This particular update for the Xbox One has been in the works for some time now and that’s understandable because it’s actually a pretty major update for Microsoft’s current-gen console. It’s actually the largest update ever for the Xbox One since the console arrived in 2013, aside from revamping the entire dashboard experience, the update adds a feature that console owners have long been waiting for. Today the new Xbox One experience has finally been released.
Microsoft has started rolling out the update but since it’s a staggered release not all Xbox One owners are going to get it at the same time, but the wait won’t be much longer than a couple of hours at the most.
The new Xbox One experience, based on Windows 10, brings an entirely new look and feel to the user interface. It also does away with Kinect gestures for navigation which were previously supported on the console.
Improvements have also been made to speed and stability of the console which will lead to an overall better experience, and it also sets the stage for more advanced features which will arrive at a later date, such as Cortana integration.
Perhaps the biggest feature that this update brings is backwards compatibility with Xbox 360. There are 104 backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles available at launch which can immediately be played on the Xbox One once this update has been installed.
You’ll obviously need to download it over Wi-Fi first, and it’s going to be a big file, but after it’s installed there’s a whole new Xbox One experience just waiting to be explored.