Today is the beginning of the New XBOX One Experience and Microsoft is already touting it as one of the biggest in console history. They aren’t very far off, either. Microsoft has put together a massive update with the mission to give the fans what they want.
According to the XBOX Wire blog, Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for XBOX, breaks down the entire update while stating, “Monthly releases inspired by your feedback have been a cornerstone of the Xbox One experience. We launched the Xbox Feedback site to enable you to influence how Xbox One evolves and we’ve been listening. Over the past two years, we have delivered more than a hundred new features based on your input. On behalf of the entire Xbox team, I want to express our appreciation for all of your valuable feedback.” Ybarra goes on to say, “We put fans at the center of everything we do and wanted to make some big changes, including enabling one of your most requested features – the ability to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.”
Which brings us to our first update, XBOX 360 backwards compatibility. This isn’t that big of news as we did know about this back in June, during E3. However, this marks the first day that the Backwards Compatibility will be in effect. With over 104 titles available, gamers can go the list here and replay their favorite games on XBOX One. However, to celebrate it even more, Microsoft is announcing that for a limited time gamers can play multiplayer on the 360 games that have it available with XBOX One as well.
This new update also incorporates Microsoft’s flagship platform Windows 10. With it, they are promising a faster, more versatile gaming experience. They don’t go into much detail about the platform after that but our guess is that using Windows 10 has allowed them to make the rest of the updates like:
- A New Ergonomic XBOX One Home Screen
- A New In Game Guide
- Commentary Section
- Revamped OneGuide
- Updated Store
- Game Hubs
- Upgraded Avatars
As you can see, this is arguably the biggest update from Microsoft we’ve ever seen. It’s almost a complete layout overhaul! Nevertheless, it could make for a more advanced way to game and with it more sales for Microsoft.
For full descriptions you can check out the XBOX Wire.
What do you think of the New XBOX One Experience?