Xbox One Creators Update includes a new look for Home

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Microsoft has already begun rolling out some upcoming Xbox One features to Insiders. The Xbox One Creators Update will completely revamp the console’s user interface, making it more intuitive and easy to use.

Following user feedback, Microsoft realized that the Xbox One UI is too complex, forcing users to press too many button for certain tasks. As a result, Insiders can now test a new, simplified Xbox user interface that highlights game elements frequently used by players. This means that you can now access the most valuable content for your games much faster.

More specifically, the main tile for the game you’re currently playing has changed. There’s a smaller icon for the game, alongside a few Game Hub options and Achievements information.  If you’re not using a custom background, the new Home screen will add images of the game you’re currently playing instead.

Xbox One Home screen gets a new look

Here’s how Microsoft describes these changes:

Our goal is to simplify the UI and increase overall system performance, and that starts with updating Home based on what you care most about for the games you play. To do that, we’ve optimized for speed and are surfacing to you the most valuable content for your games. You’ll notice the main tile for what you’re currently playing has changed. Now, you’ll see a smaller icon for the game and a few options to dive deeper into the Game Hub, interact with your Club or LFG for that game, view your Achievements and more. The updated Home also celebrates the game you’re currently playing with hero art in the background when you’re not using a custom background.

Have you enrolled in the Xbox One Insider Program? What do you think about the new Home screen? What other improvements would you add to it?

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