“The new Xbox look and feel is designed to be faster to use, more approachable and visually appealing,” according to the platform holder.
“The Home screen will load more than 50 percent faster when you boot your Xbox, and is almost 30 percent faster to load when you’re returning from a game. Furthermore, these improvements use 40 percent less memory than what was previously required.
“Text is more readable, elements on screen are easier to understand at a glance, and accomplishing your tasks is faster than ever,” it added. “This includes tile shape, fonts, an updated illustration style, and more. The overall layout of most of the console pages remains familiar, just faster and more focused.”
Microsoft also said that a new Xbox mobile app, which is currently in development, will be better integrated into Xbox social experiences.
Updates and clips players want to share from their console will automatically be sent to the mobile app, which can also be used to send messages and launch parties.
And Microsoft said it has consolidated notifications to reflect activity across all platforms.
Microsoft revealed the new Microsoft Store on Xbox earlier this month. It’s over twice as fast as the existing version, launching in less than two seconds and featuring “greatly improved” browsing performance, according to the company.
It also promises better discoverability via a revamped navigation system, redesigned search functionality, Wish List improvements and inline video playback.
Microsoft recently confirmed that Xbox Series X will launch this November.