The October update for Xbox will arrive this week, bringing with it a taste of the next generation. Microsoft has announced that a new dashboard design will roll out to Xbox consoles as part of the latest update and will also run on Xbox Series X and Series S when they launch next month.
This new UX was first shown in August. Microsoft says the home screen loads 50% faster on startup and 30% faster when exiting a game, with 40% less memory required on the X Series. It is unclear whether console owners Older ones like the One S should expect performance improvements, though.
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The update isn’t huge, but Microsoft’s last major overhaul was just last February. Microsoft has a penchant for radically redesigning its Xbox UI multiple times each generation, so who knows how long the Xbox Series X dashboard will end up looking like this. For now, though, you can get a head start on its interface by updating your old console.