08 Apr 2021 8:49 AM +00:00

Xbox October Update Brings UI Overhaul To Xbox One Ahead Of Series X Launch

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are on the horizon (and less than a month away!), but the Xbox One is getting another UI update.

Microsoft has previously promised a unified UI across Xbox One, the new Series S and X consoles, and the Xbox app on PC.

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Xbox October Update Changes

As per a tweet from Harrison Hoffman, Product Manager at Xbox:

The #Xbox October Update starts rolling out today, featuring lots of new goodness, including:🎮 A fresh look and feel🎮 Profile Themes🎮 New sign-in experience 🎮 Language support for Czech, Greek, Hungarian, and Slovak🎮 Performance improvements🎮 ...and more!
— Harrison Hoffman (@harrisonhoffman)
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October 13, 2020

In an accompanying blog post, Microsoft revealed the tweaks made.

"We debuted the new Xbox UX look and feel back in August, and it’s been a big hit with our Xbox Insiders. Now, all Xbox products across your devices – console, mobile and PC – share the same visual style and design, making them feel more familiar and easier to use," it says.

"From Home to Guide, My Games & Apps, and even Settings, all parts of the UX have been improved. The new design includes changes to our tile shape, fonts, and focus indicator across the experience. The overall layout of most of the pages will not be drastically different, ensuring the new UI remains familiar and easy to navigate."

There are also new Profile Themes to help customise your Gamertag, with more to come.

Microsoft also notes that users should "stay tuned for more".

The console has had a whole host of revisions in this console generation, but hopefully Microsoft sticks to this one for a bit.

For more on the Series X, check out our report about how much of the console's internal drive is reserved for system files here.

For more on the differences between Series S and Series X, be sure to check out our price comparison here, as well as our full specs comparison here.