Microsoft will introduce a new dashboard for Xbox in 2023. The company will experiment with new designs in the coming months. Starting this week, a first group of Xbox users will see a modified design of the dashboard.
The first new design will be rolled out to a random group of Xbox users who have enrolled in the Alpha Skip Ahead program. They will see a new ‘Jump Back In’ section that includes the most recently opened games and apps, as well as a shortcut to the user’s library and Microsoft Store. Top right does Microsoft placed a search bar, with a shortcut to the settings menu next to it. When these users scroll to the bottom of the screen, they will see a new section with game recommendations.
Microsoft does see a point in game sections and is thinking about populating them with recommended game content in the future. It would look at games an Xbox user has played in the past, or make recommendations around the Game Pass subscription.
The company says it wants to take time to get the new design on point and will therefore roll out new versions of the dashboard in the coming months. Based on user feedback, it aims to roll out a definitively redesigned dashboard to all Xbox users by 2023. Microsoft did not provide an exact date on this.