October 2, 2023
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Microsoft releases an update for the Home experience on Xbox Series and Xbox One

Microsoft has begun rolling out the long-awaited update to the Home experience on Xbox Series and Xbox One consoles. This update aims to improve the way players discover new games, rediscover existing games, connect with communities and enjoy a more personalized on their consoles.

Here are the key details of the new update:

  1. Quick Access: The update introduces a quick access menu at the top of the home screen, allowing easy access to the Library, the Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass, Search, and Settings.
  2. Simplified Layout: The home screen layout has been simplified, creating more space for players to enjoy custom wallpapers. Recently played games and other content and apps are now displayed towards the bottom of the screen.
  3. Custom Wallpapers: Added an option to change the wallpaper to match the game that is being highlighted in the recently played games list.
  4. Game Discovery: The update improves the way gamers discover new games by presenting curated game lists customized for each user.
  5. Personalization: Gamers now have the ability to personalize their experience, allowing them to pin their favorite games, curated groups, and system groups, such as Quick Resume, to the home screen.
  6. Community and Entertainment: The Friends and Community Updates row has been updated to provide a clearer view of what is happening in the player’s community. In addition, a Watch & Listen section highlights media applications and entertainment content available to the user.

With this update, Microsoft seeks to improve the user experience and provide a smoother and more engaging interface for Xbox Series and Xbox One players. The new Home experience will make discovering and playing new games, connecting with friends and communities, and personalizing console easier and more enjoyable than ever. Players can expect a more immersive gaming experience tailored to their individual preferences thanks to these enhancements.

Fountain: Gematsu

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