Microsoft has announced that it’s building a new dashboard design for its upcoming Xbox Series X launching in November and a new Xbox mobile app that will better integrate your phone to the social experience on the gaming platform.
The new dashboard update is still based on the design you see today on Xbox One, but the home screen will load a lot faster. Also, the company is tweaking the text to be more readable, adding new animations across the experience, and visual elements now feature rounded corners.
The guide has also been updated with rounded corner for elements, and parties and chats are now found in a single tab. Microsoft is even working on a new Store, which is currently available for participants of the Xbox Insider Program.
The company is also building a new Xbox mobile app that will be focused on making easier to share and connect with friends. For instance, when you want to share an update or clip from the console, it’ll also automatically be sent to the mobile app, allowing you to share it on social networks.
Using the Xbox mobile app, friends will be able to quickly send messages or launch parties to keep the conversation going. Microsoft has also consolidated notifications that will reflect activities across console, computer, and phone.
The new updates will be rolling out in the coming weeks, just in time for the launch of the Xbox Series X. If you have an Xbox One, the console will also receive the new improvements.