We are getting ready for the release of the New Xbox One Experience to members of the Xbox One Preview Program as Mike Ybarra shared yesterday on Xbox Wire. When it launches in November the New Xbox One Experience includes a completely redesigned Home, fast access to a brand new guide, new Community section, revamped OneGuide and more. But just like any other system update, we want to do this with the help and feedback of our fans. Our team will be working to troubleshoot and polish the updated features until its release in November and we’re letting Preview members decide if they’d like to opt in or out of participating in the early look of some of the initial features.
Here’s how it works:
*We will roll this update out over time to Preview members who opt in for it, starting with a set of Preview members who have historically submitted the most feedback. Our goal is to start with a group, get feedback on a set of features, then roll out to larger groups for additional feedback over time. It will not roll out to everyone at the same time. We’ll also be adding new features over time as we get closer to launch.
*If you’re a Preview member, you’ll get an invitation sent to you in an Xbox Live message.
*From the invitation, launch the Xbox Preview Dashboard and select the registration option.
*You can then opt-in by selecting “Preview – New Xbox One Experience.”
*If you don’t want to participate in this preview update, you will continue to receive “regular” Preview Program updates going forward. It will not remove you from the Xbox Preview Program altogether.
*Over the next several weeks, new builds will regularly roll out to those who opt in, and our engineering team will work to improve the features and fix any bugs they identify during the preview testing.
We’ll release the New Xbox One Experience to all Preview members in waves following the initial opt in period so hang tight if you aren’t in the first few groups to get access. And of course, the whole reason we’ve opened up the Preview Program has been to gather your feedback and give you the opportunity to shape the future of Xbox One. Please, keep it coming and stay tuned for more news about the New Xbox One Experience. Thanks for all of your support.