New Microsoft Store design heading to Xbox consoles

A new Microsoft Store design will soon head to Xbox One (and by extension, Xbox Series X in future), heading to Xbox Insiders to try first.

“The new Microsoft Store on Xbox is more than twice as fast as before,” Cody Bird, Principle Program Manager of Xbox, wrote on Xbox Wire.

“It launches in under two seconds, and the browse performance is greatly improved – it’s faster than ever to load pages and find what you need, whether it’s checking out a sale price or watching HD trailers.”

Trailers can be viewed from the map — via autoplay this time around, so hopefully they’re not firing themselves off all willy nilly as on the current store — with the overall goal of making the experience easier for consumers.

Xbox Insiders will see the new Microsoft Store from as early as 5 August; we’ll let you know when the general populace will be able to access it as soon as the information is available.

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