The Xbox dashboard (or home) has had it’s fair share of redesigns over the years. This includes the current Xbox One system, and there are another set of dashboards making the rounds in preview programs. These are a slight variation on the one tested in July, and aim to speed up the dashboard experience.
The new designs get rid of the “tabs” along the top of the screen, which tend to slow the system down when browsing. The Game Pass, Mixer, Community and Store tabs all move to slightly different places in the new-look tests. One “Home Experiment” in the current testing phase looks very similar to July’s redesign.
The other design that has any notable front-end changes simply moves the tiles around a little. The four tiles shown in the above screenshot are changed. That spot is now occupied by one large games and apps tiles, whilst the rest move down the screen. This could be a little more cumbersome to access those other areas, but we’ll have to trust the testing system to get the right result.
There is currently no date for when one of these designs will go live to the public. Hopefully soon, as Project Scarlett is right around the corner.