The November update for Xbox One is going to bring a significant number of changes for the console, the most prominent being the all-new dashboard which is powered by Windows 10. Microsoft will release the update for everybody in November but before it does that the company is going to allow all Xbox Preview Program members to decide whether or not they want to test out the new update before it’s publicly released.
Xbox Preview Program members will receive the update a bit earlier than everybody else so that they have ample time on their hands to tinker with the software and maybe locate any issues that need fixing before the update is rolled out for everybody.
“Because this is a significant update, we are giving Preview members the opportunity to decide for themselves if and how they want to participate in helping us release the New Xbox One Experience,” the Xbox team wrote in a blog post.
Initially Microsoft will start off the process with a small group of members who have provided the company with feedback frequently in the past but it moves towards a larger group for additional feedback. All invites will be sent out through Xbox Live messages.
Those who don’t get an invite will nevertheless have to wait until November when Microsoft publicly releases this software update which not only brings a new user interface but also brings backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One.