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Testers with access to the redesigned Xbox dashboard have begun showing off how it looks in action.
Last week Microsoft kicked off a series of user tests for the updated Xbox homepage ahead of plans to launch it in 2023.
While the features are subject to change, the first round of preview updates includes a number of layout, design and ease of access updates.
Viewable in the video below, these include the new ‘Jump back in’ row, which provides quick access to users’ most recently played games and apps.
Players can also easily access system apps like Settings, Store, Search and My Games & Apps via their own dedicated tiles on the homepage.
“We know the Xbox homepage is where our gamers spend a lot of their time, and it’s a space that’s very personal,” Ivy Krislov, senior product manager lead for Xbox experiences, said last week. “We also know we can always be listening and learning how we can do better here while keeping your experience fast and familiar.
“With that, we’re kicking off a multi-month series of experiments to learn how to create a more personalized home screen experience and address some of the top trends and fan requests.”
Krislov added: “In addition, we are also exploring options for new game channels and collections when you scroll down that include content that’s curated for you based on things like the games you’ve played or how to make the most out of your Game Pass subscription.”
Microsoft rolled out a new Xbox Series X/S update last week which introduced a party chat noise suppression feature. It helps remove sounds like gamepad clicks, breathing and background noises from parties.
Xbox and Twitch are hosting an indie games showcase on Wednesday, which will feature updates on upcoming Xbox Game Pass titles including Metal: Hellsinger and You Suck at Parking.