Microsoft begin deployment of the new Metro Xbox 360 dashboard

Microsoft has started to push out the beta preview of the new Xbox 360 dashboard.

The newly designed dashboard will offer the following features:

  • Beacons – Beacons allow you to tell your Xbox LIVE and Facebook friends that you want to play a game on Xbox LIVE.
  • New Xbox LIVE Dashboard – With an updated look and feel, you can use voice and gesture controls to float through the menu and select games, movies, music and applications.
  • Facebook Sharing – With the integrated “share” feature, you can tout your achievements and showcase your in-game accomplishments through instant, direct posts.
  • Roaming Profile – With new roaming profiles you can now bring your complete Xbox LIVE® profile to any Xbox 360®, including game saves, friend lists and your Gold membership.

This update adds the Windows 8 Metro style to the Xbox 360 interface. Next Microsoft will be adding Bing and YouTube integration to the Xbox 360 in subsequent updates.

As we have said on this site before, Microsoft is bringing Metro to Desktops, Servers, Phones, Tablets, Bing and the Xbox.

Look out for more..

  • Ultima_96

    This is cool and all but i think the more important question is, will pc users (especially those with laptops who are on the go) be able to play their xbox 360 games on their windows 8 computer?