September 12th 2011 2:58 pm PT

Xbox LIVE Preview Program

I’ve gotten a lot of questions asking me if there is going to be a Preview Program for the upcoming dashboard update.  I am working with the teams here on a Preview Program for the new dashboard similar to the one we did last year. I don’t have a time frame or any additional specifics to share right now, but as soon as I do you can be sure I’ll make a blog post. Follow me on twitter to find out the moment I have news to share.

Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://angryfacing.com Nick

    You got me excited Larry, errr! 

    >:) 

    • http://www.facebook.com/chintupat Chintu Patel

      let in to  Xbox LIVE Preview Program

    • http://www.facebook.com/chintupat Chintu Patel

      let in to  Xbox LIVE Preview Program

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1483507864 Tyler Vincent

    I hope there is one I loved being a member of this.

  • http://twitter.com/SeanK_ Sean K

    Thanks Major!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1440518644 Christian Orlikowski

    I knew there would be one,  I can not wait to try the cloud storage feature!

  • Anonymous

    I’m certainly interested in more information about the upcoming dashboard update in general.

    For example, I’d love to hear a review of it from folks who use the old IR remote and who don’t have a Kinect.  I’m also curious how it performs for child accounts, in the absence of the internet, and in regions where the marketplace is… less supported.

  • Anonymous

    I’m certainly interested in more information about the upcoming dashboard update in general.

    For example, I’d love to hear a review of it from folks who use the old IR remote and who don’t have a Kinect.  I’m also curious how it performs for child accounts, in the absence of the internet, and in regions where the marketplace is… less supported.

  • http://saveandquitgaming.com Justin McFarland

    If we were a part of past preview programs, do we have have to reapply on connect.microsoft or are we good? Will be covered in your next blog post?

    • http://twitter.com/mcmax3000 David

      In the past, reapplication has always been required for each preview program so I expect that to be the same again this year.

      • http://twitter.com/jonhartman84 jonhartman84

        On the last one though, with the disc sent out, I didn’t have to re-apply.  So that was interesting.

        • http://twitter.com/mcmax3000 David

          They’ve done separate betas where they mostly picked people (Kinect beta, Full House Poker beta, etc.) but the major dashboard updates have required a separate application for each update.

          • http://twitter.com/jonhartman84 jonhartman84

            Couldn’t sign up last time, but still got the disc in the mail last time though.

  • http://saveandquitgaming.com Justin McFarland

    If we were a part of past preview programs, do we have have to reapply on connect.microsoft or are we good? Will be covered in your next blog post?

  • theConstruct

    I am giddy with anticipation.

  • http://twitter.com/dhan911 dhan

    oh well, I have tried everytime and never got into one…

    • http://www.facebook.com/gmanolas George Manolas

      Keep trying I’ve gotten into a couple things so when it shows up just try it again

  • http://twitter.com/CookieCreativ James Knight

    Yeah, I’d like to know if we have to sign up again as I was part of both the last dashboard preview as well as the beta testing for the new discs. Fun times though, I love seeing stuff before it’s released. Great to know that you guys pay attention to what we bring to your attention while this stuff goes on. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000081692800 Iskandar Dzulkarnain

    Its great and all but it looks like they clusterfucked everything

  • http://twitter.com/dibils Yusuf

    oh man i thought this WAS the preview!!

  • http://twitter.com/OMGitsNOYO King Noyo

    nice, i hope i will be selected to participate given the outcome that it will be public.

  • http://www.fliknotes.com Adam

    Looking forward to joining the preview program again!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Glasswalker33 Deke Martin

    Thank you for an update. I’ve been wondering about this for a while now.  I’m just glad to hear that MS isn’t canning the Preview Programs.  It was fun to have a friend instantly go out and get a Kinect after I was finally able to show it to her.  Word of mouth can be better than printed word sometimes!

  • SHORTGUY

    I though this was the program…thanks for gettin my hopes up!

  • David Q

    cool can’t wait

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002621494417 Daniel Crook

    cant wait i hope to be a part of this preview once again ! :)

  • Anonymous

    Cool. I’ll stay tuned.

  • http://twitter.com/AngAru86 天使~うん

    cannot wait 4 this =) thks 4 the info

  • http://twitter.com/AngAru86 天使~うん

    cannot wait 4 this =) thks 4 the info

  • http://profiles.google.com/gwangi77 Mike Orson

    Hope to be in the preview program once again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yeah.im.juice Julius Bishop

    Fuck that, I got tricked last time. Couldn’t talk to my friends that whole time I was in that stupid program last time!

    • http://twitter.com/lightsup55 Timothy

      That was only to test the codec for Xbox Live voice chat that improves communication quality. I’m sure they don’t need to make any more changes related to that, so you should still be able to do party chat and private chat with this new preview program (if there is one).

    • http://twitter.com/lightsup55 Timothy

      That was only to test the codec for Xbox Live voice chat that improves communication quality. I’m sure they don’t need to make any more changes related to that, so you should still be able to do party chat and private chat with this new preview program (if there is one).

    • http://www.facebook.com/gmanolas George Manolas

      It said in clear text that you wouldn’t be able to be in a party, if it’s the update im thinking of

    • http://twitter.com/Brandon1one7 Brandon Kerins

      it wasnt a trick you are just slow. dont worry about it

  • http://twitter.com/CraziedZombies Josh

    can’t wait for the preview program if there is going to be one :p

  • http://twitter.com/CraziedZombies Josh

    can’t wait for the preview program if there is going to be one :p

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/ItsNymo Nymo

    Thanks for the update, Major! Looking forward to taking part in the program once again!

  • http://twitter.com/Brandon1one7 Brandon Kerins

    cannot wait to do this again!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/blitz.7287 Simon Burrows

    im totally applying for the preview program :)

    obviously when you can actually apply for it. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1558145511 Chad Seibold

    I would love the chance to be a part of the preview program!

  • http://twitter.com/Zacagawea Zach Kozlowski

    Was just wondering about this as I just saw the preview of it on Giantbomb.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1113051243 Giuliano Tognarelli Buono-core

    GREAT, I’M SO EXCITED
    it will be soon?

  • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

    Yippee Skippee I’m excited!!  Not really, but I had to join in with every other comment in this post.

  • http://twitter.com/dw1020 Dustin Wasserman

    Im excited. and it is nice to finally have someone who actually pays attention to the people. U r the best Larry Hyrb!!!

  • Roberto Dominguez

    Thanks! I really appreciate these previews.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stuntz0rZ Scott Zmolek

    instead of free halo reach disk, i think we should get Gears 3 this time!

  • http://twitter.com/WebstyleCenter Peter van Dam

    I hope they finaly enable non-us users to use voice recognition (at least in English language). We pay more for a Kinect, and get just 50% of it’s functionality. I still wonder why Microsoft isn’t sued yet for selling a product with less functionality.

    With that being said, I look forward to the preview and wonder how much different this new dashboard will be compared to the very first when xbox 360 launched. I mean, blades are now titles on top, is the rest all back to what it all started? So loads of unanswered questions to be answered!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks. Wish you could just answer it plain and simply without giving weird I am fifty year old answers on the Interweb. PS I love you.

    • Anonymous

      Riiight.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jeverage Quality Jeverage

      Suck it up, make a Twitter account, move on with your day. It’s far less useless than you’d like people to believe.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.laferlita Joe LaFerlita

      If you really think nobody uses Twitter, you should open your eyes.

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully this one won’t be just to 1 region.

    • Alan

      I got an invite a few months back, but could not do it cause I was not in the US.

      Needless to say I was pretty p’d off!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674106424 Devon Edwards

    There was a time I would get excited about dashboard updates…but that time is past.  I will happily live in ignorance.

  • David

    What’s going on with Xbox Live? I haven’t been on in a few days and now I keep getting disconnected and reconnected. Plus when I go to check out the Gears of War 3 videos I just get an error code or the system crashes.

  • Preabo -

    I would follow you at twitter if it is a business tweet account, not private information included.

  • J TRIPLE DASH

    RED DEAD REDEMPTION MYTHS AND MAVERICKS  DLC IS NOT WORKING!!!! 

  • J TRIPLE DASH

    AND STOP BEING SUCH A HOLES TO INDIE DEVS WHO MAKE XBLA GAMES!!!!! 

  • http://twitter.com/boeboelord Boe2

    can’t wait to get denied again…

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.crabb1 Andrew Crabb

    I hope it is soon can’t wait, Thanks for the update.

  • Nick Costello

    Is there still gonna be Cloud based service?  I remember that being brought up at E3, but I don’t think I’ve heard much about it since.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Dolcin/1523498400 Michael Dolcin

    I hope I get accepted, I’ve been in almost every preview program.

  • http://www.animecourtyard.com Mario

    cant wait to see more!

  • http://twitter.com/aka_Scratch Scratch

    Sounds pretty cool.  People are buzzing around all over about this and it hasn’t even been announced lol.

 

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