Xbox Dash (2)

User interfaces are pretty much one of the most overlooked parts of game design. Ever since this particular generation of gaming began, from the Xbox through to the Wii U, it’s been a core part of the gaming experience. We’ve already seen Sony’s Shuehei Yoshida looking cool as ice as he demonstrated some of that PS4 UI at Gamescom. Well here’s what the Xbox One UI looks like.

In case you can’t watch the video above because of legalese and other such copyright-protecting nonsense, then here’s a  bunch of screenshots for you of the dashboard. It’s pretty much exactly the same as what we saw behind closed doors at E3 and Gamescom, with the UI going for that Windows 8 look.

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Personally, I think it suits the Xbox One console just fine. And it’s a smooth-lookin’ interface, where less is more. I’ll get some fanboy flak for this, but I think the Xbox One UI is far more fluid than the PS4 interface which is going to look clunky and overcrowded in comparison.

It’s still a beta dashboard in the video and pics above, but that will most likely be the final look of it when the console launches here some time next year.

Last Updated: September 9, 2013

was reviewed on PC

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