The Xbox One Home screen will be changing again, offering up a cleaner look and feel.
“We’ve heard your feedback and have continued to iterate on Home to get you into your gaming experiences faster and keeping more of your content front and center. With today’s update, we’re experimenting with a streamlined user interface,” Bradley Rossetti, Xbox Insider Team Lead, wrote in a post today.
“With this new experimental Home design, the first thing you’ll notice is we’ve removed the Twists from the top of Home in favor of separate buttons that launch your gaming experiences. The goal is to let you jump into Xbox Game Pass, Mixer, Xbox Community and Microsoft Store quicker than ever. We’ve also shifted things around to make more room for your recently played titles.”
Those in the Xbox Insider Alpha Skip ahead ring should see the new Home screen in the coming days.
Moreover, Microsoft advised that a coming update will remove the ability to command Cortana through a headset. Instead, commands to Cortana will be able to be issued through cloud-based means, including the Xbox skill in the Cortana app on iOS, Android or Windows. This move mirrors the addition of the Xbox skill with Alexa-enabled devices.
If you’re not an Xbox Insider, expect these updates in the coming months.