster, hopefully.
I think that people, ever since the nes/master system days, that getting a new console just means better graphics. I know thats what wowed me when i was a kid. But now i'm an adult in the age of the internet. I need functionality as well as better graphics. I'm definitely with you as far as what my main console will be. I'll get a ps4 eventually, just for exclusives (not missing out on jack this gen) but no ps+ and it will be my bedroom console. The X1 owns the living room real estate around here.
This looks really nice! I hope the ps4 gets a UI update soon could do with a spruce up
I wouldn't bet on it, ps3 never had a UI overhaul
I dont want an overhaul, just a few upgrades. I'm mostly happy with how it is now
they need to bring back folders.
@mike.. The ps4 ui will stay the same all gen. Sony are just not great at that type of thing unfortunately.... And for the record I prefer the Xbox ui over the ps4 ui if I'm honest. Sure the ps4 ui is faster but it's just dull. The Xbox one always has something happening on it when I turn it on. Plus I think the upload gameplay feature is what the ps4 sorely misses. I know you can upload to YouTube or Facebook, but there's something satisfying and convenient with having that upload app right there on the dash.
I am in the preview program. I like it very much..
I'm in the preview program to and I don't have the new UI. I'm calling BS
Who said anything about having the new UI? I meant I like the current UI and looking forward to the changes. You guys on these forums search to hard looking for gotcha moments.
I get the speed complaints to a degree, but hard to find things? HOME, FRIENDS, WHAT'S ON, STORE (GAMES/MOVIES & TV/MUSIC/APPS/SEARCH) What exactly is so difficult to find? Demos USED to be, but they added that in games too.
@GrownFolks... Yeah seems people struggle to read on this site.
The power of the cloud has really helped the UI
This is why a love consoles, everything looks official. A nice sleek dedicated interface made for the living room. Not something halfassed cough* Big Picture Mode *cough
Ui looks a lot better. I absolutely hate the xb1 Ui as it is so I'm delighted it's getting an overhaul. I hope the store gets changed along with this!
i did not like the current dash as it was too slow, loved the features though, the ne UI looks beautiful and i'm glad they are making everything a lot faster.
Will i still be able to minimize the main screen onto the dashboard ? I really dig that function.
I don't mind the current UI but this is definitely an improvement. The speed is what I'm most interested in. Everything seemed to load instantly on this preview video
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