Microsoft to open up Windows 10 preview to Xbox users soon

The Windows 10-powered New Xbox One Experience will begin rolling out to Preview members over the next couple of weeks.

Ahead of the official release in November, Microsoft is offering early access to those who’ve opted in.

“As we prepare for the global release of the New Xbox One Experience, it continues to be important to us to get your feedback. To help us do so, we’re gearing up to release the New Xbox One Experience to members of the Xbox One Preview Program,” wrote Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox on the Xbox Wire blog (via The Verge).

Like all features in the Preview Program, this will be a work-in-progress until it launches in early November. 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.”

When the new Dashboard arrives in a couple of months, it will offer 50 per cent faster access to popular gaming features, while it’ll also deliver Xbox One Backwards Compatibility.

There’s also a new Guide for quickly accessing essentials, a redesigned Home section and a new Community section geared at making the Xbox One more social.

OneGuide is being revamped to become a single destination for TV, movies and video apps, while the Store has been optimised to help users quickly find what they want.

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“The release to Preview will mark a significant milestone on our road to delivering the New Xbox One Experience. It’s important to us to continue to let our fans be a part of the process. Your feedback is incredibly important,” Ybarra added.

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