Xbox One users can get an early insider look at the latest firmware updates. One of the most recent alpha updates has reportedly fixed the dashboard.
Its same like PS dashboard...
I honestly thought it was a joke when you said that till I saw the video. Just wow..... it's a pretty complete ripoff.
I wouldn't go as far as saying it's a rip-off. A lot of modern UIs use this kind of style. Smart TVs, streaming services, etc. It looks good on a TV and it works well with controllers and TV remotes.
No, it's a rip off, look at the original live tile UI they had and look at the progression. After around 2016 every single update to the xbox dashboard has been to remove the tiles and minimalize the look, and make navigation simply right and left and up and down controls. It's been a constant moves to copy Sony's UI. And yes, it works well and looks good on a TV, that is why Microsoft is copying it and discarding their own live tile based UI. And Sony has been doing it since before Smart TV's and streaming devices were a thing on the PS3.
Not a rip off at all it’s actually faster and better design
Well sometimes you got to learn from the best.
This late in the gen who cares? PS "copied" MS with the option of downloading games through PS Now. I say again, who cares? MS copied Sony's free games every month, cool who cares. Sony's trophy system is inspired by MS Achievements, yep again who cares. How bout we talk about more important matters.
@kellyanne85, that cause Sony hardly updates their stuff Microsoft constantly is trying to improve their OS.
Its nothing like the ps dashboard. If anything, its a windows 8/10 look. If they did go ps style, id be annoyed. I hate the ps dashboard. Slow, ugly, hard to navigate, and just plain boring, even with themes.
@Pork Except the whole structure is almost exactly like Sony's. Maybe more full screen for some of the library gallery views, but still the same XMB style, the same drop down styles, the same side menu popup for things with options. Similar features for news and what not. About the only thing it lacks is the top row menu that Sony added into the PS4...or maybe it's there and it wasn't shown. You are right that a lot of things use this XMB style, but sony was one of the first to make it mainstream....although I'm sure not the first to have such an interface. I don't mind that MS is using the style, but I kind of have to laugh at all the Xbox fans who for so long said it was a bad design and antiquated compared to the somehow superior Xbox dashboard which always seemed to need to be changed with an update every 2-3 years.
If we are calling this a ripoff, would it be fair to say that PS ripped off online gaming and PS now from MS? .... Just sayin'.....
Racer what are you talking about? The ps2 was playable online before the xbox live services even launched lol by over a year, then you have ps now... a service available from the ps3 gen...what's it copying again?
Complete ripoff? It is essentially the same UI it has been only with the 4 boxes in the lower left added for the store, library etc....
So what. Like [email protected] never ripped anything off!
Care to give a link to that vid? I've always wondered what the Xbox One dashboard looks like but have never found a youtuber to show it in details.
Funnily enough, MS were the first to make the modern UI mainstream. Guess the best is following itself.
I'm in the insider program and this update is better than the regular.
Actually, I'm saying that because it's true. Even on my day one fat xbo the new dash is snappier than my sons xbo s with the existing dash. And the PS4 dash is nothing like the XMB of the PS3. The only similarity is you still move left/right, up/down which even the 360 offers. hell even the old blades of the 360 let you do the same thing.
@kellyanne85, are you suggesting that if something is good, it should never be changed or improved? Does it really mean something to you, deep down inside, that Sony had a UI from "day 1" that didn't need tk change? Does it rock you to sleep at night?
They chance it because they like to mix things up. They understand people get bored. They revamped the 360 one a ton and they are doing the same with the x1. People get bored. It's a way to make something old seem new. Been happening for generations in all kinds of products.
@kellyanne85 The Xbox One UI has been miles better than the PS4 UI ever since it's first major update in 2014 and yet they still support it and make it better because they can and wants to. The PS4UI is obviously worse than Xbone UI and Sony rarely change or add anything to it simply because they are so damn lazy.
If the PlayStation UI has not changed then that is really sad. UI was a pain to drill down into.
Yeah, it's really similar. It does look a bit faster or more responsive though. That's the one complaint I have with the PS4 UI is that it's become so slow in the last year or two. My hard drive isn't full, I've tried recompiling the database, etc. Hasn't helped. It's been slow ever since the UI update where they changed the notifications and everything. Other than that I love the UI. It's simple/easy to find what I'm looking for, and it's visually appealing. Nintendo's using something kind of similar as well, though obviously much more basic from a feature standpoint. This is just a UI style that works well with controllers and looks good on a TV.
I have no problems with my PS4's UI it's fast. Are you sure it's not just imagined for this article?
@mesojovo No, it isn't just imagined. The UI used to be snappier before that UI update. Are you using a PS4 or PS4 Pro? I've got a launch PS4 with an upgraded 2TB hard drive.
It actually doesn't look like the PS Dashboard, which is crazy.
What do you mean? It has square shapes just like Sony. Be outraged.
@Stevek336 Xbox 360 UI had squares and shapes though...
@steve Square shapes!?! Your'e right! Sony invents everything!
Maybe I'm crazy here, but I use both frequently and I don't see the resemblance to the PS Dashboard...
Yes crazy, but hey you're drunk too so...
@Masta Well, can't argue with that.
I've used both, not the same thing at all.
@Drunken You don't see the similarities? They both have game pics on their home screen. And look at those rows, no one has ever did that except for Sony. Not to mention words, there's words on that screen, very similar to how there's words on Sony's home screen. And being able to press a button to start a game...that is totally ripping off Sony.
@Gangsta Lol that's what it seems like with these guys comments.
Wow it's very similar. But can't blame them, PS knows what they're doing.
They are people who are arguing that it is not similar. They need to consult an eye doctor.
Stupid [email protected]
It is. Anyone that says it isn''t is in huge denial.
...or those that say it is are reaching for the stars.
Ya, You wish it was the same lol
I'm not angry with the similarities, and others shouldn't be either if they prefer the Sony UI. Copying a good thing means not sticking with worse just to spite yourself and your consumers. That UI speed is hawt, though.
Uhhmm... the dashboard itself basically looks the same as it ever has on Xbox One... this appears to just be faster.
The PS4 UI is zippy, minimalist, and elegant. Going from one side of the tile bar to the other is like running your hand across a row of piano keys. It's very no-nonsense in operation and things don't feel buried. Everything can be accessed fast and I find it to be much less cumbersome than the Xbox's dashboard. Dynamic themes are a sweetener. I have some affection for this UI and wouldn't mind seeing it carry over to PS5.
I have seen this layout elsewhere. 🤔
Here and on Xbox One
On Xbox 360 Blade and Xbox One current UI
It always makes it faster for like 3 weeks then slows down again
lol who know generic square tiles for a dashboard is a ripoff. I guess sony is super inventive
More about how you move around on those tiles. Square tiles or partial windows make the most sense for a library view of things where you may need to display information. Progressing through them in a linear fashion on a single bar also makes sense. Submenus to the side make sense for some things. Sony XMB has been doing this for a while, and the new Xbox dashboard does all this. That makes it like the XMB. Not a big deal really, but Xbox fan boys for a while have been saying how antiquated and bad the PS OS is, but now at least one of them is saying that it's not the same, or somehow better for no specific reason. Sony had this similar style since the launch of the PS3. They've used it in all their devices beyond the gaming market for years now. Many other devices use something similar or at least partially similar. They have updated it to add features, and changed small things here or there to adapt to what may be needed, but it's essentially the same as always. Sony was inventive a long time ago, and since it wasn't broke, they didn't need to fix it. Not everything needs to be changed for the sake of change, and it'd be nice if it wasn't just changed for the sake of change. MS has proved this multiple times with the release of various Windows OS incarnations, and for Xbox, I would say that changing the Xbox OS every 2-3 years isn't the mark of innoation or inventiveness, rather trying to scrap what doesn't work, to try and make something that does, while not accepting that it's OK to use ideas of others if it makes sense.
its 2019 we still going on about making the dash faster smh
That layout looks very familiar. Apparently is a boring and stale layout according to a few users over the years.
Yes, too simple and unattractive is what they say. Never mind the responsiveness!
Sony Playstation has made a very successful business ripping off designs and ideas from other manufacturers like Microsoft and Nintendo.
Haha you sound butthurt. I can't wait until you learn how Microsoft developed windows. I won't spoil it for you...
Everybody knows the story, but its what they did with it to make it their own and went on to be the #1 PC OS in the world. That's the take away here. Sony copying from MS is an honor because imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Number 1 Monopoly. Great take away! Except in this case its MS copying Sony. Good try though...
@darth MS has never once had an original idea for Windows OS design in their entire existence. Every single incarnation has been ripped off from some other OS, usually either Mac or Linux, and with Metro they ripped off phone store OS and tacked it on top of a crappy UI design. They change for the sake of change, and often end up dropping good designs to do stupid things, or appear innovative. Xbox, they've been better with some innovative designs, but no, Sony isn't copying MS. They are copying whoever MS stole from, or just taking ideas to integrate into the XMB system that they introduced years ago...which was probably around from someone else, but it certainly wasn't MS. You say above that Sony didn't improve on XMB, and that is wrong. The current XMB is almost exactly like the old. It's only in some that they use the icons in a library format, the rest is pretty much like it is on the PS3, with sometimes it going into a submenu. Sorry, but this new thing is so much like the XMB, I wouldn't question if someone said this was the new Sony OS. There are some minor differences, and some throwbacks to older Xbox UI's, but overall, seems close enough that I can see why people would say it's a rip off...even though I don't think that it was designed in a way to be ripped off, just as a way to make it usable in the most efficient and common sense way. Sometimes, what works works, and there is no shame in trying to make something for your customers that just works.
ok, I’ve learn that Microsoft is a multi billion dollar company after they developed Windows. What’s your point? Are you saying that they ripped off someone else? Lol Please list me all of the original ideas from Sony PlayStation that both Nintendo and Microsoft or anyone else have used to improve the game Industry. I won’t spoil for you DVD and Blu ray playback, lol theres one on the house....
How come it look so much like the PS Dashboard?
Maybe it was inspired from it?
Any change is a welcome one from me. I hate everything about the Xbox's Current UI
We see this too often, they need to come to a final layout.
Microsoft can never settle on a dashboard design
Because no one can figure out how to make 20 ads unnoticeable.
This UI is really good.
Whatever makes it faster and makes stuff easier to find is always welcome.
The tiles one became boring after a few months. Slow and cumbersome.
Good I must say? :>
So what if it looks like PS4 UI, it's not a big deal.