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Xbox One Fall Updates to Focus on User Interface Speed and Ease of Use

If you own an Xbox One, you’ll know that one area that needs work is the speed of the User Interface and ease of use. At E3 we were given details of upcoming changes, GamingBolt were able to talk to Xbox’s platform manager Richard Irving revealing some interesting points.

The updates will be coming in the Fall and are based on user feedback on how user experience could be improved while using the Microsoft console. With speed being one priority, the site quoted Irving as saying:

“Our design point of the new Xbox experience is speed and making all of the things you do on Xbox Live, both in and out of the game much faster.”

On the social side, they are looking to improve the interaction between the games and friends list:

“One of the important things is to party up with friends and play multiplayer. In my friends list I can now start a party, I can send an invite so now I have a party status so I can go back to playing my game and can check my party status. Same thing with messages, I can see my full conversation history and also record a voice message and send it across. I can go back to gameplay which is all super fast and easy.”

With modern consoles, even Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 the focus has been on the interaction between friends during gameplay, so it’s nice to see a focus on improving this area.

With these updates mentioned above, and more discussed in the GamingBolt interview it all sounds a lot like the Xbox app for Windows 10. This of course makes sense as it fits the common style that Microsoft appear to be aiming for now.

Are you looking forward to seeing these improvements to the Xbox One User Interface? Let us know your thoughts below.