Xbox One will get a completely redesigned dashboard and integration with Cortana

By | 10.12.2018



Xbox One will get a completely redesigned dashboard and integration with Cortana

At E3, along with news about the possibility to run Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One, Microsoft also introduced a new dashboard for the Xbox One, which includes dozens of changes and improvements compared to the current version of the interface.

The most obvious change was the refusal from the home screen with dynamic tiles, which began to be used in 2012 on the Xbox 360. The new dashboard aims to provide faster access to the recent games, frequently used functions (like turning off the console), messages, achievements, etc.

These options are available in the left side pane, which opens by double-clicking the Xbox button on the controller. In turn, the list of recent games is located in the center of the screen.

Another important change was the integration of voice assistant Cortana, which will allow you to give instructions to the console, using natural language. At the moment, the Xbox One supports voice control via Kinect, but support is limited to a certain preset list of commands.

Microsoft promises that with the arrival of Cortana, the console will start to understand the instructions in a more human form: for example, «Hey cortana, record a video with the last minutes of the game and share them.» All Xbox One voice commands will continue to work. Initially, Cortana will only work in the US and the UK.

This update the company plans to release in late autumn.

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